Brother and sister Daniel Folsom and Amy Ward co-founded Outdoor Thrift in spring 2020 during the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Amid the many “unforeseen circumstances” of that year, Daniel and Amy, (along with their spouses), moved in together to bunker down. Boredom and wandering minds lead to a growing idea of a thrift shop dedicated to the thing they craved most: being outside.
"I grew up backpacking through the Uinta mountains with my dad, which is where I developed a love for the outdoors. I feel a deeper sense of connection to the outdoors the further away I get from other people as I hike deeper into the woods. As I grew, my interests also expanded to skiing, biking, and climbing— mostly through the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. My most-used piece of outdoor clothing is my pair of Chacos. I wear them from spring through fall, and as soon as the snow falls I throw on a pair of socks with them!"
"I grew up with my backyard playground as the Utah Rocky Mountains. It’s a privilege to have grown up with access to so many trails, rivers, lakes, and canyons—they’ve helped shape me into who I am. I admit, I am a compulsive hobbiest. My personal motto is, “Yeah, why not?!” which means I rarely let an opportunity go by without giving it a try. Consequentially, I have a long list of favorite things to do outside, including hiking, rock climbing, boating, and trail running. My favorite outdoor item is my quilted Teva slip-ons. they're the perfect pair of base camp shoes, especially for high-altitude temperatures!"