Changing Lives One Dress at A Time: Marketplace for the exchange of dresses introduces social change.

June 02 00:08 2017

ATLANTA, GA – 1 Jun, 2017 – Borrowed by Design, a sales and rental platform for formal dresses, has developed itself as a social enterprise company. They are an organization committed to engaging in fair business as well as giving back to the community around them. The company was founded in 2013 by Jennifer Bluemling and Kathryn Ewing, with a goal to help women and young girls overcome any obstacles that they may face. And has aligned itself with three influential nonprofit organizations, including: Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta, SMARHT Girls and Empower 54. Of every transaction made by the company, at least 10 percent of the proceeds go back to these nonprofits, sellers have the option of donating up to 100 percent of their proceeds if they choose. Through this strategic business plan Borrowed by Design can use the products sold in the open market to help drive social change.

Charitable Work

In alliance with Empower 54, Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta, and SMARHT Girls, BBD works to promote the wellbeing of women and girls in the community. Borrowed by Design is a female ran company dedicated to promoting women’s equality. The company has obtained gently used gowns from these diverse affiliates, which can be seen on the site, in addition to dresses listed through individuals and fashion designers using the platform.  As of 2017 BBD has helped 260 girls and has had 295 dresses donated to help the cause. The dresses range in price from $15 to $500 as well as a variety of  sizes for any shape. There is also a vast variety of style amongst the dresses: cocktail, bridesmaid, prom and day-time party dresses.

“We are incredibly proud to partner with these organizations and see change affect the lives of young women and girls across the world,” says Jennifer Bluemling, Co-Founder & CEO. “It is our dream that BBD can be the tool to erase homelessness, rape, drug abuse and disparity among our communities.” To further the cause and clean out your closet, visit Borrowed by Design and start listing dresses. #EveryDressEveryGirl

About Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

Girls Inc. of Greater of Atlanta, is a nonprofit organization that develops educational programs for girls in areas such as education and health. These programs are based upon the fundamental belief that girls everywhere should be provided the tools necessary to overcome gender inequalities, continue education and build self-esteem to become responsible well rounded adults. Young girls are provided a nurturing environment to develop themselves into the person they desire free from outside distractions.

About SMARHT Girls

SMARHT Girls, a foundation dedicated to shaping young women between the ages of 12-21 into the women they aspire to be; the mission statement of the organization is as follows “to provide girls the opportunity to live the life of their dreams by offering positive support through character building, career planning/workplace training, and leadership programs.”

About Empower 54

Empower 54, is an as an international nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to uplifting the lives of underprivileged individuals in underdeveloped nations. Particularly Empower 54 aids women and children in under developed rural, these areas mainly include nations in Africa, the organization also assists refugees and internally displaced persons. Empower 54 implements health aid, educational programs and programs to end hunger in underdeveloped communities.

About Borrowed by Design

In conjunction with Borrowed by Design, all of these organizations help to promote a better wellbeing for women and children, whether that be directly influencing the lives of children in the United States or across the world. Borrowed by Design is an Atlanta based company with global ambitions. The founders are dedicated to continuing to support programs that will ensure women and young girls are treated fairly and given the proper tools to become successful adults. Borrowed by Design is a social enterprise that will utilize their business to continue social change, as the organization continues to grow the more lives that are impacted.

For more pertinent information, visit:

Borrowed by Design
DarShae Paul
84 Peachtree Street NW
11th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308

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