The soft launch of Closet Marketplace.
First and foremost thank you to everyone who came and supported us on Saturday, January 28th for our soft launch of Closet Marketplace where we are reinventing the world of resale and building a community. It was a success only because of you so we couldn't be more grateful. For those who couldn't make it but shared your support, you were there in spirit and we can't wait to host you next time.
As we build our community, we are breaking down walls in the world of fashion by making it approachable to all and sustainable for our planet. So thank you for being apart of it.
I look forward to reviewing the feedback, learnings and experience and will make sure to provide transparency and insight to how we're going to move forward for future meetups. So stay tuned for that.
In the meantime you can view photos from the meetup courtesy of Teresa Lieh in the gallery below.
Switching gears a bit.
I couldn't just write this post and ignore what else happened this past week. Although we've pushed forward this past weekend as a project, we've sadly moved backward as a country.
This country has always provided a realm of freedom and equal opportunity for everyone and I've been fortunate enough to have taken advantage of this by being the first generation in my family to be born American. This past weekend we've seen that there is no longer freedom and equal opportunity for everyone and our own founding values are being threatened. We know many of you were protesting this weekend and we want you to know that we were there in spirit.
With all of this, we have decided to donate 10% of all sales that we personally made from yesterday's meetup to the American Civil Liberties Union. Going forward all sellers of our Closet Marketplace series, including us will agree to a 10% commission of all sales that will go to ACLU as we fight for our values in this country.
This should be a reminder that every little bit counts and taking action is what we need to do. Please also consider donating directly to ACLU here.
Thank you again for all the continued support on The Consistency Project and we're excited to keep building a community where we change the world of secondhand and resale, all while protecting our values and the freedom in this country.
Till next time.