JJ Vintage is a brand all about upcycling. Its founder Jasmine James reuse, recycle and repurpose old clothes, mostly from Nike, into unique and stylish pieces.
She first created her sustainable fashion brand in November 2019, selling on the giant fashion marketplace DePop.
She started enjoying thrifting and selling her vintage finds while studying business management at Oklahoma State University.
Today, her designs include original tank tops, skirts, and corsets made from old clothes.
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Sustainability Rating: 4/10
Type: Basics, dresses, outerwear
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Fabrics: Old garments
100% Organic: No
100% Vegan: No
Ethical & Fair: Yes
Producing Country: USA
Certifications: No certifications
"I’ve always had a passion for thrifting and reworking vintage clothes since I was in college. I began selling vintage rework items in 2015 as a side hustle, which turned into something that I really enjoyed doing in my spare time. The very first rework style that I made in 2015, was a one-shoulder crop and bodysuit. That is when the spark of excitement to continue to rework items and create something special came to fruition to where I am today."
- Jasmine James, JJ Vintage founder
JJ Vintage wants to recreate clothes in an effort to reduce waste in the environment while still being fashionable. It creates unique pieces by cutting and sewing old clothes. Its mission is to recycle, reuse, and repurpose.
Its clothes are made from used garments made of mostly cotton, polyester, nylon, and spandex.
Jasmine James makes clothes that are eco-minded. She repurposes used clothing that would otherwise be discarded. She says: "You can still be fashionable while trying to save the world."
The brand doesn't sell any clothes with animal-based materials at the moment but doesn't state that it's 100% vegan either.
JJ Vintage doesn't have any clear sustainability goal or timeline to reduce its water and carbon footprint in the future.
Discover JJ Vintage's sustainable collection at shopjjvintage.com.
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