There is no cost to join the MendIt platform as a “Mender” small business. MendIt is meant to support and bring additional revenue to small businesses.
By joining us, you will get paid up front, capture a new market, free up your admin time, and increase sales.
This also applies to non-profit organizations that host textile labs. Non-profit organizations may also join as Menders.
Retailers work with MendIt to offer long-term product care to customers, helping to extend the life of their clothing, save money through reduced returns, and direct capital to local businesses. In addition to offering convenient closet care to consumers, our product will also enable retailers to know where their clothing goes after purchase, how many times it has been repaired, and where it goes at end of life in order to meet their sustainability goals.
Circular Economy for Textiles
The equivalent of one garbage truck full of textiles is dumped into a landfill or burned every second worldwide (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
Our marketplace empowers consumers to make circular fashion a reality.
Small Businesses & Non-Profits
In 2021, almost 87% of tailors, dressmakers, and sewers in the US were women. As of 2019, there were approximately 21,500 tailors, dressmakers, and sewers in the U.S. (Statista).
At its core, sustainability means meeting the needs of our generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Our humble contribution to a more sustainable economy is two-fold: removing barriers to extending the life of clothing and recycling at end-of-product-life.