When used furniture has been all used up

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment

Bobbie Morgan, who has owned One Mo’ Time consignment store for 38 years at the same location in Ventura, has seen some disturbing changes in recent years. First with clothing and now with furniture; she has to turn away far more material than she accepts as items are being more cheaply made.

Jeanne Bulmer, a managing partner with Rebound Stores, a furniture consignment shop serving the Conejo Valley, has noticed the same problem and has an explanation: “In my parents’ generation, people kept...

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