The USPS Has A New Side Hustle: Selling Its Own Line of Clothing “Rain Heat & Snow”

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February 20, 2013 ‐ By
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AP Photo/David Goldman

You know we’re all about making a little extra money on the side. But the US Postal Service might be on the wrong route with this one.

As we know, the USPS is cutting Saturday service starting August 1 in an effort to save money. Now they’re branching out into fashion in an effort to bring in additional revenue. The agency has partnered with Ohio company Wahconah Group to create “Rain Heat & Snow,” a line that will start out exclusively for men and, according to The Verge, involve some sort of “wearable electronics.”

“This agreement will put the Postal Service on the cutting edge of functional fashion,” Postal Service Corporate Licensing Manager Steven Mills is quoted saying.

Business Insider says the USPS will get a portion of the sales, and won’t have to spend any money on the line.

The men’s line will be available Spring 2014 and a women’s line will follow shortly after.

Other more logical suggestions for the USPS to make money have been shipping beer and offering check cashing services. On that last one, it seems that would make the most sense since you can already purchase a money order at the post office. Sometimes going with the more obvious option is the better decision.

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