Thryft does good for the people and the planet.
How We're Making Change For The Community
Books For Charity
We often receive books that are donated by like-minded individuals who share our vision of social sustainability. Thryft gives the credits from the donated books in the form of cash on a post-sales basis to non-profit organisations and initiatives.
1% For The Planet
We make your purchases go further. We commit an additional 1% of our profits to support efforts in tackling urgent environmental issues.
Partners for Change
Non-profit organisations get to list their books on the Thryft platform at no cost, with 100% of all profits from these books going directly back to them. Making a difference takes time, and this is our way of building meaningful long-term partnerships.
Our Progress So Far
Sponsored a life skills training programme at New Hope Community Services’ shelter for displaced families, and the meals and utilities costs for one shelter resident.
Over 160 Partners for Change books sold on our platform, with 100% profits going back to Blessings in a Bag
How We're Making Change For The Environment
Second-hand does not have to mean second rate — when handled with care, they can be as good as new. This is why all our books are second-hand from users who have traded-in their old titles and from external partners that we work with. By choosing Thryft, you choose to reduce paper waste and give used books a new life.
Thryft believes in avoiding unnecessary packaging waste as much as possible. Though our tape-free gift-wrapping method using repurposed or recycled paper is more time-consuming, it means we do not create more waste for the environment. We know it’s not always easy to go sustainable when shopping online, so this is a labour of love from us to you.
We want the best reading experience for you, so not every book that we receive is going to meet our quality standards and make it to the Thryft store. That does not mean we simply dispose of them to the landfills for good. Instead, books that are still in readable conditions are given to our non-profit organisation partners, and the rest are recycled responsibly.