What's Helpsy?

HELPSY was founded in 2012 the belief that design-forward, cutting-edge fashion can have a positive social impact—100% of the time. Sometimes it just takes a discerning eye and a little hunting.

THE HELPSY MISSION

If crunchy lifestyles and yoga pants come to mind when you think of ethical fashion, you're not alone. Founded in 2012, HELPSY's mission is to curate apparel, beauty products, home goods, and tech accessories that are as cool as they are eco-friendly and ethically produced.  

Our primary goal is to offer you fun things that you want to buy, proving thoughtful design can be cool and not at all boring.

BUT WAIT, WHAT IS ETHICAL FASHION, REALLY? READ MORE ABOUT OUR DEFINITION HERE! 

 

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Since 2012 Rachel Van Metre Kibbe  has been one of the leading activists in the field of ethical fashion.

She has a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons and a BA in Creative Writing and Spanish from Emory.

Based in NYC, she founded HELPSY,  after working for for several years in the fashion industry and being appalled at the waste, abuses, and general exploitation of resources. This lead her to found HELPSY, which remains the first and only online store for ethical fashion directed towards young, fashion forward, millennials.

Rachel held the first event in celebration of Fashion Revolution Day in the United sates.

She has been tapped to speak and advise on ethical fashion at universities and companies like Parsons, Columbia University, and for companies like K. Swiss Global and THINX. 

She lives with her calico cat Emilia Pucci in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.