Mathematics The Internet

Data viz on women's tops sold on Goodwill's website

Who knew Goodwill could be so interesting?

Jess Peter set up a script to collect data on listings for more than 4m women’s shirts on Goodwill’s website, going back as far as 2014.

The information is deeply flawed—a Goodwill online auction is very different from a Goodwill store—but we can get an idea of how thrift store offerings have changed through the years.

Through that data, Jess asked questions like “Are Used Clothes Getting More Expensive?” and “What Can Used Clothes Suggest About Fashion Trends?”. I’d be interested to see how the pandemic will have affected this data if it was analysed in 2-3 years time.

Check out more of Jess’s data viz on their website.

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