29 Nov '11, 9pm
Community Collection: This exciting new shopping site matches fashion designers with charitable causes
Make that guilty splurge count for something by shopping at Community Collection , a new online marketplace that pairs fashion and accessory labels with do-gooding nonprofits of their choice. The retailer may be in its salad days, having launched in October, but it’s already attracted a bold-faced cast that includes Diane von Furstenberg (for Girls Inc. ), Helmut Lang (Flying Kites ), Clare Vivier (Surfrider Foundation ), Inhabit (World Wildlife Fund ), and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Heal the Bay ). For every product you purchase, 20 percent of the sale goes to the designer’s partner charity. You’ll also receive an email that measures your impact, demonstrating the tangible effect of your largesse.