Update Your Wardrobe and Help a Charity with FashionProject.com
Fall is a great time of year to take stock of your winter wardrobe. Does it need some updated items? Could you use a cool designer handbag or sunglasses, but don’t want to pay full price? Want to help a charity at the same time? Look no further than FashionProject.com. Perhaps you need a new casual outfit like this.
Fashion Project founders, Anna Palmer and Christine Rizk, took an interest in what happens to clothing donated to standard thrift stores. They found that many high end brands were being compressed into bales of clothing only to be sold at 30 cents per pound to overseas textile companies. In a “ah-ha” moment, the women realized they could sell these items for very reduced rates and raise money for charity at the same time. Cool huh? Perhaps you need a date night outfit?
At Fashion Project, donors register online, send in their items, and let FashionProject.com do the work to get the most out of their donation. They process, photograph, and merchandise the items beautifully on their online boutique, where 300+ charity partners can raise up to 100x more from these donations. Their mission is to raise as much money as possible for charity by creating a community where their members shop for causes they care about. How about a new dress for that office or cocktail party?
One visit to the site and you may get hooked. I can’t stop shopping for amazing bargains where I can donate to charity. Today, I purchased this great Coach Handbag. I really needed something in an earth tone and I have always wanted a Coach bag. At only $45, it was an amazing bargain!
Since its launch in 2012, Fashion Project has become a force in the fashion industry, powering the clothing donation program for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, partnering with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to give back to amfAR, and launching in-store donation programs with Nordstrom, Helmut Lang, Joie, Milly and Elie Tahari. Fashion Project is also a part of the exclusive Neiman Marcus InCircle Program.
Consider shopping at FashionProject.com. You’ll likely find an amazing bargain that you’ll love and feel good that you helped a charity too.