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The big picture

Many women give the size of their clothing so much power. For the 20 million women in the U.S. struggling with an eating disorder, that power has a crippling hold over their ability to ever recover. Only one in 10 women will be lucky enough to receive treatment, which can cost up to $30,000 per month.

 
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The small picture

“Because so much of a woman’s eating disorder revolves around her weight, it is best practice for treatment teams to keep size and weight information hidden from their patients at all times. After all of the struggles and all of the bills, the cost alone of rebuilding a wardrobe that fit my new body was out of the question. I was stuck with a closet full of clothes that didn’t fit my body or soul. It’s up to each woman to decide if and when she wants to know her weight after inpatient treatment. Most choose not to know for years following their recovery - myself included. Going shopping, trying on multiple sizes and being surrounded by mirrors is a vulnerable and ultimately intolerable experience for too many women.”

— Erin, Garment Co-Founder

 
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Our solution

With Garment, we save treatment and rehabilitation centers time and resources. Our staff removes all tags and sizing information for apparel prior to shipping it directly to clients. Our client is gifted clothing that she hand-picks according to her taste and lifestyle. Garment helps create a healthy community that is focused on maintaining the success that our clients worked so hard for already. We will partner directly with treatment centers to empower their outgoing patients by providing them with new clothing, individualized for their healthy bodies. When a woman is nearing the end of her inpatient recovery, her treatment team will communicate to Garment accurate measurements along with style and personality information. With this information, Garment will assess its inventory and pick out items that match the woman’s needs and lifestyle. We will then send the treatment team an individualized and secure web page that only our new friend can shop from. She will be able to pick sizeless items from her own store that will best suit her new, healthy lifestyle. Any items that are unwanted for any reason can be shipped back to Garment in a pre-paid box. Whether she is a working mother or a student, every woman in recovery will be able to restart her wardrobe with Garment.

 
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thegarmentproject@gmail.com

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PO Box 7100

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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