'Green Eileen' store opens in Seattle

'Green Eileen' store opens in Seattle

'Green Eileen' store opens in Seattle

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 20, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 20 at 6:23 PM

An upscale women's retailer opens a shop to give women a chance to look chic while helping a good cause.

"Green Eileen" is open in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood. The Eileen Fisher fashions are donated by customers.
   
Clothes are gently worn or not worn at all - some still have the original price tags on them.
    
The clothes cost 40-to-70 percent less than what it would cost to buy them in an Eileen Fisher store.

"It's win win for everybody. Women feel great about themselves. They're supporting a wonderful cause and the environmental impact is reduced because we don't have to manufacture more clothing,” said Cheryl Campbell, Eileen Fisher Community Foundation

This is the nation' second "Green Eileen" store. Sales will benefit the Jubilee Women’s Center On Capitol Hill.

Green Eileen started in 2009 at Eileen Fisher corporate headquarters in Irvington, NY and opened a stand-alone store in Yonkers in 2011. Since then, 90,000 pieces of clothing have been donated and resold to raise more than $1.5 million for charities

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