PIEDMONT, S.C. (WSPA) – A “higher-end” resale shop is opening in Piedmont.

Threads of Hope resale shop is officially opening at 10 a.m. Saturday. Officials said proceeds help a sponsor, Auction for a Kaws Rescue (AFAK). AFAK is a non-profit founded in Greenville in 2012 and now helps support rescue organizations across the state.

Threads of Hope officials said they will sell gently used higher-end clothing for men, women and children, along with shoes, designer handbags, jewelry, belts, hats, furniture, home decor and more.

  • Threads Of Hope (Source: Cherish Benton)
  • Threads Of Hope (Source: Cherish Benton)
  • Threads Of Hope (Source: Cherish Benton)
  • Threads Of Hope (Source: Cherish Benton)

According to the resale store, this is made possible through the Giving WaYa recycling company. Giving WaYa partners with non-profits, school districts and other organizations to offer fundraisers through recycled

Giving WaYa set up red collection bins at drop-off locations, Threads of Hope said. They are listed below. Then clothes and other items are sorted.

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    • 102 Piedmont Rd. Piedmont, S.C. 29673
    • Exit 39 I-85
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  • 10 Star Fitness Spartanburg
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  • 10 Star Fitness Anderson
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  • Sports Fitness Club Greenville
    • 712 Congaree Rd, Greenville, S.C. 29607
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What can be resold at Threads of Hope is put on display, according to officials. Donated clothing that cannot be resold locally is shipped to countries that don’t have a textile industry.

Whatever is left is broken down and recycled into material that can be repurposed to make new clothes, company officials said. None of it ends up in landfills.

Threads of Hope is located at 102 Piedmont Road. Store hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Threads of Hope said free popcorn and cotton candy will be given away at Saturday’s grand opening.