Giveaways Fashion Project takes secondhand designer clothes further
The idea for this charitable business came to Anna Palmer and Christine Rizk during a tax law class at Harvard Law, where they were informed that nearly 13 billion USD worth of clothing and accessories are donated to charities each year but that those goods rarely achieve anywhere near their optimal value. It was a light bulb moment and the girls decided to establish Fashion Project to professionally manage the entire sales’ process of second- hand wares, via its own website. They are now the leaders in charitable online consignment, generating sales at prices typically 100 times greater than the average thrift store. Fashion Project then donates 55 per cent of each item’s revenue to the charity chosen by its seller. “You can donate to any registered non-profit,” says Rizk, revealing that they’ve already donated to over 800,000 organisations so far.