Much like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to change the culture of consumption. This community is comprised of a global ecological family. We invite you to take some time and learn about who is behind R2R.
Kelly Silva: Social Media Manager & PR
BIO: Kelly Silva was born with a passion for public relations and social media strategies. As a vegan, lover of people and earth, she is a jewel within our R2R Family. Kelly facilitates, through words, our vision and goals with perfect ease. Her excitement to research Recycle2Riches’ context and the meticulous investigation of history is evidenced through her storytelling. We are excited to welcome her, as it takes a village to make change and a community to start the movement.
Ashleigh Morgan: Creative Director
BIO: Ashleigh Morgan fell in love with fashion while pursuing her studies, at the age of 17. While others around her were enjoying being young and carefree, Ashleigh was working hard at learning everything she could about the fashion industry and how to stop the overproduction wheel that has been running rampant for too long. At 19 and with a vision, she created Recycle2Riches. Her main goal is to collaborate with amazing and SMART transparent brands around the world. She believes that fast fashion and over consumption is not the way to shop. Ashleigh believes that everything can be used for something and that the earth can help us preserve the future for generations to come.
Erin Estelle: Official Illustrator
BIO: Erin Estelle Brochu is our immensely talented freelance lettering artist. She is currently based in the lovely State of Connecticut, with hopes of relocating to Los Angeles in the future. She is a self-taught artist, with a deep passion for handwriting typography. The master behind Recycle2Riches Collection covers, adorable story highlight covers, and creator of the illustrations for her own t-shirts with us. Check out the MISFITS collection to see the Estellerart T-shirt options. Thank you Erin for all that you do for this R2R community.
Splash The Ink: our official printer
Dayana Febres: owner
Known Supply: Our official T-shirt supplier
WEBSITE LINK: https://knownsupply.com/
BIO: They are our main T-shirt source, we take on their dead stock and give it a second chance. Ashleigh Goes to their wear house to search through the stock that's not being used, to find the t-shirts for your orders or to pick some up for market bags. All of the eco bags are made from extra Known supply t-shirts, we want to give you all the information and more about our company. Introducing you to the people who make your new favorite shirts. Timeless quality, outfitting you with the quality staples you’ll love and want in your closet for years to come. Celebrating makers, each piece is hand-signed and we invite you to learn more about the maker of yours. Collaborative approach, we seek to share our mission of humanizing apparel with individuals and brands alike.
BIM BAM BOM: Eco-bag Product
WEBSITE LINK: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07945WG4D
Hypoallergenic tissue made from 100% Bamboo
✔︎ PURE: 100% Bamboo
✔︎ NO NASTY STUFF: free of BPA, formaldehyde, chlorine-bleach and itchy glues
✔︎ GREAT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN: experience allergy relief with our exclusive hypoallergenic formula that's lab-tested lint-free
✔︎ SEPTIC SAFE: easily flushes and degrades in sewers and septic systems
✔︎ PLASTIC-FREE: each eco friendly roll is individually wrapped in paper - fully recyclable/compostable packaging helps protect our oceans - excellent for home and commercial use.
Hypoallergenic tissue made from 100% Bamboo
ABEEGO: Eco-bag Product
BIO: Abeego saves honey bees by saving food. Did you know the average household throws 1 in 4 produce items into the trash? Imagine the positive effect we would have on honey bees if we took good care of the fresh food they supply us with. Abeego is all natural. Every ingredient used comes from the earth and will return to it without a trace. Abeego is zero waste. “Waste” is actually a resource. From day one we adopted a waste free commitment so we make amazing twist ties and fire starters with the excess. Abeego lasts. Planned obsolescence should be obsolete. Beeswax is valuable so we make Abeego durable. You’ll add to your collection before replacing tired wraps. Abeego uses minimal energy to produce. Primarily people powered, except our awesome waxing machine that has tripled our output using the same amount of energy.
OURYUHME: Eco-bag Products
WEBSITE LINK: https://yuhme.se/collections/all
BIO: You. Us. Humanity. Me. Environment. (Yuhme) Green Polyethylene is a bioplastic product derived from ethanol sugarcane, which is a renewable raw material versus a traditional polyethylene, which uses fossil fuel sourced from raw materials such as oil or natural gas. During its production, Green Polyethylene captures and fixes CO2 from the atmosphere, working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks to our relationship with Braskem Ethanol Suppliers, we know that they oversee the planting all the way to the production of sugarcane ethanol. This covers important issues, such as respect for biodiversity and using good environmental practices. We are 100% transparent with our supply chain. The sugarcane is produced in Brazil and all bottles are manufactured and designed in Sweden at a zero-waste production site.
WRISTSPONSIBLE: Eco-bag Product
WEBSITE LINK: https://wristsponsible.com/shop/
BIO: Every Wristsponsible product is carefully handcrafted by artisans around the world. Our commitment to their craft is conveyed through the quality of their work. Each band is crafted with custom attention that provides good vibes to the recipient of the band. The continued practice of this authentic craft allows local artisans to find not only employment, but peace and purpose in life.
Today, the bracelets are worn by thousands of people around the world and Wristsponsible Bracelets provides full-times jobs, in positive working environments, to artisans across the globe. The bracelets continue to serve as a tangible reminder to slow down and live in the moment.
Andrea Jaramillo: Owner of LATELIER
WEBSITE LINK: https://www.latelier.shop/
Vistoriana Rose: Maker of Vaeana Jewelry
WEBSITE LINK: http://www.vaeana.com/product-category/new-year-sale/
BIO: Vaeana was imagined when founder and designer, Victoriana, set out to merge her love of jewelry with her passion for business. At the age of 15, she officially launched Vaeana with a vision to inspire others and make the world a better place. With this vision in mind, every Vaeana design is heavily inspired by those with a loving, carefree, and wanderlust persona. Recycled materials also play a large role when it comes to inspiration and design to raise awareness about sustainable fashion. Dedication for detail has always been a driving force behind the design process. To ensure a quality piece of jewelry, and each Vaeana bracelet is attentively handmade. Worn alone or stacked together, Vaeana jewelry adds a touch of uniqueness to everyday outfits and gives people the freedom to define their style.
Lunation LAB: Iron on stickers
WEBSITE LIKE: https://lunationlab.com/
BIO: We create custom vinyl designs that easily iron on to clothing. The goal is to help you revitalize old clothes, without the environmental or financial cost of buying something new. We’re hoping to disrupt the buying cycle of fast fashion, by helping people tap into clothes that are already made, purchased, and in their closet.