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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We’re on a mission to inspire others to live sustainably.

We love Earth and will continue to put her at the forefront.

Turning Tides is led by two queer women.

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How is Turning Tides Eco Friendly?

Made to Order = Less Waste

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.

98% of Apparel Materials Are Upcycled

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!

We Provide Eco-Friendly Resources

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.

All Scrap Fabrics Are Used in Other Projects

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 Help Companies Become More Eco-Friendly

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.

Causes We Have Donated To

Turning Tides is dedicated to helping our community and the world thrive. From hosting fundraisers, to completing smaller projects, we have and will continue to contribute to this world.

Living Eco-Friendly is Dope.

Don’t take our word for it. Check out what others have to say!

This is a brand that you can trust to provide you with quality products. Each piece is made with love and care. It’s also a plus that by purchasing from Turning Tides you can feel good about helping make the world a better place 💜

Stephanie C.

High quality clothing and stand for a good cause. Highly recommend!

Jeremy Z.

As far as dedication goes I have never seen a company like Turning Tides! Not only are their products uniquely designed and carefully crafted, there is always a focus on a positive change, or impact, rooted in everything that they do! It’s simply amazing!

Cason H.

These girls really are standing for something! I love using their website for tips and tricks on ways to be more environmentally conscious. Plus all of the clothing options are so original and funky. I can’t wait for my next purchase.

Keyanna Y.

If you’re looking for a resourceful company to help you on your journey to becoming a more eco-conscious person then look no further!! Turning Tides is full of helpful guides to help you get started exploring and engaging in different social issues. The company is lgbtq+ owned and uses proceeds to give back to amazing organizations. Love their clothing, purpose and passion!

Christina B.

I love this company. They have lots of great resources on their website from healthy eating to recycling, and even how you can help be a positive impact in your community. Their clothes are also very stylish and unique. Will definitely continue purchasing from Turning Tides!

Mesly C.