OUR STORY

Our story began in 2016 when Links for Greener Learning, a nonprofit organization in Niagara, sought to create a space for newcomer women to connect with each other and the Niagara community while utilizing their skills to create beautiful and eco-friendly, one-of-a-kind bags and accessories. It was then that Eco-Chic 3R’s Boutique came to life.

Since our start a few years ago, our family of designers has grown and we now provide a platform for all artisans of the community to develop their skills, connect with each other and showcase their designs. When you buy a handcrafted product from us, you are getting much more than a bag or accessory. You are getting a story – the story of what it once was and the maker who reimaged it with their personal touch.

We are dedicated to raising awareness around sustainable fashion and reducing waste through recycling and upcycling pre-loved materials, reducing the amount of textile waste to the Niagara region while creating both a positive social and environmental impact to our community.

By purchasing an eco-chic product you are helping our planet while contributing towards creating empowering opportunities for local artisans.

Eco-Chic Boutique

Eco-chic 3R's Staff

« We’re a vibrant community of diverse cultures and talented individuals, ranging from seasoned artisans to newcomers, who share a passion for crafting unique, eco-conscious products. Our artistry thrives on innovation, fashion-forward designs, and a commitment to sustainability. We take pride in transforming unsold garments from various brands into new, stylish creations, reducing waste and giving donated fabrics a vibrant new life. »

YANETH LONDONO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sarah Kawalawi

SARAH KABALAWI
Customer Support

Diana Rua

DIANA RUA
DESIGNER

Mania

Mania atiya
Customer Support

Martha Orozco

MARTHA OROZCO
DESIGNER

Javier Velez Lopez

Javier Velez
MARKETING COORDINATOR

Emily Rozo

EMY ROZO
Customer Support

OUR FUNDERS

Niagara Prosperity Initiative, Niagara Region
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ontario Community Foundation