Frankie, a Vancouver, BC-based apparel manufacturer and brand to join ecologyst, a clothing company committed to ending fast fashion and fostering a perspective shift from clothing as disposable to that of a long-lasting good
The future of fashion is circular – Frankie is the market leader in garment rework, upcycling used clothing that is otherwise destined for the landfill
VICTORIA, BC / ACCESSWIRE / August 4, 2022 / ecologyst Outfitters Inc. (“ecologyst” or the “Company“), a planet-conscious, 100% natural fibre clothing manufacturer and brand, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Frankie Collective (“Frankie”). Frankie is a women’s streetwear manufacturer that upcycles vintage and unsold garments into unique pieces, pushing the boundaries of contemporary style, extending the product life cycle, and adding value to like-minded customers and the environment.
“The Frankie Collective complements ecologyst, with both businesses focused on manufacturing clothing that offers apparel for customers who share the same vision of living in harmony with the planet,” said Rene Gauthier, Founder and CEO of ecologyst. “Our aim is to demonstrate that synergy is possible among the concepts of economy and environment. With the clothing resale market expected to reach $53 billion by 2023* – outgrowing the fast fashion market – the acquisition of Frankie Collective solidifies our quest to have the world’s cleanest supply chain based on environmental consciousness and transparency.”
Frankie Collective provides a market expansion opportunity that is aligned with ecologyst’s value-based ethos. ecologyst produces new clothing, manufactured for durability with only natural fibres, appealing to a community of customers who share a passion for the planet and a responsibility for its future. Frankie Collective takes another approach by saving unsold clothing from top global clothing lines like Nike, Adidas, and Tommy Hilfiger, redirecting garments from landfills