Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s making is 4-star qualified by the Austin Vitality Green Constructing method, in portion thanks to its electric power use becoming driven by photo voltaic panels. (Courtesy Austin Habitat for Humanity)

Situated on Ben White Boulevard is the rare retail outlet that gives not just sustainable development materials, but apparel, appliances, jewellery, furnishings and the odd novelty item—Austin Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which Vice President of Retail Operations William Stockton phone calls the “superstore of the nonprofit entire world.”

“We search at ourselves as a enormous home improvement price cut retailer and donation fall-off center, but also … we’re kind of like a exceptional thrift keep,” Stockton mentioned.

ReStore’s income support fund Austin Habitat for Humanity, a Central Texas affiliate of the nationwide economical house-making nonprofit that serves Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Blanco and Caldwell counties. Though Habitat utilizes new setting up materials, ReStore’s donated supplies enchantment to buyers who are trying to get a distinctive aptitude for initiatives, Stockton claimed.

In addition to donated things, the shop offers some custom items, and consults for specified products that involve measurements, this kind of as cupboards. The retailer also shares new merchandise so that do-it-yourselfers doing the job on complex household jobs have obtain to all they have to have.

“We want to be guaranteed that if you’re coming to store with us, you are not having to make a 2nd halt,” Stockton claimed.

Established in 1992, the Austin ReStore was the first of its sort in the United States. There are now much more than 900 ReStore spots in country, like one in San Marcos and a location forthcoming in Northwest Austin this fall. Alongside one another, the Austin and San Marcos ReStores divert around 4 million lbs of reusable substance just about every year, according to Austin Habitat for Humanity.

“We really encourage the neighborhood to shop ReStore very first, not only simply because it’s sustainable, but for the reason that it has a fantastic mission,” ReStore Marketing and advertising Supervisor Jamie Hatton stated.

Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore

500 W. Ben White Blvd., Austin


Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Solar. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Correction: This tale was up to date to mirror that Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore presents tailor made-purchase cabinets as perfectly as donated cupboards, but does not make personalized cupboards from reclaimed objects in-home.