ROBORO - A New Standard for Global Fashion

A New Brand. A New Philosophy. A New Standard for the Fashion and Textiles Industries.

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Project Description

 

Our mission is to reduce textile waste.

Roboro is an upcycled design and services studio and we want to change the way we interact with our clothing.

 

 

 

The problem is that our clothing has become disposable.

In a fast fashion society of 'buy cheap, and buy often', we are often unknowingly contributing to the second most polluting industry on the planet. A planet, which is quite literally burning and melting beneath our feet. While the fashion industry is taking small steps to correct this, it’s still not enough. It should no longer be ‘FASHION’ vs ‘SUSTAINABLE FASHION’, it should be ‘FASHION. PERIOD.’ And about working to clean up the industry as a whole. 

 

 

ROBORO is for storytellers.

We are for those who want their clothing to be as unique as they are. 

Our clothing tells a story, making the wearer a storyteller.  

 Our garments are conversation starters; conversations about

your style and your priorities.

Sustainable fashion is one of the ONLY sectors in the fashion industry which is growing. Ever more informed consumers know that their purchases have a global impact, and are demanding that their clothing purchases make a POSITIVE impact. When consumers replace everyday purchases with sustainable options (not only because they are sustainable, but because they are genuinely better products) is when real, global change occurs. 

 

 

Buy clothes that you love and want to keep forever.

Rather than creating new products from virgin material, further flooding the consumer market, we only work with materials that already exist. By repairing, strengthening and beautifying textiles which had previously been discarded, we are changing the dialogue that damaged or dated clothing is ‘unwearable'.  Rather, we are turning them into collectors items, that get better the longer you wear them.

  • Our Atelier creates one of a kind garments, both ready-to-wear and custom designs. All our products are uniquely, upcycled designs made using textile waste.
  • Our Manufactory works with companies to upcycle their marketing material into better than new, custom branded products. Keeping huge amounts of textile waste from being thrown away after trade shows, events and concerts. 
  • Our Influence shares the the tools and information needed to apply to Roboro principles to your closet and everyday lifestyle. 

 

 

 

The most sustainable materials are the ones that already exist.

Inspired by that belief, all Roboro products adhere to our 6 Tenets; the foundation of our approach to the new global standard of fashion.

 

 

 

WANT TO BE INVOLVED?

The demand for our products has outgrown our production capabilities (It's the best problem we've ever had!). So now, we need to scale our current operation to increase production capacity and output, so we can divert even more textile waste away from landfills. To do this we need:

- More machines, tools and storage (fabric scraps take up SO much more room than you'd think)

- More team members (aka, DESIGNERS)

- E-commerce (retail is going the way of the dinosaurs and we need to evolve)

- Events and workshops, where we can share our 6 Tenets IRL! 

 

 

I’ve chosen to use IFundWomen because it is so important for female entrepreneurs to support one another. Unlike other crowd funding platforms, IFundWomen reinvests 20% of their cut, back into the campaigns on their platform. Putting their money where their mouth is, in a true show of #womensupportingwomen 

So…duh! 

 

 

Interested in seeing where we've been featured? 

VoyageLA

Quarry & Reseed

Neon

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette 

 

 

Thank you so much for your donations, shares and support!

 

Jillian Clark

Roboro Founder and Creative Director

 

 

 

We've included some amazing people in this video and want to give them all shout out! Each and every one of these people and organizations have either directly supported our company or inspired our mission with their incredible work. All their handles are listed below. Be sure to give them a like, a follow and let them know how appreciated they are! 

@megzany - boss babe street artist 

@emmawatson - sustainable fashion advocate 

@thepresstour - Emma Watson's sustainable fashion press tour for Beauty and the Beast 

@liviafirth - sustainable fashion advocate, founder and creative director of @ecoage

@truecostmovie - incredible documentary about the TRUE COST of our clothing. 

@drchristinadean - founder of @getredressed and @thercollection 

@leonardodicaprio - sustainability advocate 

@bostonballet - ballet photography courtesy of Boston Ballet 

@comunitymade - locally made sneakers that give back to the community 

@compostable.la - home compost pick-up in west los angeles 

@swapsociety - online clothing swap #swapbeforeyoushop 

@lucyandjoexploring - handcrafted goods supporting artisian and mountain gorillas in Uganda 

@native.styling - Los Angeles based sustainable personal stylist  

@ellerali - Upcycling never looked so fly! 

