ReformedSchool

Ecofriendly and Socially Conscious Handmade Goods

Chicago, Illinois On Etsy since 2013

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

ReformedSchool

Ecofriendly and Socially Conscious Handmade Goods

Chicago, Illinois | 5,610 Sales

Announcement    ReformedSchool is combining art, fashion, and eco friendly materials together to create unique items you can wear and adorn your home.

Our pre-tied bow ties and lapel pins are made from combinations of recycled/found fabrics and new materials. Our bow ties come on adjustable neck bands for adults and children. We can accommodate larger/smaller neck sizes or other customizations, just send me a message!

Our ties are all pre-tied due to textile combinations that cannot be accomplished with self ties. So you get style without the effort of learning to tie a bow tie!

ReformedSchool's artwork is all made using felt made of 100% recycled plastic bottles and repurposed materials. Most of the apparel is also made of a blend of recycled materials when possible.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 18, 2016

ReformedSchool is combining art, fashion, and eco friendly materials together to create unique items you can wear and adorn your home.

Our pre-tied bow ties and lapel pins are made from combinations of recycled/found fabrics and new materials. Our bow ties come on adjustable neck bands for adults and children. We can accommodate larger/smaller neck sizes or other customizations, just send me a message!

Our ties are all pre-tied due to textile combinations that cannot be accomplished with self ties. So you get style without the effort of learning to tie a bow tie!

ReformedSchool's artwork is all made using felt made of 100% recycled plastic bottles and repurposed materials. Most of the apparel is also made of a blend of recycled materials when possible.

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Peter Gaona

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Peter Gaona

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About ReformedSchool

Sales 5,610
On Etsy since 2013

ReformedSchool is combining art, fashion, and eco friendly materials in all of its offerings.

Peter's up-cycled products began in an Entrepreneurship class at Columbia College Chicago. He began making grocery totes out of t-shirts he no longer wore, but held sentimental value. ReformedSchool grew out of that project and a style conundrum. Peter wanted a bow tie made from denim and could not find one at any local retailers. He played with a number of options and decided to cut up a pair of old jeans which I no longer fit to fashion the tie. Whenever he wore the denim tie, people asked where they could get one. Now he looks for interesting prints and fabrics (both new & used), such as leather pants, scarves, shirts, skirts, and other non-traditional materials to use for his bow ties. Using recycled/repurposed materials limits the number of ties making them very unique and limited.

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Shop members

  • Peter Gaona

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Production partners

  • A print shop.

    Buffalo Grove, IL

    Screen prints my artwork.

  • Pin manufacturer

    Kunshan, China

    Manufacturers my designs into enamel pins

  • Manufacturing

    Orlando, FL

    Enamel Pin Manufacturer

  • Print shop

    Amsterdam, NY

    Creates stickers from my illustrations

  • Manufacturer

    Long Beach, CA

    Produces metal pins

  • Printer

    Canada

    Prints my designs

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