21 May 2016
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The Age of Consignment

HBS alumni have ushered in an era of easy reselling

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“Ethical elimination” is the necessary corollary of ethical consumption, writes the New York Times, and HBS alumni are leading the way with online resell companies that make it easy to get rid of—and even make a profit from—your old gadgets, outdated fashion, and unloved furniture and artworks.

The article highlights the efforts of online fashion resellers Material Wrld, founded by Rie Yano and Jie Zheng (both MBA 2010), and thredUP, founded by Christopher Homer and James Reinhart (both MBA 2009) as well as gadget collector Gazelle, cofounded by Israel Ganot (MBA 2000), furniture marketplace Chairish, cofounded by Eric Grosse (MBA 1995), and art auction house Paddle8, cofounded by Aditya Julka and Osman Khan (both MBA 2009).

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