(KZN.RU, July 10, Ksenia Shvetsova). This month, the charity project “Svalka” will start in Kazan. It will help the citizens to get rid of unnecessary things ecologically. Citizens will be able to hand over clothes, books, dishes, toys, equipment, and furniture for subsequent sale in a second-hand store.
Activists of the project “Svalka” present an ideology of responsible consumption. The project started in Moscow in 2015 on the initiative of Irina Barinskaya and Alexey Barinsky. When moving, they found that their apartment was littered heavily with unnecessary but good things. They rented a warehouse, where they organized a second-hand store, with the help of which they were able to solve their problem.
You can hand over any unnecessary things from the apartment, garage, or office: clothes, books, dishes, toys, appliances, and furniture. Activists do not accept dirty and torn clothes, broken furniture, underwear and bed sheets, as things are not intended for recycling. All collected items are sold in the second-hand, and part of the profits from the sold is sent to social projects.
Today, the project’s founders are actively urging residents of other cities to join it and help citizens get rid of unnecessary things. Recently, project activists began to spread their ideas in other cities and launched the so-called “Bronchise”. Those who wish to join the project need to contact the organizers and open their second-hand store. Thus they will launch their own business, which pays off in less than a year, according to activists.
“We were supported by such Russian cities such as St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, and Khabarovsk. And we even went to the international level. A second-hand store recently opened in Tel Aviv on the initiative of our compatriot”, said Gerda Baranovskaya, the art director of the project “Svalka”.
The second-hand store will open in Kazan at the address: Shakhidi Street, №9a. The opening date will be known later. The organizers promise that a festive event will take place on the occasion of the launch of the project in the capital of Tatarstan.
More information about the project “Svalka” can be found on the official website.