by Rebecca B. Kimber
Founder of circular economy blog and podcast Earthy B
I don’t think it’s fully on the consumer to eliminate the world’s waste. As consumers, we do need to help boost the market because I can’t do what I do unless someone buys it. But the brands have the responsibility to figure it out. They need to create the infrastructure and processes to make this happen.
Check out the Podcast here.
by Camber Outdoors
The landfill is our #1 competitor. It’s the cheapest, easiest solution on the market. … We want to change business as usual and close the loop on textile waste.
—Christina Johnson of Upcycle it Now
by PARI CHANG
Design grad Christina Johnson’s interest in recycling textiles into new products became a business that proves everything old can be made new again.
“From the very beginning, Liz Bordessa was an entrepreneur with a keen eye for business development. She shared her entrepreneurial spirit with her daughter, Christina Johnson. Together, they have created a thriving, environmentally friendly, sustainable business – Upcycle it Now…
Christina Johnson always knew that one day she would own her own business. Like her mother and business partner, Liz Bordessa, Johnson is an entrepreneur at heart…
With an interest in business development and an eye for industry trends and developing opportunities, Liz Bordessa began her career in advertising sales, working directly with small businesses helping them grow.
Upcycle It Now, a sustainable design and manufacturing company, in partnership with outdoor apparel company Patagonia, has successfully launched and nearly sold out their entire Upcycled Spring 2015 Collection of exciting, colorful toiletry bags.
“Liz Bordessa and her daughter, Christina Johnson, practice full on upcycling. Their company, Upcycle It Now, takes dump-destined castoffs from such companies as Patagonia and Disney (parent company of ABC News) and turns them into new, upscale products — some handsome, some witty, some both.”
by TIFFANY HSU
“Liz Bordessa and her daughter, Christina Johnson, launched Upcycle It Now to give Bordessa’s tailoring and alterations business a boost after the recession. The Long Beach company now partners with Patagonia to make yoga mat slings from old board shorts and dog jackets out of used rain gear and fleece outerwear.”