Alex Husted

Member Since 2021

Alex Husted

Co-Founder

HELPSY

Philadelphia Area

Alex is a founder and co-owner of HELPSY, the largest used clothing collection company in the Northeast US. HELPSY is also the only Certified B Corp in the used clothing business. He works tirelessly to curb the massive amount of textiles that are currently discarded and manage a triple bottom line. He also speaks frequently about what it means to be a B Corp and an environmentally focused business.


SKILLS

  • Design Thinking
  • Sustainability
  • Facilitation

RECENT CONTENT

June 15th, 2021

Sharing the love: 15 business leaders share great ways to support your team members

It's never been more important for leaders to show their team members their appreciation than in the past several months—and there are many ways to do it.

May 28th, 2021

15 tips to encourage vigorous (but respectful) workplace debates

Debate in the workplace is essential to collecting and considering diverse opinions, but it must be done respectfully.

May 27th, 2021

15 essential questions to ask before you seek capital for your business

Seeking capital to fund growth can come with strings attached, so it's important to ask yourself and your investors the right questions.

April 13th, 2021

Business growing fast? 10 mistakes to watch for when scaling

Growth is a primary goal for almost every business, but if you don't have the right strategy for scaling up, it may hurt your business in the long run.


COMPANY INFO

HELPSY

In the US, more than 85% of discarded clothing goes into the trash when 95% could be reused or recycled. HELPSY is working with all stakeholders to keep clothing out of the trash including towns, businesses, landowners, schools and the fashion industry.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Sustainability
  • Waste Diversion

INDUSTRY

Social impact & nonprofit