As spring flowers begin there first emergence, here in Minnesota we are finally see some of my neighbors for the first time in months. Fresh beginnings are on the horizon and for many that means brushing off the dust and getting rid of that winter clutter. However, purging through the closet this spring can be invigorating as well as giving.
Fashion Project sparked from a collaborative effort between founders Anna Palmer and Christine Rizk, after beginning to investigate the $13 billion dollar clothing donation business and what truly happens to our clothing after we donate it. Curiosity brought these two Harvard law graduates, together to use their passions for fashion as a new source of good.
Their “aha moment” came while on a thrifting endeavor, they discovered an Alice and Olivia jacket for $2 buried in the heaps of items. Knowing it’s true value, the ladies lived in the potential…”what if”…we maximize value of these pieces and donate the net proceeds directly to causes the donors care about most?