Our business model is sustainable and altruistic, with more than a few superpowers.
At JBF, we proudly partner with nonprofit organizations to give back to our communities. Our Consignors donate unsold goods to local groups that help women, children, and families in need.
An example of our impact is evident in this thank-you letter from Eastside Baby Corner, one of our nonprofit partners near Seattle, Washington:
Over the years, we have donated over $32.5 million in cash and in-kind donations to numerous nonprofits nationwide, including $6.9 million in 2022 alone.
"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you and the consignors who generously support Eastside Baby Corner. The donations we received were a tremendous help in replenishing our inventory. We create 20 to 25 infant layettes weekly and urgently need clothing for infants aged 0 to 9 months. It's heartening for us to know that the contributions made by your consignors will be distributed promptly to children who require them. Thank you so much for your kind support and generosity."
Events like Just Between Friends are important for reducing waste and conserving resources while providing an eco-friendly option for environmentally conscious consumers.
Impacts From Our Events Include:
We extend the life cycle of gently loved products. Children outgrow things way sooner than the product's life cycle ends. The second-hand marketplace also doesn’t come with excessive packaging.
Conservation of resources
When items are reused or repurposed, it reduces the need for extracting new resources and manufacturing new products. For instance, buying secondhand clothes means no additional water, energy, or materials were used to produce a new garment.
Lower carbon footprint
Consumers can reduce their carbon footprint by shopping secondhand items at local events. No additional transportation and packaging of new products or shipping products out of state.