IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 25, 2012) - Patchwork Road (www.patchworkroad.com), today announced the launch of e-commerce's first Meaningful Marketplace. Patchwork Road gives shoppers access to exclusive products and deals they won't find anywhere else and the opportunity to support dozens of nonprofit causes they care about. For every purchase made in the online Meaningful Marketplace, Patchwork Road will donate at least 10 percent of the item's sales price to a charity the shopper selects at checkout. The products and deals featured in Patchwork Road's Meaningful Marketplace are for every aspect of life, while making someone else's life better -- from home and outdoor goods, to family, apparel, fitness, gadgets and accessories.
Patchwork Road is the first site of its kind to merge the deals and incentives that shoppers love about flash sale sites, with the exclusivity you'd typically only find on a members-only site... all while benefitting dozens of nonprofit causes with each item you purchase. They've also upped the ante on the conventional shopping experience since they allow brands the opportunity to support the causes of their customers -- by offering first dibs on early-release products, producing an exclusive collection for Patchwork Road, or offering colors, item combos or deals that simply can't be purchased elsewhere (with prices at least 10 percent off retail).
Patchwork Road's unique approach to giving back has earned them more than 30 nonprofit partners to date, and the list continues to grow. Some of the most recognized nonprofit causes have aligned with Patchwork Road, from organizations that are changing lives around the globe, to those making a major impact right in their own backyard. These organizations touch a wide range of needs: from poverty, hunger and homelessness, to domestic violence, child and family services and elderly care, to crime prevention and families of wounded and fallen soldiers. The full list of the partners that benefit from their Meaningful Marketplace can be found at http://www.patchworkroad.com/partnerships/.
Patchwork Road was founded by two friends, Ryan Moreau and Evan Friedl, based in Irvine, Calif., who combined their entrepreneurial spirit, marketing and manufacturing know-how with a desire to add meaning to their business model and change the online shopping experience.
"My partner Evan and I started this venture with a simple challenge. How could we leverage our marketing and manufacturing backgrounds in a way that could actually make a meaningful difference in the world around us?" said Ryan Moreau, co-founder and CEO of Patchwork Road. "Our Meaningful Marketplace gives us the perfect avenue to do just that. We can deliver really cool products that no one else has, offer great deals and, most importantly, create an opportunity for every purchase to tell a bigger story by connecting the way our customers shop and how they'll support the causes they're passionate about."
ABOUT PATCHWORK ROAD
Patchwork Road is e-commerce's first Meaningful Marketplace. Get access to exclusive products and deals you won't find anywhere else (priced at least 10 percent off retail), plus we'll donate at least 10 percent of the item's price to a cause that you choose each time you shop. Every purchase means more than just a great deal on items hand-picked for our store from brands you love and those you'll love to find here first -- it's an opportunity to direct a portion of our profits to support dozens of nonprofit organizations that are truly making an impact in their local communities and around the world. To learn more, follow us at @PatchworkRoad, visit us at www.PatchworkRoad.com, or like us at www.facebook.com/PatchworkRoad.