For all of Kaitlyn’s life, her grandma, Catherine, mended the family’s clothing. After she passed, Kaitlyn kept her grandma’s favorite green sweater because it smelled like her perfume. When she noticed the sweater had a hole in it, she thought:Who will fix my clothes now?
Expecting a simple answer from Google, Kaitlyn learned that finding someone to fix her clothing at a reasonable price is frustratingly hard. More than that, she realized that there is a direct link between the difficulty in finding clothing repair services and the explosion of the environmentally unsound fast fashion business model.
And so, MendIt was born-- A digital marketplace that will make it fast and easy for everyone to find help and save clothing from landfills.
Every piece of clothing passes through the MendIt ecosystem at some point during its
life and ends up recycled instead of landfilled.
Make sustainable consumption convenient and fun.
We develop products that make reducing one’s environmental footprint convenient to consumers. The marriage of convenience and sustainability strengthens our market position and transforms sustainability from a niche cause into a broadly accessible service that appeals to everyday consumers.
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.
Honesty with our stakeholders--whether it’s good or bad news or somewhere in between--allows us to continually improve our business and strengthen our value proposition to society and customers.
Free up your time for the things that really matter.
Save money and give your clothes a second life.
Foster community and support local business.
Reduce your environmental footprint.