The world is filled with people in need of clothing. And everyone can think of clothing that they own that they never wear. People always have that bin in their basement filled with old clothes that never get used. It seems like there must be a way to create a network to help people donate their clothing on a grander scale. Helping dress the people of the world is the social mission of my company Friendress.
So how are we going to create a network of people willing to donate their clothes? We’re not. What we’re doing is creating an online infrastructure (web and mobile) around a sharing network that already exists. People, especially college women, share their clothes with one another on a regular basis. One of the only things holding them back from sharing more is that they don’t know what their friends are willing to lend out. With Friendress, users can create virtual closets and join the closet sharing community. Users can request to borrow their friends’ clothes through our application and gain access to a seemingly infinite closet.
With all of these friends connected on one platform, Friendress will leverage this network to host clothing drives on campuses nationwide. Our company promotes the sharing economy versus an economy of consumer abundance. Minimalism is the new vogue. We want our users to be as passionate about dressing the world as we are. By leveraging the power of web and mobile platform, we can create a close community of fashion-minded individuals passionate about helping dress the world.
Our mobile application is in development, but our website has basic functionality. Our vision is to grow a massive community dedicated to dressing the world.