Fashion experts in Muncie, Indianapolis are trying to become more sustainable

Editor’s note: The following is part of a class project originally started in Ball State University professor Adam Kuban’s fall 2021 class. Kuban continued the project this fall, challenging his students to find sustainability efforts in the Muncie area and present their ideas . To Deanna Watson, editor of The Star Press, Journal & Courier and Pal-Item. Several such stories were featured in November and December 2022.

MUNCIE, Ind. – After COVID-19 forced the Attic Window Thrift Store and Donation Center to close all five of its locations for three months in early 2020, Louanna Ross, Attic Window’s director of retail operations, didn’t know how profitable the business was. will be upon reopening.

Women's jackets are on display at the South Muncie location in the Attic Window.  Ross said if a T-shirt is 50% or more cotton, it is automatically recycled.

The shop produced record years for the rest of 2020 and 2021, and in October 2022, it donated 2,100 cars at its south Muncie location at 400 W. Memorial Drive.

Ross has been involved in the thrift store for over nine years, overseeing its stores in Muncie, Hartford City, New Castle and Winchester. Attic Window operates under Muncie Mission Ministries and sells clothing, shoes, furniture and other items.

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