When you clean out your closet every year, what do you gather up to donate?
Shirts, dresses, jeans, maybe old shoes. Can you see what's missing?
Your undies don't get a second life. When you're done with them, they go in the trash.
So for people in crisis — homeless folks, people escaping abusive relationships, poor families — fresh, clean undies are hard to come by.
Our mission is simple. We want to help folks do good in the world, by providing an essential staple: Underwear.
It's pretty basic. When big companies call their distributors to order new product, they order more than they need. Or, the manufacturer puts a label on upside down. To big stores, that extra product and those clothing items that have silly mistakes — like an upside down tag — are useless. So they're doomed to go to the trash, clogging landfills and ultimately being wasted. In 2013 alone
, Americans produced 15.1 million tons — that's 30,200,000,000 pounds
— of textile waste. 85% of that ended up in a landfill.
That's where we come in.
We buy the designer surplus and sell it at a discounted rate. For each pair you purchase, we donate one pair to a non-profit organization who will distribute them to people in need. So you're getting undies from brands you already love at a discounted rate, and you're doing good in the world.
Faith in humanity: Restored.