We like new clothes, but love new clothes made from old clothes. What better way to reduce the size of landfills than to reuse as much as we can. CFA cares about the planet and the future, which is why we save scraps, up style old styles and recycle everything we can.
Pre-loved and used is our fabric of choice. No print is too ugly, too loud, too gaudy. We take all sizes and styles and can guarantee they will be refashioned into a runway worthy garment. Nothing is too outrageous for our creative fashion warehouse. Bring it on!
A burlap beanie? A newspaper necktie? Maybe. We love those odds lots that rarely are associated with fashion. Tinfoil. Yarn. Balls of string. What's in your junk drawer? Think of us when you find that odd earring. We are it's perfect partner.
Ready to kick those unused high heels (or those tired old shoes) to the curb, don't! With some paint and youthful imagination, they are likely to become a perfect CFA accessory. No shoes? How about some paint and brushes? We will gradly take them, too!
Moth holes in sweaters. Mending that never gets done. Lighten your load and give us those
clothes. Let us perform some magic. We can felt that moth-eaten sweater into a hat. We won't do the mending, but we will refashion that ripped T-shirt into a tote bag, or make a headband? The possibilities are endless.
Plastic caps, cups, corks, doll heads, beads, safety pins, rubber bands, hair clips, got glue, sunglasses, retired cell cases, old buttons, tape measurement (or any tape really), you name it, we can reuse. Have old magazines and newspapers? We can use them too.
Nothing is too tired, too old, too ugly for CFA. We like challenges and transforming your cast offs into something wearable is a home run for us and the planet.
Join us with a donation and become part of our winning team.
Your gift will have a new life and long future!
Columbus Fashion Academy loves donations of all types. Our students are known for working with recycled materials to create their vision. Used garments, accessories, bottle caps, buttons, bows, and a lot else are welcome.
This pile of donated goods is the creativity warehouse for young designers who learn not only to design but to work with many challenges. Priscila and her team leads them through the process showing them that almost anything is possible, even with limited resources. Your donation fuels this creativity.
Just as Columbus Fashion Academy subscribes to sustainability, CFA also pledges to use its resources wisely to fund its work. Occasionally we receive some high-end fashion gifts that are far too special to be destructed. We welcome those fashion finds. These items are sold on TalkingFashion.net. All sales of donated items processed thru TalkingFashion.net support Columbus Fashion Academy and all its educational programs.
TalkingFashion.net has a long history of selling pre-loved and vintage built on Priscila’s international relationship with buyers and sellers around the world. She maintains this site today. This is a perfect partner for CFA and its commitment to education, the future of the community and the planet.
Visit TalkingFashion.net and experience the breadth of the online store that specializes in vintage sustainable designs. And follow @TalkingFashionnet on Instagram to see the ever growing business that is the foundation of Columbus Fashion Academy. Be a part of this innovative educational platform with your gift. Thank you.
Don't have anything to donate yet but want to support our mission right away? Shop pre-loved and vintage gifts. All donations processed thru talkingfashion.net support Columbus Fashion Academy and all its educational programs.