Daisy Trade ReUse Store Opens at Meredith

An open house was held for Meredith College’s new Daisy Trade ReUse Store on April 28. The Daisy Trade is located in 114 Poteat.

The Daisy Trade is a project of Meredith’s Office of Residence Life, the Office of the Sustainability Coordinator, and the Interior Design Program. Students in Professor Martha Burpitt’s Interior Design 444 course designed the store.

Detchon Walton, ’10, was a student designer for the project. “It was fun because we got to put our design into application,” Walton said. “The most challenging parts were the budget and figuring out how to make the most out of the space.”

How the Daisy Trade ReUse Store works: The Daisy Trade has clothing, books, shoes, room accessories and more. Students are invited to take what they like, and to donate items they are not using.

The store is open primarily to students, but special events for faculty and staff will be scheduled throughout the year. Donation drives are also planned.

The Daisy Trade ReUse Store was created as part of Meredith’s Greenprint sustainability plan. The store relates to the College’s goals to model environmental responsibility in daily operations and to minimize waste generated.

The Greenprint plan also calls for the College to make reusable goods available first to the community before disposal, including office supplies, clothing, furniture, and books. In addition to the Daisy Trade, Meredith operates an office supply swap for faculty and staff.

Volunteers are needed to serve as store staff and to assist with merchandising. Students who are interested should contact Tabitha Underwood in the Office of Student Leadership & Service, at tabithau@meredith.edu or (919) 760-8338.

Click here for more information and to see photos of the store during the design phase. Hours of operation will also be posted on the Daisy Trade site.

Date Submitted: 2010-04-28

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