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“Garik Himebaugh is the founder of Eco-Stylist. ‘I still remember how betrayed I felt the first time I learned how unsustainable the fashion industry is,’ he says. ‘I used to buy clothes from brands like Express, H&M, and Forever 21 because they were convenient, trendy, and honestly, they were right in front of me. I then came across some shocking information, such as the low wages paid to factory workers and the environmental destruction. When I discovered sustainable brands, it felt like common sense to support them.'”
-From the article 10 Slow Fashion Brands Committed To Sustainability
Eco-Stylist founder, Garik Himebaugh, was featured in Cause Artist’s roundup of 40 Social Entrepreneurs to Watch for in 2021.
“Eco-Stylist is an online marketplace for eco-conscious and ethically made men’s clothing. Founded to answer one simple question: ‘can sustainable be dapper?’ — Eco-Stylist finds you clothes that look as good as the values they represent.”
New Sustainable Brand Ratings Make it Easier Than Ever to Dress Like You Give a Damn
“Shopping for sustainable clothing has become the new normal. The good? People are giving a damn about the impact they make with their fashion choices. The bad? In turn, shoppers are finding themselves lost in a storm of open browser tabs hosting conflicting information about what’s sustainable in the first place.
We’ve all been there — you feel good after reading one media outlet’s ‘Top 10 Sustainable Brands’ list, only to find yourself, five minutes later, taking a stroll through another news story, blog, or Reddit post with contradicting information.”
Eco-Stylist founder, Garik Himebaugh, was featured in Goodcarts roundup of 10 Impact Entrepreneurs in Business to Watch in 2021.
“Eco-friendly never looked so good. Garik Himebaugh is the founder of Eco-Stylist, an online-marketplace for ethically and sustainably made men’s clothing. Garik created a space where consumers could shop apparel according to their style AND values.
He’s strategically chosen retailers that provide clothing that is fair-trade, sustainable, and transparent. So customers don’t have to do the work themselves. Garik is changing the way people shop clothing and apparel, and is sure to expand his impact in the coming year.”
How to Build a New Wardrobe for a New You, Sustainably
“Dear Conscious Consumer,
This is for you — someone looking to make a change. As you’ve grown and evolved, you may have found yourself in a new career, a new relationship, and yes – wanting a new wardrobe.
You might be itching to throw out the old, quickly replace it all with new, and close the door on the old you. Don’t. Don’t let yourself get caught in the same old pattern of toss, buy, repeat. It’s easy enough to do but you’re a new you, a more mindful you.”
Bringing Men into the Sustainable Fashion Agenda
If you’ve spent much time in sustainable fashion communities, whether that entails shopping with different brands, reading thought pieces or engaging in online discussions, you’ve probably noticed that these spaces are often founded and led by women. Women also make up the majority of the activists and engaged community members in these spaces.
And to be clear: that’s a great thing. But you may be wondering: “where are the guys in sustainable fashion?”
“Sustainability expert Solitaire Townsend famously said, ‘Wear clothes that matter.’ Gone are the days when sustainable fashion was unheard of, and the only few options that were available, catered only to women. Let’s face the facts, sustainable fashion and styling has always been harder for men than women with limited options and access to ethical brands. Are things changing for the better?”
“The podcast on Fair Trade, Ethical Fashion, and Sustainability. Join Jackie Costello and Jen Parlin as they take a dive into the world of fair trade fashion with special guests of brands you should know about!”
In this episode Jen chats with Garik Himebaugh, founder of Eco-Stylist, a sustainable marketplace for men.
Eco-Stylist was featured on pages 32-26 of Green Living Magazine.
“In fact, Himebaugh describes Eco-Stylist as ‘uncompromising.’ Whether it’s upcycled hats or hemp pants, he believes that style doesn’t have to be sacrificed in order to wear eco-friendly clothing alternatives.”
“You can be stylish and true to your values and sustainable; you don’t have to choose just one. At Eco-Stylist, ‘dress like you give a damn’ means the act of looking sharp without compromising your values. Our mission is to help you do that.”
Eco-Stylist won the 2020 Eluxe Awards for Best Menswear Brand!
The awards are given out by Eluxe Magazine, a go-to destination for sustainable luxury. Here’s what hey had to say:
“Love this site. It gives me great ideas for gifts. It’s easy to navigate, offers loads of different styles and types of clothing, and is kind of like a sustainable Net A Porter for ethical and eco menswear!”
Meet the 12 ventures selected for SEED SPOT’s 2020 Impact Accelerator program in Phoenix, AZ. Eco-Stylist is honored to be one of them.
In episode 30, hosts Lauren and Kaitlynn, both themselves sustainable personal stylists, chat with Eco-Stylist founder, Garik, about the world of sustainable men’s fashion.
Join our conversation as we explore habits of male shoppers, who influences their buying decisions, and whether or not guys are concerned about eco-friendly being perceived as feminine.
Eco-Stylist was featured on a special episode of the Pre-Loved Podcast all about Men Who Thrift.
