ReformedSchool

Ecofriendly and Socially Conscious Handmade Goods

Chicago, Illinois 3413 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (467)

ReformedSchool

Ecofriendly and Socially Conscious Handmade Goods

Chicago, Illinois | 3413 Sales

Peter Gaona

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Peter Gaona

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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About ReformedSchool

Sales 3,413
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

Local

Find ReformedSchool at the following upcoming markets!

  • North Pole Pop Up Marketplace
    InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
    505 N Michigan Ave
    CHICAGO, IL

    Nov 23–24

    InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel is taking care of all your holiday shopping needs with its first-ever, "North Pole Pop-Up Marketplace," taking place November 22nd – 24th from 11AM-5PM in our historic Renaissance Ballroom. Featuring goods and products made 100% by local Illinois makers, this free, indoor marketplace will offer two days of photo opportunities with Santa and makers from all over Illinois. The marketplace will open to hotel guests on November 22nd (for a super special sneak peek) and to the public on November 23rd and 24th.

  • Schomburg Holiday Marketplace
    NYPL - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    515 Malcolm X Blvd
    NEW YORK, NY

    Nov 29–30

    Holiday pop up shop

  • Brooklyn Navy Yard HOLIDAY MARKET 2019
    Brooklyn Navy Yard
    63 Flushing Ave
    BROOKLYN, NY

    Dec 7–8

    What better place to find your next Brooklyn-made gift? The Brooklyn Navy Yard! Featuring over two dozen Yard-based and local Brooklyn businesses, the BNY Holiday Market is the perfect place to find a gift for everyone on your list (including yourself)! From home goods and décor, to fashion accessories and unique artwork, support local small business manufacturers this holiday season. Thousands of products are designed, built, crafted and constructed each year at the Yard.... Take one home this December!

  • Vends+Vibes
    The Washington Park Arts Incubator
    301 East Garfield Boulevard
    CHICAGO, IL

    Dec 14–15

    Vends + Vibes will take place on December 14th & 15th, and is a two-day winter marketplace and celebration of unique handmade products made primarily by South Side artists and creative entrepreneurs. We’ve got over 30 vendors soundtracked by some of Chicago’s hottest DJs, marshmallow roasting, and more family-friendly holiday activities along historic Garfield Boulevard.

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