Brownie Brown

Hello, my name is Brownie Brown and I’m the Founder and Creative Director of High Fashion Thrift.  I’m a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and worked in strategic marketing for six years completing special projects with various companies including Mercedes-Benz . I fell in love with fashion around the age of eleven when I began creating and altering my own clothing.  In 2012 I launched my production and styling company, Ify by Bobi, where I organized shoots and shows in Virginia, DC, New York, and Florida.  My most recent projects have involved partnering with Goodwill Industries International and to redefine the way people think about thrift clothing.

Working with Ify by Bobi taught me a lot about the fashion industry and helped me perfect my crafts, but I began to feel like I needed to do more.  I became a vegan about 3 years ago and through this experience my eyes were opened to another world. Being respectful of our environment, amongst other things, is something that became very important to me.  After years of witnessing the growing fast fashion industry and increasing toxicity of garment waste creating world-wide environmental and health concerns, I decided that I had to do something about it. High Fashion Thrift was born. My main mission is to educate consumers and encourage shopping at thrift stores, consignment shops, and with designers that are environmentally friendly. I want to encourage people to be more aware of their “fashion footprint,” and bring more understanding about issues within the fashion industry.  This is a space for you to develop a healthier relationship with your clothing and take action towards making healthier retail choices to improve your quality of life.  Welcome.

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