What We Do
Shop Repurpose is a nonprofit organization that utilizes the resale of luxury items to raise funds and develop programs to support the health and wellbeing of women and families, empower women through mentorship and workforce opportunities, and provide conscious-minded communities with opportunities to contribute to a more sustainable world.
Shop Repurpose brings together individuals, brands, and organizations that want to empower individuals in need. Brands and independent donors donate new and gently used luxury clothing for resale. Net proceeds of those sales fund grants to our partnering organizations. This year's grant recipients include Win, NAMI, and Bottomless Closet. In addition, by utilizing current grantees, educational institutions, and Government programs. Shop Repurpose's Workforce Development Program supports the growth of employees by helping them reach their full potential and a clear path to economic independence. Jobs range from operations, sales, marketing, and upcycling garments.
Repurpose Wardrobe was founded by NYC personal stylist, Jessie Freschl. The idea of Repurpose came to Jessie when she realized that while her clients, and many other women stimulate the economy with large retail purchases, they are constantly churning their closets to make way for new items. By donating previously loved luxury items to Repurpose, donors can take a tax deduction on the fair market value of their resale items and simultaneously create new revenue streams for nonprofits that are in desperate need of funding.
Since its inception, Repurpose has raised over a hundred thousand dollars for women and children-focused charities, provided mentorship and job placement opportunities for first-generation college graduates, students, and women in need, built a community of purpose-driven people and organizations, and contributed to the circular economy by repurposing thousands of items of clothing.