^ Make It Good tank (Portland) & Verameat necklace (NYC) ^
^ base coat Color Club Lady Holiday ^
^ ladies' vegan mani hangout ^
^ cliff bags made of cork (partially), NYC-made ^
What happens to clothes and other items deposited into the re-fashioNYC donation bins?Your donations will be picked up and transported to Housing Works’ warehouse in Queens for sorting. Some donations will be sold in Housing Works’ shops throughout NYC or at one of their regular “all-you-can-stuff” warehouse sales. Some leftovers from these sales will be shipped to another nonprofit thrift shop in Haiti, while others will be made available to different nonprofit thrift shops for sale in their stores. The rest will be sold to a used textile merchant for recycling or export to overseas markets. In all cases, the profits generated from the sale of your donations will benefit low-income and homeless New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Why was Housing Works selected as the charitable partner for re-fashioNYC?Of the many charitable organizations that answered New York City’s partnership offer, Housing Works proposed the best plan for getting the most value out of the donations and routing them back to help New Yorkers in need. According to this partnership, Housing Works is the sole and exclusive textile recycler operating on behalf of New York City.