Founded in 2013, Preppy Trendy is a sustainable concept boutique based in New York City, that champions slow fashion. We create hip and stylish clothing pieces that are made with salvaged fabrics and garments that aren’t donated or reused. Take part in our mission to protect the environment by supporting ethical fashion!
Conscious Fashion Is Our Mission
Every year, tons of clothing items end up in landfills. Some of them are perfectly fine but because of a stain, a hole, or a broken zipper, a burnt sleeve they wind up in the bin and get on the way to polluting our environment. We actually remake fashionable clothing out of these discarded items. Everyone can embellish or sew patches on a jacket, we don't revamp clothing by adding cool things on perfectly good item of clothing, we go beyond, we rework them and make them new again. Certain types of fabric don’t disintegrate in the landfills and most likely finish in the ocean.
To show our care and respect for the environment and the planet, we make it our mission to up cycle these clothes. We salvage vintage clothing, mostly designer pieces that are damaged or partly destroyed, and bring them back to life with a fresh, fun, and young twist. By doing this, we allow them to be appreciated as contemporary fashion. Our skirts and t-shirts are made out of leftover fabric from the fashion industry and we use pre-existing prints or print our gorgeous signature motifs onto them. What we’re doing might sound like just a grain of sand, but we believe that it’s a grain of hope toward eradicating pollution.
"One man's trash is another man's treasure"
In addition, during the summer, we carry an array of handmade sustainable flat sandals. These are all designed by us and handmade by artisans in developing countries who are paid fairly and treated equally for their labor, expertise, and craftsmanship. We believe in singularity and absolutely value the passion and sweat that it takes to create beautiful unique pieces.
May it be by volunteering to clean our neighborhoods and fields, and composting with Earth Matter NY or actively serving others at soup kitchen with organizations like New York Cares, West Side Campaign Against Hunger, Kehilat Sephardim Food Pantry or Xavier Mission.
Also, 25% of our inventory is repurposed with fabric sourced at Fabscraps.
During the quarantine $5 of each of our "New York is Everything" T-shirt sale went to the volunteers and frontline workers of NY via their Gofundme. Follow us on Insatagram or sign up for our weekly newsletter and see what we are up to.
To be a conscious fashionista is also to live a conscious sustainable lifestyle. We put our money where our mouth is.