What We Do
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.
Every aspect of our community is woven together by the philanthropic passing on of well crafted clothing. From donors to sustainable shoppers, each one plays a role in uplifting someone less fortunate. Our workforce development is dedicated to mentor and offer job placement for first generation college graduates and students of FIT and graduates of STRIVE.
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.