We partner with Danish designers to fight fashion waste and to raise funds for vulnerable youth and women in South Africa.
Each year a large amount of clothes and accessories coming straight from the factories end up not being sold. Either because of excess production or due to minor manufacturing failures. After the items have been through the first factory outlets the designers are left with few opportunities to make use of or sell the clothes.
This means that overproduced clothes often end up in a warehouse collecting dust on the shelves – or, in worst case scenario, is thrown on the dump.
This is a serious problem considering the important goal of establishing sustainable and socially responsible businesses.
The Danish designers we work with have entered into a partnership with us to use their unsold garments for a good cause.
We bring the surplus clothes to South Africa where it is sold at our Fashion Fundraiser event, which we run in collaboration with our local partner Designers without Borders SA. The Fashion Fundraiser is run by South African volunteers with the goal of raising funds for vulnerable youth and women in South Africa’s rural areas.
We believe that it makes better sense to convert the clothes to funds for programmes that empower and develop instead of giving it directly to the people in need.