our purpose

Fabrick Collective is a social enterprise that simplifies shopping for secondhand kids' clothes while generating a sustainable source of revenue for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa, a registered charity that supports and advocates for criminalized women.
Our purpose is to:
IMPROVE HOUSING FOR WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY

Fabrick Collective turns outgrown kids' clothes into cash - the most flexible resource for charities. Thirty per cent of sales go directly to the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa to fund improvements to their transitional housing for women. Since opening in March 2021 we have raised close to $7000!

An important pillar of E Fry Ottawa's services is providing safe, supportive, transitional housing for women who have been in prison or jail. Women who are released with conditions and want access to support and programs choose JF Norwood House. E Fry Ottawa also runs Lotus House, a bail residence where women can stay connected to family, work and programs while awaiting trial, rather than remain in jail. A housing team helps women looking for somewhere to live in the community. 

Click here for more information on the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa. 

HELP FAMILIES SAVE MONEY ON KIDS' CLOTHES

Shopping secondhand is far less expensive than buying new - and browsing online saves you time and money! 

Fabrick Collective provides gift cards to mothers in need. Please email hello@fabrickcollective.ca if you would like to connect your organization with this program.

SUPPORT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Buying secondhand is great for the environment and reduces our reliance on unethical manufacturing practices of fast fashion brands that affect racialized workers, mostly women, in the Global South.

We make buying secondhand straightforward and accessible by offering an online option for those who find it difficult to get to thrift stores in person.

We make donating kids' clothes simple by offering free pick-up in Ottawa/Gatineau, or by refunding shipping costs.

Join Fabrick Collective and donate your outgrown kids' clothes today!