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Nordstrom, Fashion Project Team Up to Reward Charitable Consumers

Mar 18, 2014 11:51 AM EDT
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Thursday marks the beginning of spring, which means it's time to clean out your closet in order to make room for all your new purchases for the upcoming season.

Spring cleaning probably isn't how you want to spend your valuable free time, but Nordstrom and Fashion Project have teamed up in order to make the chore a bit more fun (and rewarding!).

On Monday, Fashion Project, a clothing and accessories donation service, announced a partnership with Nordstrom that gives back to charitable consumers who donate their unwanted goods.  

Participants simply donate five qualifying items of clothing or accessories they no longer want to Fashion Project, and in return, they will receive a $40 gift card to Nordstrom. The proceeds from the resale of the donated items will benefit a registered charity of the participant's choice.

"This partnership with is a fantastic opportunity for our customers because it makes it easy for them to give back to their favorite community organizations and update their wardrobe all at the same time," Brian Dennehy, Nordstrom's chief marketing officer, told WWD.

"Supporting our communities has always been important to us at Nordstrom, and we know that it means a lot to our customers as well. We're excited to partner with and give our customers a new way to lend their support to those organizations that matter most to them by simply cleaning out their closets."

In order to qualify for donation, items must exceed $50 in original retail price, be in great condition (gently worn with no fading, tears or stains) and come from a qualifying brand. Some of the accepted brands include Derek Lam, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Madewell, Prada and Reem Acra. To see a full list of labels, click here.

Once donated, the items will be sold on, and the money made from the sales will help benefit one of countless participating charities. 

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