. . .a sustainable design company on a mission to make upcycling scalable. We partner with industrial giants to identify, divert, and upcycle waste materials in their supply chain that are worthy of a second life. Our business is built on value regeneration through thoughtful design and storytelling backed by robust science data that validates the positive environmental impact of our work.
Over 11 million tons of textiles are landfilled globally. Rewilder wants to shift the conversation about trash from “where does this go?” to “what can this become?”
We are experts in forging closed-loop processes through creative reuse and cross-industry applications. Identifying materials with upcycling potential requires knowledge in zero waste methodologies and measurement, and our team has a lifelong passion and commitment to repurposing unwanted materials!
Jenny is an architect turned sustainable design entrepreneur with a passion for dumpster diving. Prior to founding Rewilder, she developed new materials and fabrication processes for complex architectural projects. As an expert in waste reduction, she brings her knowledge and experience to solving the world’s trash problem through a design lens. She is an avid surfer, sailor, and backpacker.
Stephanie is a resourceful problem-solver with a passion for zero waste design thinking that stems from her cultural upbringing as a first generation Chinese-American. With experience advising the world’s biggest brands, she applies her background in science, research, marketing, and storytelling to discover – and convince people of – the beauty in trash at Rewilder.
OUR REWILDER NAME
The name Rewilder comes from the wolves of Yellowstone National Park. They grey wolf was reintroduced to the Yellowstone ecosystem in 1995, after being hunted and killed off in the 1930's, sixty years earlier. The presence of these wolves triggered a cascade effect among the plants and animals - rebounding beavers, healthy willow trees, a new and healthy direction for the river and riparian ecosystem, many more songbirds and fish, and effects still to be discovered. Rewilding is returning areas of land to a wild state, re-introducing things back to their natural habitat. We see our job as modern Rewilders - returning trash into the system and creating loops instead of lines, all in an effort to heal our ecosystem. The effects will be felt for years to come.
"IN WILDNESS IS THE PRESERVATION OF THE WORLD." HENRY DAVID THOREAU