@orsoladecastro - Founder of @fash_rev 

@tarynhipwell - founder of @beyondthelabel

@audstant - sustainable fashion advocate 

@sustainabledaisy - sustainable fashion advocate 

 

If you want to learn more about the global impact of the fashion industry (and reference our sources for the statistics in the video) check out the articles below. 

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability/our-insights/style-thats-sustainable-a-new-fast-fashion-formula

http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/614901468768707543/pdf/922610WP0P11950DEL0FOR0GREEN0GROWTH.pdf

https://www.lenzing.com/sustainability/

https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling/textiles-material-specific-data

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmenvaud/2311/231102.htm

The Project FAQs

What is upcycling?

Also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value. 

 

What does Roboro mean? 

Roboro is a latin word, meaning 'to give physical or moral strength to. to reinforce, strengthen and make more effective. 

It is pronounced 'ROW-BU-ROW'. Think Southboro or Northboro...but instead, ROboro. 

 

Will I receive my thank you gift in time for the holidays? 

We know that holiday season is upon us and we would be THRILLED if you decided to give any of our thank you gifts as presents to your friends and loved ones. While we cannot guarantee all of our thank you gifts will arrive in time (it takes time to make things look this cool), we WILL be sure to send you a Roboro branded explanation of what gift is coming their way. This way you have something to wrap and contribute to your family gift swap or friendsgiving white elephant party.

 

Who is MeWe Clothing Brand?

We have been operating the past two years as MeWe Clothing Brand. We recently rebranded to Roboro (so much cooler, right!?). Start ups and small businesses are faced with countless challenges, and sometimes to overcome those challenges you need to change your name. So thats what we did! We are excited for the opportunities this rebrand offers us. We now have the ability to scale our current upcycling operation, to make a measurable difference in reducing textile waste! A problem this BIG, needs a BIG solution. Thats where Roboro comes in!

 

Are the MegZany tees unisex?

They certainly are! All the tee shirts are upcycled and therefore, the sizing differs. However, rest assured that we will reach out to you, to determine which size you would prefer! 

Please send us your questions and we will be sure to include them here throughout our campaign. 

 

Marion Figueiredo
11/15/2019
MegZany Upcycled Tee
$100
Gina and Byron
11/13/2019
MegZany Upcycled Tee
$100
11/13/2019
Monetary Contribution
$10
Anna Olinova
11/13/2019
Social Media Shoutout
$10
Monique Figueiredo
11/12/2019
Roboro x Recontained Thank You bag
$200
Arlette E White
11/12/2019
Social Media Shoutout
$10
Kate
11/12/2019
Signed, sealed, delivered Thank You note
$20
11/12/2019
Signed, sealed, delivered Thank You note
$20
Amy
11/12/2019
Roboro 6 Tenet Poster
$50
Tony Diefenbach
11/12/2019
MegZany Upcycled Tee
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

5 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Social Media Shoutout

Thank you so much! We’ll be sure to give you an extra special shoutout through our social media handles, so our whole audience knows how much of a rockstar you are! 

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Signed, sealed, delivered Thank You note

You’re the best! You’ll be receiving a handwritten thank you note, via snail mail!

(what a novelty)

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Roboro 6 Tenet Poster

Want to display Roboro’s 6 Tenets in your home, office, dorm room or surfer camper van? Lucky for you, we’re going to send you a poster of the foundation of our new brand, philosophy and standard!

Hang it up, show it off and spread the word! 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$75
Roboro 6 Tenet Upcycled Tote Bag

We all need more tote bags. Keep one in your car. Keep one at work. Keep one on yourself at all times. You’ll probably still forget to bring it with you to the grocery store.

(its ok, we all forget them).

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$175
Roboro x Recontained Thank You bag

Who doesn’t love a good gift bag!? Our thank you bag comes in our Upcycled Roboro tote, complete with our limited edition MegZany collaboration tee shirt AND environmentally friendly laundry detergent and organic dryer ball from Recontained.

Recontained is a female owned and operated, zero waste shop in Venice, CA.

Recontained's Lavendar Laundry detergent is:

  • Non-Toxic and Biodegradable
  • Made in Leaping Bunny Certified Facilities
  • Scented with Pure Essential Oils
  • Made in the USA

Add the organic wool dryer balls to your next load of laundry and say GOOD-BYE to dryer sheets! For an extra fresh kick, add a few drops of essential oil before tossing them in the dryer! 

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Roboro Sashiko Kit

Sashiko is a Japanese form of hand embroidery. It's elaborate patterns are meant to highlight repairs, rather than hide them. You'll find Sashiko inspiration in many of Roboro's one-of-a-kind designs.

