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Boston is putting itself on the map as fashion-meets-tech innovation hub. From Kendall to Fort Point Channel, here are the startups that caught our attention.
Proenza Schouler jacket for sale on Fashion Project.
New locally-based website Fashion Project lets you donate designer goods to the cause of your choice. You get to clean out your closet, and your charity gets to make money -- everyone wins!
Fashion Project's founders came up with the site in order to transcend a glitch in the thrift system. However good the intention, our donated designer goods often find themselves in the discount bin where Allston kids are vying for a killer deal. Considering that everything is priced at market value, this new organization claims its sales generate seven times more money for the charity of your choice. And they put those dollars to work, with over 30 charities receiving 60% of every purchase made on the site.
Though much of the donated merchandise veers toward sensible, pretty run-of-the-mill pieces, there are some standout goods like studded purple Prada pumps and a Proenza Schouler jacket that any fashion lover would be hoping is their size. At its core, we see this as a startup with staying power—so long as they keep receiving interesting designer garb.
· The Fashion Project [Official Site]