2018 - Retail & Consumer Products

Retail & Consumer Products

Julia Grieve

Founder & CEO, preloved inc

Julia was an early adopter – albeit inadvertently – of the circular economy model. She inherently understood there was a business to be created from repurposing vintage sweaters others saw as a clothes box donations, and partnering them with bolt ends and fabric scraps to craft one-of-a-kind, sought-after designs that makes every-day folks and celebrities alike look better than good! Since launching her business, Julia has upcycled an estimated one million sweaters and countless other clothing articles otherwise destined for landfill. All her manufacturing is done locally in Scarborough, employing Canadian workers, paid a Canadian wage.