OUR STORY

Our Story

WHO WE ARE

GREEN EILEEN is an initiative of the EILEEN FISHER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, a non-profit organization. The EILEEN FISHER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION supports systematic changes that positively impact women and girls around the world.

WHAT WE DO

GREEN EILEEN is a recycled clothing program committed to reducing environmental impact and generating income to support programs that improve the lives of women and girls. By selling gently worn EILEEN FISHER clothing, we extend the life of timeless garments and are able to support the non-profit programs in which we so strongly believe.

Contact Us

2 Bridge Street Irvington, NY 10533
914-721-4093

Tax ID #: 80-0728749

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

Our Environmental Commitment

RECYCLE FOR IMPACT

GREEN EILEEN is dedicated to the principles of environmental sustainability and innovation for the collective good. By reselling gently worn Eileen Fisher clothing, we are supporting a product life cycle that is good for the earth and the people who inhabit it.

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY

Sustainability is about having a long-term orientation to the way we use the Earth’s natural resources. In recent years, corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability have received mainstream attention, and the global consciousness has taken up the charge to reduce our human impact. However, the garment industry is still one of the largest sources of waste and pollution.

Did you know?

• The average American throws away 68 pounds of clothes per year.
• Over 4% of global landfills are filled with clothing and textiles.
• Almost 100% of used clothing is recyclable.

THE FUTURE OF CLOTHES

GREEN EILEEN is reimagining the way we think about our clothes. Inspired by EILEEN FISHER's timeless designs and high quality fabrics, our recycled clothing initiative gives a second (or third!) life to your clothes. By donating or buying a gently used EILEEN FISHER garment from GREEN EILEEN, you are helping to revolutionize the future of how we buy and wear clothes.

TESTIMONIALS

Green Eileen Testimonials

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“My loss is your gain! Over the past six months, with a lot of effort, exercise and selftracking with smartphone health apps, I have downsized to mediums and smalls in Eileen Fisher and can no longer wear the beautiful clothes contained in this box. I thought I’d add to your back room with these well-loved (but not well-worn) clothes. Thanks for doing what you do - in fashion and in the world. My entire walk-in closet is getting re-filled with stretch crepe, Persian cotton, cashmere, and other favorite Eileen Fisher fabrics - just smaller sizes.” ~ Jane Sarasohn-Kahn “Dear GREEN EILEEN, I lost my favorite scarf nine years ago in a cab in Austin, Texas. I was able to replace it with an EXACT match at GREEN EILEEN - in Yonkers, New York! Thanks for reuniting me with an old love.” ~ Elena Erber “Six years ago, I fell in love with a simple grey waffle weave organic cotton Eileen Fisher cardigan sweater. It was on sale and the perfect travel/yoga/weekend addition to my collection. Sold! Out of the corner of my eye, I saw that it was also available in oatmeal, but I felt like getting both was excessive, so in a weak moment, I passed. Embarrassingly, this decision haunted me for days...what was I thinking? The price was great and I will wear it everywhere-get the oatmeal! I finally called the EF store and asked if they could send it to me but, alas, it was gone! The sales associate felt my pain and called several other stores, but it was not to be. With regret, I moved on. It’s just a sweater, right? About a month or so later, I found my self trolling ebay like a junkie, hoping that someone else had ‘over bought’ and somehow knew that I longed for my perfect cardi, which I wore far too often in grey. But, no luck....it never turned up. Years passed, and from time to time I would looked again, but never saw it. I finally just accepted that this was just not meant to be.... But then, one fateful afternoon, I wandered into GREEN EILEEN and there it was, my oatmeal cardi....calling to me, “take me home!” Like running into an old friend in a new restaurant, I was both surprised and overjoyed, “What are you doing here and where have you been?” Without a second thought, I grabbed it (at an even better price than the original!) Now the simple EF oatmeal cardi hangs happily next to its well loved grey twin...which may be ready for a comeback? No way, I’m keeping it!” ~ Tara Klein “I made the most AMAZING sweater out of some of my favorite old Eileen Fisher sweaters. What a great way to turn the fabrics I love into something new that I CREATED!” ~ Betsy James

WHO WE SUPPORT

 

Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, 2010

Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, 2010

Women’s Funding Network

As a global network and a movement for social justice, Women’s Funding Network accelerates women’s leadership and invests in solving critical social issues -- from poverty to global security -- by bringing together the financial power, influence and voices of women’s funds. www.womensfundingnetwork.org/

Women for Women International

Changing the World One Woman At A Time Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. We’re changing the world one woman at a time. www.womenforwomen.org/

The Bereavement Center
of Westchester

Our mission is to create a safe and caring environment where both adult and child receive the special attention and support needed to move through the pain of grief toward hope and healing. www.thebereavementcenter.org/

Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute

The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute is an initiative of the Eileen Fisher Community Foundation developed to promote leadership in young women through selfempowerment, connection with others and activism in their communities. The summer institute has four programs for young women in high school and college including: two Activating Leadership sessions, Leading for Impact, and the LIFE Fellowship. Please see the website for more details: eileenfisherleadershipinstitute.com Follow Us on Facebook or twitter: @EFLI_LiFe

Eleanor Roosevelt Center
at Val-Kill

The Girls’ Leadership Workshop (GLW) delivers programs each summer to educate, empower, and activate adolescent girls to become the next generation of social justice leaders. www.ervk.org/

Fractured Atlas -Theater
of the Oppressed

Theatre of the Oppressed is an interactive, physical and playful tool that can help us observe, understand and transform our lives finding solutions together onstage, we prepare ourselves to take action offstage! Theatre of the Oppressed empowers the participants to become catalysts for change in their own communities. www.fracturedatlas.org

Garrison Institute

The Garrison Institute applies the transformative power of contemplation to today’s pressing social and environmental concerns, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future. www.garrisoninstitute.org/

GEMS

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) mission is to empower girls and young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. www.gems-girls.org/

Girls Inc

Girls Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, Girls Inc. responds to the changing needs of girls and their communities through research-based programs and advocacy that empower girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights. www.girlsinc.org/index.html

Jubilee Women's Center

Jubilee's mission is "to support women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time." Founded in 1983, Jubilee Women's Center provides safe and affordable community housing and support services to help women transition out of homelessness and into independent living. www.jwcenter.org

Katie Yamasaki

Katie Yamasaki is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She works primarily as a muralist, teaching artist and children’s book author/illustrator. She lead a public art program for young women called Voices Her’d (www.groundswellmural.org), where teen girls address critical issues in the form of large-scale public art. Most recently she has been executing a project working with incarcerated mothers in NY and their children on the outside. www.katieyamasaki.com/

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit music and mentoring program dedicated to the empowerment of girls and women. williemaerockcamp.org/

National Women’s History Museum

THe National Women’s History Museum affirms the value of knowing Women’s History, illuminates the role of women in transforming society and encourages all people, women and men, to participate in democratic dialogue about our future www.nwhm.org/

New York Women’s Foundation

The New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF®) is a voice for women and a force for change. We are a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. With fierce determination, we mobilize hearts, minds and resources to create an equitable and just future for women, families and communities in New York City. www.nywf.org/

Omega Institute for
Holistic Studies

Awakening the best in the human spirit Through innovative educational experiences that awaken the best in the human spirit, Omega provides hope and healing for individuals and society. www.eomega.org/

Planned Parenthood

We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. www.plannedparenthood.org/

Sadie Nash Leadership Program

Sadie Nash Leadership Project was founded in 2001 to promote leadership and activism among young women. The program is designed to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world. . www.sadienash.org/

Sarah Lawrence College

At Sarah Lawrence College our mission is to graduate world citizens who are diverse in every definition of the word, who take intellectual and creative risks, who cross disciplinary boundaries, and who are able to sustain exceptional academic discipline within a framework of humanistic values and concern for community. www.slc.edu/

Sleepy Hollow Performing
Arts Center

Sleepy Hollow Performing Artists’ mission is to support performing artists, providing a dynamic environment for arts education, creation, and performance. We achieve this mission by offering both professional and nonprofessional classes, workshops, mentoring and performance programs in a wide range of theatrical and dance forms, led by established and renowned arts educators. www.shpacenter.com/

Spa Sisters Spirit Place

SPA Sisters reawakens you to the profound life and lessons that nature reveals. Using nature as a guide, SPA Sisters teaches simple yet powerful ways to connect with your true spirit, empowering expression of your authentic and truest self in every aspect of life. www.spasisters.org/

Story Dance Project

The Storydancer Project (TSP) is an international non-profit artistic health resource organization bringing awareness of health and body through movement, exercise, rhythm, melody and story to those in the world challenged by life circumstances. www.storydancer.com/

Women’s Enterprise
Development Center

The mission of the Women’s Enterprise Development Center is to build a vibrant community of women entrepreneurs by providing high-quality training programs and support services to both start-up and established women business owners in Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley, including training and access to microenterprise funding for minority and economically disadvantaged women. www.wedc-westchester.org/

Young Women Empowered

Y-We encourages young women from diverse backgrounds to step up as leaders in their schools, communities, and the world. We do this through intergenerational mentorships and creative programs that equip teen women with the confidence, resiliency, and leadership skills needed to achieve their goals. www.youngwomenempowered.org