This kit comes in our Upcycled Tote Bag and includes sashiko needles, sashiko thread, scissors, sashiko patterns, instructions and upcycled denim patches. Learn to Sashiko from home!

(everything is better when you don't have to wear pants). 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$400
Roboro Coffee Table Book

Aren’t coffee table books great? Interactive artwork that makes you look like way more of a reader than you actually are. You can impress your friends with your planet saving, aesthetic driven taste. Browse through our collection of images, tenets, sustainability tips and get the conversation going on what it means to Roboro!

This thank you gift ALSO comes with our Roboro Upcycled Tote. (score!)

 

Please allow (up to) 6 months for delivery. Making things look this cool takes time! 

We know the holidays are just around the corner. If you wish to give this as a gift , just let us know and we'll be sure to send you something in time. We'll make sure you aren't showing up to the holiday parties empty handed! 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
ALL THE GOODS

Thanks for being so extra! For you and your extra generous support, we are excited to send you ALL our thank you gifts! The poster, Roboro x Recontained Thank you bag, Sashiko Kit & Coffee Table Book. The whole kit and caboodle! 

 

Please allow up to 6 months for for the coffee table book. Making things look this cool takes time. 

We know the holidays are just around the corner. If you wish to give this as a gift , just let us know and we'll be sure to send you something in time. We'll make sure you aren't showing up to the holiday parties empty handed! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

5 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Social Media Shoutout

Thank you so much! We’ll be sure to give you an extra special shoutout through our social media handles, so our whole audience knows how much of a rockstar you are! 

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Signed, sealed, delivered Thank You note

You’re the best! You’ll be receiving a handwritten thank you note, via snail mail!

(what a novelty)

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Roboro 6 Tenet Poster

Want to display Roboro’s 6 Tenets in your home, office, dorm room or surfer camper van? Lucky for you, we’re going to send you a poster of the foundation of our new brand, philosophy and standard!

Hang it up, show it off and spread the word! 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$75
Roboro 6 Tenet Upcycled Tote Bag

We all need more tote bags. Keep one in your car. Keep one at work. Keep one on yourself at all times. You’ll probably still forget to bring it with you to the grocery store.

(its ok, we all forget them).

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$175
Roboro x Recontained Thank You bag

Who doesn’t love a good gift bag!? Our thank you bag comes in our Upcycled Roboro tote, complete with our limited edition MegZany collaboration tee shirt AND environmentally friendly laundry detergent and organic dryer ball from Recontained.

Recontained is a female owned and operated, zero waste shop in Venice, CA.

Recontained's Lavendar Laundry detergent is:

  • Non-Toxic and Biodegradable
  • Made in Leaping Bunny Certified Facilities
  • Scented with Pure Essential Oils
  • Made in the USA

Add the organic wool dryer balls to your next load of laundry and say GOOD-BYE to dryer sheets! For an extra fresh kick, add a few drops of essential oil before tossing them in the dryer! 

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Roboro Sashiko Kit

Sashiko is a Japanese form of hand embroidery. It's elaborate patterns are meant to highlight repairs, rather than hide them. You'll find Sashiko inspiration in many of Roboro's one-of-a-kind designs.

This kit comes in our Upcycled Tote Bag and includes sashiko needles, sashiko thread, scissors, sashiko patterns, instructions and upcycled denim patches. Learn to Sashiko from home!

(everything is better when you don't have to wear pants). 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$400
Roboro Coffee Table Book

Aren’t coffee table books great? Interactive artwork that makes you look like way more of a reader than you actually are. You can impress your friends with your planet saving, aesthetic driven taste. Browse through our collection of images, tenets, sustainability tips and get the conversation going on what it means to Roboro!

This thank you gift ALSO comes with our Roboro Upcycled Tote. (score!)

 

Please allow (up to) 6 months for delivery. Making things look this cool takes time! 

We know the holidays are just around the corner. If you wish to give this as a gift , just let us know and we'll be sure to send you something in time. We'll make sure you aren't showing up to the holiday parties empty handed! 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
ALL THE GOODS

Thanks for being so extra! For you and your extra generous support, we are excited to send you ALL our thank you gifts! The poster, Roboro x Recontained Thank you bag, Sashiko Kit & Coffee Table Book. The whole kit and caboodle! 

 

Please allow up to 6 months for for the coffee table book. Making things look this cool takes time. 

We know the holidays are just around the corner. If you wish to give this as a gift , just let us know and we'll be sure to send you something in time. We'll make sure you aren't showing up to the holiday parties empty handed! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward