I recently wrote about how the internet has been a game-changer for consignment. (See “A New Spin on Consignment“). Now a website called Fashion Project is combining the new consignment model with charitable donation.
Fashion Project — whose motto is “Fashion as a Force for Good” — enables you to donate your no-longer-loved stuff for the benefit of one of many charities with which they have partnered. The process is simple. Select a charity from their long list, enter your contact information, and then pick a donation method — either order a free donation bag or print a pre-paid shipping label.
Once you send your items to Fashion Project, they will photograph them and list them on the site for other fashionistas to purchase. 55% of the net proceeds will be donated directly to the charity. They claim that items donated to Fashion Project “earn 100x more on average than thrift stores.”
Fashion Project accepts women’s (and some men’s) clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Items must be in “nearly new or great condition (gently worn, no fading, stains or tears)”. Brands range from J.Crew to Tory Burch to Prada.
If you’ve been thinking of taking your items to the thrift shop but don’t have the time or means of transportation to get them there, then this might be the perfect vehicle for you to do good for yourself as well as for others.