Hi Pet Lovers,
We are Up Pet an upcycled, sustainable, and eco-friendly Canadian brand for pets and their humans. In our behind-the-scenes, we have Clavia Castilhos, a pet lover person, a designer who has also worked for around 10 years in the Fashion Industry, and a woman-immigrant.
The Up Pet was born out when she was studying her post-grad in Sustainable Fashion and Production at George Brown in 2019 and her first frustration was to know that a lot of quality and good condition fabrics in the world are going to the landfill, prejudicing the environment. Then, her second frustration was that we did not find a sustainable brand for pets very easily.
In college, she knew The Salvation Army Challenge - Textile Recycling and Post-Consumer Non-Resalable Textile Landfill Diversion. They are trying to find the best way to use their unsold fabrics. Thinking about it and many fabrics are going to the landfill and her passion for pets one idea pulled out:
“If everyone loves pets, why can’t we find a sustainable brand for our loved one that could reflect the owner’s conscious lifestyle?”
With this idea in her mind, she starts Up Pet which is taking reclaimed fabrics from deadstock into thrift stores and transforming them into very useful goods for our furry friends. Because furry friends, just like us, deserve the best!
Our mission is simple, but not easy: creating things that make pets, the planet, and their humans sustainable happy.
Up Pet aims to work as an integral part of the Circular Economy creating products that follow our mission and employing women in the fair trade improving the local economy.
Making the world better is a matter of choice!
Be Up Pet!