Give­aways Fash­ion Project takes sec­ond­hand de­signer clothes fur­ther

Bespoke - - FASHION SHOOT -

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.

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