We are a non profit dedicated to honesty, all ethical practices, sustainability; all of which determine that of which we care for—-our future
RAQUEL is an innovative trade + recycling portal that takes post consumer waste and transforms it into elevated, chic wardrobe staples.
In partnership with @EVRNU, @PackageFreeShop, EverSpring & @TheDNAManufacturingGroup in SF @AMarketSocial
Ethically made and promoted in America with intent of global influence. Distributed overseas when possible—- Nepal, India, Philippines
Actively employs members of the homeless community and disabled individuals and veterans.
ABOUT | RAQUEL | FRIEND & MISSION
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Dedicated to my best friend RAQUEL ; to her and the countless other women who have inspired me during our interaction no matter how brief or how intimate—- no less than monumental.
To all the partners I’ve met and acquired along the way: We are the frontiers of the movement that is striving to protect and honor earth.
RAQUEL works with a plethora of companies to create brand new, elevated, chic wardrobe staples out of post consumer waste in addition to showcasing and utilizing all the resources in circulation already, such as fabric, tangible items like jewelry—- wares and vintage.
Our packaging is sustainable.
When we’re not making new clothing that is made out of recycled, recyclable, biodegradable, tensile fabric composed of bio synthetic fibers , We collect, disinfect, launder and alter items who’s original destination was the landfill. We work closely with recyclers and balers as well as other non profits who are overwhelmed with donations, we seek to alleviate their inventory and work to add it to ours.
Special thanks to the homeless community of Haight Street for collecting dispersed items of clothing. Through their efforts we have averted x amount [depending ] [measured] in [bags ]of items destined for the landfill.
Unlike Goodwill & Other unnamed second hand thrift stores, all inventory is subject to our disinfection methods prior to laundering with[ Ever Spring ]Products [fabric softener ] [wool balls for drying] [Love Home & Planet] [dryer sheets] [concentrated formula ](available @Target) ; we disinfect via eco-friendly , natural alternatives such as intense heat harnessed by sunlight or steam, pine oil, vinegar & bleach, vodka & essential oils.
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👽We Came in Peace for all Mankind
W E provide a service to our home city SAN FRANCISCO, hoping to expand to SACRAMENTO—-LOS ANGELES—-ORANGE COUNTY—-TWENTY NINE PALMS—-SAN DIEGO —-NEW YORK
We collect, disinfect, launder, alter clothes dispersed throughout the streets, destined for the landfill and not only clean up neighborhoods and districts of unsightly scenes but reduce carbon emissions more specifically the production of methane by significantly decreasing to eliminating the amount of clothes rendered to our landfills. To decompose in 200 + years. We thwart the production of new fast fashion; saving energy and resources such as 2.5 thousand gallons of water or 75% of water used to replenish cotton farming agriculture. We believe in fabrics colored naturally sans the use of toxic dyes. We harness and implement eco friendly tactics that are up to earths standards.
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