WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT
Get to Know Us
The Fashion Foundation is simple! We're using fashion to provide school supplies to students in need.
Designers, retailers and individuals donate their samples to The Fashion Foundation.
We sell the donated items at a fraction of the retail cost on our website and in our showroom.
With the funds raised from sales, donations and fundraisers, we buy schools the supplies their students need and can not afford.
We work with some of the fashion industries leading designers and retailers to fill our shop with products. The samples that were once lying around their office are now being used at The Fashion Foundation to fund our students and provide them with learning tools.
The schools we work with don't have the funds to provide their students with school supplies all year round. We provide our partner schools with clean uniforms, new backpacks, notebooks, pencils, art supplies, gym equipment and all other tools their students need to succeed.
To date, we've saved over 20,000 pounds of designer merchandise from going into landfills. With that merchandise, we've been able to impact over 7,000 students in need throughout New York.
We never hand a school a check. We work directly with the school's staff to provide their students with the exact supplies they need, shipping them new supplies as they need them!
What we've accomplished so far.
SEE FOR YOURSELF
The Brooklyn Library
Helped build a library for a school in Brooklyn and filled it with over $10,000 worth of brand new books.
Worked with brands like Rebecca Minkoff, LeSportsac, Lulu Frost, Marchesa and more to recycle merchandise to make a difference for students.
Provided over 75,000 items to our students, took our partner schools on field trips, sponsored field days ... and have been known for the occasional hula hoop contest with our students.
Our story has been featured in the New York Times, WWD, News 12, Mogul, Seventeen Magazine, RealClearLife, Heaps, Long Islander, LI Pulse, many blogs and more!
Meet Our Founder
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Amanda started The Fashion Foundation at 23-years-old after being the fashion industry and constantly seeing brands with excess samples and merchandise lying around their showrooms. Often times that product ended up in the garbage because no-one knew what to do with it.
Now, the The Fashion Foundation serves as a platform for designers and brands to easily donate that product to, while knowing that merchandise will help local students in need.
Amanda received her Bachelors Degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a Masters of Public Administration from Baruch College.
When Amanda's not at The Fashion Foundation showroom, she's probably in her car listening to Cher or Celine Dion.
Meet the rest of our squad here.