About Turning Tides
Founded by Taylor Springett and Nash Bayoud, Turning Tides is a Queer & Women owned, American-made sustainable brand of fashion and home goods, equipped with an online resource center educating others on how to live a more sustainable and less harmful lifestyle.
We give artists who work with eco friendly materials a space to sell their items and collaborate with like-minded creators. The artists of Turning Tides take local, recycled, and second-hand materials to create one of a kind, hand crafted apparel, and functional objects.
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How is Turning Tides Eco Friendly?
Nearly every item listed is made to order! This means that we do not have hundreds of items sitting around waiting to be ordered, and at the end of the season, we don’t have anything leftover! This excludes all one-of-one pieces.
We take second-hand materials and create new and unique items with them! This means that we aren’t contributing to the creation of new fabrics and the harm and waste they create, and we actively reduce the amount of items that would otherwise end up in our ever-growing landfills!
In our resource center, we have put together a list of eco friendly websites & companies that provide second hand, compostable & recyclable, non-toxic, and hand-made materials. Our resource center also has a recycling guide, and guides helping people be better allies to Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA+ communities.
Nothing goes to waste at Turning Tides! We use every string, cutting, and scrap piece of fabric in other projects. We even use the yarn cuttings and shavings from our rug makers in our projects!
We look for new artists and companies that want to be eco friendly, but don’t know where to begin and bring them onto our site. We also help artists and companies that already have eco friendly practices in place add more to their routines! We assess their business practices and help them become more eco friendly.