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The fashion clothing box aiming to save lives

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Lost Stock
Lost Stock - the fashion clothing box, set up in the wake of Covid-19 to help support garment workers in Bangladesh, has nearly doubled its annual target within its first month of operation!

Set up by the team behind fashion shopping app Mallzee, Lost Stock enables shoppers to buy cancelled clothing stock direct from manufacturers through a personalised Lost Stockfashion box, whilst supporting a garment worker and their family at the same time. 

The cancellation of over $2 billion worth of stock orders by retailers left manufacturers in Bangladesh unable to pay workers and with mountains of unwanted stock. 

Lost Stock solves this problem by selling £35 fashion boxes containing £70 plus worth of clothing matched to the purchaser's size and fashion preferences - each box sold feeds a family in Bangladesh for one week.

Clothes that were originally destined for high street retailers are shipped from manufacturers in Bangladesh directly to consumers in the UK, arriving in the post as a surprise Lost Stock clothing box.

In three weeks,  Lost Stock had sold box number 90,000, meaning they were able to provide 90,000 weeks of food aid to garment workers and their families - nearly doubling their annual target of 50k in the first month! 

A partnership with Bangladesh NGO SAJIDA Foundation ensures the money goes straight to those who need it most. Each box supports a worker and their family for a week and the goal is to support 10,000 families in May and 50,000 by the end of 2020.

Lost Stock is not a charity seeking donations - instead they are providing high street clothes at a great price whilst also making a difference to the lives of factory workers and reducing the environmental impact - a win-win all-round. 

Mallzee CEO, Cally Russell explained;

“With no safety net available for some of the poorest workers in the fashion supply chain, we couldn’t sit back and do nothing - leaving families to starve and new clothing heading to landfill. Through Mallzee we have a relationship with over 1.5 million UK shoppers so we have come up with a way to enable them to save lives as they shop.”








 

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Published on: 13th June 2020

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