Here’s the line-up from host, Emily Stochl:
“First up is Garik, the founder of men’s ethical fashion marketplace Eco-Stylist and my IRL fellow-Iowan friend. Next up is Justin, a fashion content creator who is into thrift and sustainable living. Finally, we have Christian of CTwentyTwo, a vintage tees & more shop he established in 2016 out of Dallas, TX.”
“The fashion scene is changing, ethical and sustainable clothing is on the rise, and Eco-Stylist is making things simple for sourcing ethical clothing for men too. In today’s chat with Garik Himebaugh of Eco-Stylist, an online marketplace for sustainably and ethically made men’s clothing. Founded to answer one simple question: ‘can sustainable be dapper?’ — They find you clothes that look as good as the values they represent.”
Where are the men in sustainable fashion? Host Ricardo Palma chats with Eco-Stylist founder, Garik Himebaugh, to answer this question, and a whole lot more!
“…our mission is to make it easier for men to make a sustainable or ethical choice over the conventional options…”
– Garik Himebaugh
The Underunderstood’s slogan: “the internet doesn’t have all the answers. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find them.”
In this episode they dive into H&M’s claim that the new Billie Eilish collection is sustainably made, and they reach out to Garik, founder of Eco-Stylist, for some of the answers.
Checkout The media fell for H&M’s greenwashing, but did Billie Eilish?
The Wise Consumer host, Madeleine Wisecup, chats with Eco-Stylist founder, Garik Himebaugh to discuss sustainable men’s fashion. Highlights:
“It’s refreshing to know that brands and the people behind them are out there changing that paradigm and that we can all be a part of that change.”
“I am the solution to all of my problems.”
We chat with the host of The Social Change Career Podcast, Dr. Catalina Rojas, to explore fashion, sustainability, and how sustainable fashion can be a career path to social change.
“If you think that fashion is a shallow thing and it has nothing to do you or the state of the world, think again. NOT thinking about the quality of your clothes could be problematic, as well as what you buy and where you buy. So let’s talk fashion & sustainability.”
Article: What About the Guys? A Look at Sustainable Men’s Fashion with Garik Himebaugh.
“Pressure from consumers and the industry will be a strong driving force in slowing down fast fashion. The reluctance these brands have shown to change their ways thus far makes it clear that they won’t do it on their own.”
Article: L.A. Factory Makes Major Sustainability Goal & Backs It Up With Tech.
“GOTS-certified factories that manufacture in the U.S. are quite rare, which is why I am especially excited to see manufacturers like UStrive taking a position of leadership and obtaining the certification,’ he said. ‘Not many clothing certifications cover the manufacturing process from raw materials all the way to the finished product like GOTS does.”
Article: The Top 5 Tools for Ethical Shopping This Fall.
We wrote this piece for our friends at Green Story. Green Story uses data to help sustainable brands quantify their environmental impact and better tell that story.
In the article we dive into 5 cures for greenwashing and a whole lot more!
“Fashion is about wearing clothes that express who we are. How our clothes are made matters a lot. Many brands dump toxic chemicals straight into rivers and have child and slave labour in their supply chains. Whether we’re aware of these issues or not, if we buy from these brands we’re sort of unconsciously supporting these practices.” – Excerpt from the article
The Corridor Business Journal featured Eco-Stylist in their cover article of August, 2019 titled Clothes With a Cause and published online September 2019!
Excerpt from the article:
“I really look at brands holistically and I want them to do both things – from a sustainability perspective, focus on the environment and, ethically, offer people fair wages and safe working conditions.”
Photos by Miranda Meyer.
Ethical Hour host, Sian Conway chats with Eco-Stylist founder, Garik Himebaugh to discuss Making Ethical Fashion Accessible to All. Highlights:
Host Molly Stillman, of Still Being Molly, chats with Eco-Stylist founder, Garik Himebaugh. Topics they discuss:
The Office of Sustainability and the Environment at the University of Iowa featured us in an article titled How two sustainable entrepreneurs are making Iowa City a better place. In it they discuss how two Iowa City entrepreneurs, Garik Himebaugh of Eco-Stylist, and Michael Simon of Clean River Solutions, came together and organized a river cleanup for Earth Day 2019. The event was sponsored by United by Blue.
We collaborated with fellow eco-stylist, Lauren Engelke, to write this spring fashion piece. The premise of the piece is: what would you wear to the cherry blossom festival in Tokyo? Check it out for ethical him and hers style inspiration. Lauren Engelke is a sustainable personal stylist and you can find her on the gram.
Eco-Stylist was featured in an article by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa. In it they interview our founder Garik about starting Eco-Stylist while being a student at the university. Then they dive into passions, lessons, and where Eco-Stylist is going next!
We’re on the Sutainable Living Podcast! In the episode titled Sustainable Fashion, Garik and Marianne explore the world of fashion. Did you know that the average American throws away 80 lbs. of clothing per year? That is right – not donates – throws away. This is just the tip of the iceberg of our discussion.