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In the 1980s, Tony Margolis, Bob Emfield and their wives mused about never leaving the beach. This led to the invention of a character named Tommy Bahama. By asking "What would Tommy wear?" and imagining the details of his life, they unwittingly created the springboard for a new brand and the Tommy Bahama Group, Inc. In 1991, Tony and Bob discussed their concept with Lucio Dalla Gasperina. From the outset, the three envisioned the kind of upscale casual apparel Tommy would wear: printed silk shirts and tailored pants for refined island living. They soon launched a collection of menswear that transported people to an island state of mind and celebrated the best part of the week - the weekend. Tommy Bahama has since become a total "island lifestyle" experience that includes men's and women's clothing and accessories, food, cocktails, home furnishings, beach gear and more. From days at the water's edge to elegant evenings out on the town, their guests are treated to subtle textures and refined finishes that are all carefully considered and meticulously crafted. Since 2003, the Tommy Bahama Group has been wholly owned by Oxford Industries, Inc., an international apparel design, sourcing and marketing company. Oxford's acquisition of Tommy Bahama gave the brand more exposure and the secure financial backing to grow. They share their values and respect their desire to maintain the unique culture of the brand. Tommy Bahama is committed to extending the relaxed, positive vibe of our brand into philanthropic efforts. Their primary areas of focus are cancer research, assistance for disadvantaged families and children, and the ethical treatment of animals. Their support of the Garden of Hope and Courage is an example of this commitment. Janet Emfield (wife of Bob) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990; she envisioned a peaceful garden in the midst of a sterile hospital setting. In 2004, the Garden of Hope and Courage Foundation became a reality. Its goals: to increase public awareness of breast cancer; to improve early detection and treatment; and to fund research. Since 1996, they've donated a percentage of sales from apparel and accessories designed specifically for this cause. They donate to hundreds of other organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation®, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Way, American Heart Association, Gift of Life, Shane Victorino Foundation, Ryan House, Food Bank for New York City, Citymeals-on-Wheels, Olive Crest and the Humane Society. Their retail stores also provide community support by hosting events like Shop for a Cause, with a portion of the profits from the events going to local charities. And each of their restaurants sponsors annual golf tournaments to raise funds for the local non-profit organizations of their choice.

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At thredUP, we believe in a sustainable fashion future. Thrifting is about more than just finding amazing deals on your favorite brands. It’s about shopping with intention, rejecting throwaway fashion culture, and standing for sustainability. The clothes we wear have the power to create change. Thrifting Can Help Solve the Fashion Waste Crisis. Our love for constant newness has come at too high a price for our planet. Shopping secondhand reduces the cost of fashion by giving new life to used clothes. Resale moves us one step closer to a circular fashion future. New clothing production is hurting the planet. One new garment takes 77 gallons of water and creates 17 lbs of CO2e. Over 100B garments are produced each year, which is 2X more than 15 years ago. Perfectly good clothing is being discarded. 1 in 2 people throw their clothes straight in the trash. 73% of apparel is sent to landfill or incinerated, 95% of which could be reused or recycled. Extending the life of clothes fights fashion waste. Shopping secondhand displaces the need for new clothing production and diverts items from landfills. Buying one used item reduces its carbon, waste, and water footprints by 82%. In 2009, our co-founder & CEO James Reinhart realized he had a closet full of clothes he didn’t wear. He wasn’t alone. He knew there was value in those clothes, and “looking back at that moment, I certainly didn’t appreciate how that insight could eventually upend how we look at innovation in retail, the apparel industry, and our environment.” We’re an online consignment & thrift store, where you can constantly refresh your style while creating less waste. At ThredUP, we created a smarter way to shop and sell. We deliver a modern resale experience on one of the largest online platforms for women’s and kids’ secondhand apparel, providing a fun and convenient place to shop and clean out your closet. The circular closet, powered by proprietary technology. We’re able to process and recirculate clothing at an extraordinary speed and scale, all in support of sustainable fashion, freer closets, and a better world. thredUP does good for people and the planet. We give new life to millions of used clothes, offsetting the environmental and financial cost of fashion. We’ve made it our job to educate consumers and bring awareness to the global fashion waste crisis. We created a first-of-its-kind carbon calculator to help consumers understand how their fashion habits contribute to climate change. Our industry report highlights the rapidly emerging resale economy, which is estimated to grow to $36 billion by 2024, and includes a fashion waste analysis that shines a light on the global issues of overproduction, disposable fashion culture, and single-use fashion. We teamed up with designer Zero Waste Daniel to create an upcycled collection made entirely from secondhand garments and fabric scraps. thredUP’s customers get to shop the closets of their favorite celebrities and influencers, and thrift gets a celeb-endorsed popularity boost. We believe our impact can be amplified when we join forces with the broader fashion industry. thredUP is powering resale for some of the world’s leading fashion retailers and brands, like Walmart, Madewell, and Reformation.

