Enthusiastic Teen launches fashion line for charity
- Tuesday, September 12, 2023 12 :51
- Last updated: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 18:12.
- Published: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 12:51
- Joanne Wallenstein
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A Scarsdale High School student who is a model has started a fashion company to raise money for charity. Sofia Feinstein has taken design classes at Tufts University, FIT, and Scarsdale High School. She designed sweatshirts, tee-shirts, and totes, which are now available on the website. https://uni-tfashion.com/
All the profits from the sales are donated to three charities – HIAS, Steve’s Camp at Horizon Farms and INROADS. She said she was inspired by Newman’s Own Food Company which also donates the entire profit from its sales.
Where does she make her merchandise? Feinstein explained, “All of my designs are produced with Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing. It means I do not have to keep any stock and that each order is printed as soon as it comes in. I have a number of printers that print for my company. My orders are given to the printer with the fastest turnaround. They are all very good.”
About price points she says, “I try to price our products at a very reasonable price so people can support us. I have been encouraged to charge higher prices because this is for charity, but I want to be an affordable and comfortable casual clothing brand.”
How much money has she been able donate? Feinstein said, “Roughly every three months I donate my profits to my charities. I began this project for the time period ending December 31st 2022, and have made donations ever since. If my ambassador program gains support, and I get some PR, I hope to have profits this year in excess of $15,000.”
The company was given a boost this month when Dreamwear, Inc., a fashion brand with headquarters in New York, donated 3500 luxury items, including brand-name clothing, to those who are in need. Sofia and her students are sorting and packaging these items for Steve’s Camp or HIAS.
Feinstein explained, “I am building a brand that cares and gives every penny of profit to causes that matter. Dreamwear, a leader in their category, is a generous company that has shown fashion can make a real difference. The quality and quantity of their donation will enable UNI-T and my partner charities to help a lot of people.”
Check out UNI-T fashions here https://uni-tfashion.com