Lost Stock diaries: day 2
Well we’re finally live.
Lost Stock is here.
But it all started a few months ago back when lockdown began.
When I read on the BBC news website that a factory owner had said, 'If Coronavirus doesn't kill my workers then starvation will', I thought we all work in the fashion industry so let's do something through the connections we have from the years of running Mallzee.
That started the seed of an idea which became Lost Stock. We pulled together all of our industry contacts and found partners far and wide. We talked to factories in Bangladesh to check just how bad the situation was. Turns out it was worse than we could have predicted, with 982 million items of clothing facing landfill and millions of workers unable to buy food.
A lot of work went into it and now, here we are, live and selling Lost Stock boxes, with each box bought feeding a worker and their family in Bangladesh for a week.
We've had an amazing response since we launched yesterday - it's been a bit of a whirlwind. Our story was picked up by the BBC, and Yahoo and the plight of workers in Bangladesh has clearly resonated with consumers around the US and UK. People want to help, which is so heartening to see. With over 2,300 boxes bought to date the response has been phenomenal so far.
But there's still more to sell!
Please tell your friends and family about Lost Stock - the more boxes bought the more families we can help support in Bangladesh and ultimately keep clothes out of landfill.
We'll keep you updated and if you've bought a box already, thank you so much. If you haven't, I'm afraid it doesn't come with the dog!
Cally & Team Lost Stock
P.S. People have been asking if we'll be launching kids boxes and plus size so we'll certainly explore these requests - stay tuned.
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