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Swap Society is on a mission to make sustainable fashion, accessible to all. Swap Society is an online clothing swap that makes it easy and affordable to mix up your wardrobe sustainably. Send them your clothes that don't fit or aren't your current style and swap them for clothes you want to wear now. Their alt currency SwapCoin™ gives multidimensional value to garments and makes sure you get equal value for the clothes you swap, so our swap is super fair. Plus, you'll save lots of money on clothes while lowering your clothing footprint. We accept all brands and sizes because we believe that all wearable clothing should be kept in circulation for as long as possible. Swap Society harnesses technology to promote circularity in the fashion industry. Our circular business model is a sustainable alternative to the take-make-dispose linear consumption model and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, and waste. We envision a fashion future that emphasizes extending the life of garments through proper care and reuse. “I love fashion, but I don’t think the clothes we wear should harm the environment or our fellow humans. When I learned the truths about the fashion industry, I started looking for alternatives and started swapping with women in my local community. It was easier than trying to resell my clothes, and I was hooked. I launched Swap Society in 2017 to take swapping to the next level and make it available online to women across the USA. Clothes swapping is fun, saves money, and is more sustainable than shopping. When you swap, you don't have to sacrifice style at all to have a more sustainable wardrobe!” says Nicole Robertson, the Founder and CEO of Swap Society. Prior to founding Swap Society, Nicole’s passion for the environment led her to work as VP of Marketing for bioplastics manufacturer Cereplast. A cosmetics industry veteran, she previously held senior-level positions for beauty companies including Beautyfix by Dermstore.com, Fred Segal Beauty and Procter & Gamble’s Reflect. She is also an accomplished musician and retired dancer who lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two sons. The average American sends 70 pounds of clothes to landfills every year. That’s 21 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste per year! Total greenhouse gas emissions from textiles production, at 1.2 billion tonnes annually, are more than those of all international flights and maritime shipping combined. Less than 20% of what gets donated to charities gets resold. The majority of people who make clothes for the global market live in poverty, and are subject to exploitation, working in unsafe and dirty conditions with very little pay. 36 million people are living in modern slavery today, many of who are working in the supply chains of Western brands, and 80% of garment workers are women. Let go of the clothes that don't fit or aren't your current style and swap them for clothes you want to wear now. Swap Society makes it easy and affordable to mix up your wardrobe sustainably.

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At Goodfair, we’ve created a unique online thrift store experience that encourages our customers to go beyond shopping secondhand and become full-fledged conscious consumers. Our mission of “No New Things” cuts down on the need for low wage factories and combats clothing waste and pollution that are the result of fast fashion. There are already so many clothes in circulation that conventional thrift stores and recycling plants can hardly keep up with donations. And, unfortunately, global R&D efforts have yet to produce a scalable method for recycling fibers. That’s where we come in! We rescue clothes on their way to landfills, quality check them, and then wrap them up in unique thrifted bundles just for you. Fast fashion provides trendy clothing at cheap prices, but it comes at a tremendous cost. The fast fashion industry doesn’t want you to know just how bad its practices are, but we’re here to help you get educated. Browse fast fashion statistics and data related to carbon pollution, water waste, labor violations, and more. Then share with your friends and family — become and advocate for change! Shopping secondhand is so much more than a trend! The benefits of buying thrifted apparel go far beyond obtaining that elusive “vintage or worn-in” look.

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What is Swap.com? We enable a community of thrifters to find affordable, quality secondhand apparel for the whole family. Being an online thrift store, we make it easier than ever to filter through like-new, pre-owned clothing. Together, we keep millions of items out of landfills, which is something everyone can feel good about. We hand inspect every item to ensure they're ready for secondhand use. We constantly hear positive reviews from customers on our quality — even on those noted "fair condition". Find up to 90% off retail pricing on your favorite brands. Unlock the secret to feel-good fashion at an affordable cost. People won't know, but your wallet will! Doesn't fit? Aren't in love? No worries! Send it back within 14 days (Extend to 30 days by signing up!) Plus, we always offer free shipping on orders over $99! At Swap.com, we breathe new life into one-of-a-kind items. Our quality will shatter your idea of "thrift", and our unbelievable selection of everyday items will help you find anything you need. We live for the thrill of finding something unique. We add thousands of new items every day, so you’ll never know what you’ll find. While most online consignment sites are focused on high fashion for women only, Swap.com is everyone’s thrift store, with both practical and cool items that you can’t get anywhere else. We believe that every dollar counts, and buying gently pre-owned items can add up to big savings in the long run. You work hard for your money and love thrifting, but local stores don’t carry a wide enough selection. We want to make it possible for you to find high-quality alternatives to buying brand new for anyone in your family. We care about finding good homes for things and keeping them out of landfills. It’s not just a transaction. We celebrate creative ways to reuse things around your home. It’s intrinsically satisfying to reuse things and be part of a community of others who reuse, working collectively toward a better planet and cleaner world. In order to sell on Swap.com, you send your pre-owned, good quality items to our fulfillment center. Due to current demand, we are on an invite-only model for selling. Once accepted, your clothing is stored in our climate-controlled warehouse in Rocky Mount, NC and, upon purchase, is shipped on your behalf to the purchaser.

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I’ve always craved seeing the world, and even more so, Europe. After studying in Italy in college, I’ve been obsessed with travel. I just want more of it. I started The Flying Mum blog to show other parents that your wanderlust doesn’t have to end when you have kids. You just have to be more prepared with different expectations! Now that we have kids, I want to make sure we get the most out of our trips, so I’m on a hunt, albeit obsessive, for crazy adventures! We’ve done zip lining, via ferrata, crazy hard hikes, suspension bridges, cliff walks, alpine slides, water slides, and we’re just getting started! And that means, the kids are comin’! But I’m not stoppin there. I want to help all children be able to travel more easily, no matter their abilities or disabilities. That’s why I’ve started a clothing line – to help raise funds for my cause, in partnership with Wonders Within Reach. I think it’s my work as a physical therapist in a trauma center that motivates me. Seeing sick and dying patients every day, I see firsthand that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Start living today. Many think my husband and I are cuh-razy for traveling with kiddos. But we think we’d be crazy NOT to! We love the adventure of it all. We hope you will too! Not convinced? Read my Top 10 Reasons to Travel With Your Baby or Toddler. Explore my site for adventure ideas, tips, gear, and destination guides. The Flying Mum has just launched a Clothing with a Cause range.

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