We’re all about sustainability and eco-friendly fashion, that’s why we think it’s important that you know about Fashion Project, a Boston-based e-commerce that sells donated, pre-owned luxury fashion.
“Our main objective in launching Fashion Project was to create a company that enabled members to raise the most money possible for the causes they are passionate about by donating their clothing or shopping to refill their closets,” Anna Palmer, one of the founders told Business of Fashion. “My co-founder [Christine Rizk] and I both came from a background in non-profits and knew how hard it was to fundraise, but also being passionate about fashion, we knew how much money was just sitting in our closets unworn.”
The site has already raised $4.6 million in funding and just formed several important relationships with retailers who offer further incentives to donate.
Those who donate through the program at Nordstrom will receive a $40 gift card to the department store. Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman are offering customers who participate in the InCircle loyalty program White Glove Clothing Donation service to donate gently used luxury clothing, shoes and accessories to a charity of their choice. If they live within 30 miles of a store location, a concierge—outfitted in an Elizabeth and James uniform no less—will come to the donor’s home, collect and package the items in branded bags.
It doesn’t stop there. For every 10 items that the Fashion Project is able to sell, InCircle members will receive a $100 gift card, up to $1000.
Giving back never seemed so stylish.