The Beginning Story
It started with a yard sale and a new city.
Two close friends shared a love for community activism, fashion, and the pursuit of the rare vintage find. So when it came time to move into a cozy but intimate San Francisco apartment, it meant cleaning the closets and downsizing.
They wouldn’t know it then, but that simple yard sale of pre-owned clothes and used furniture evolved into a greater vision of doing good and looking good in the world.
The word retrofit is a technical term often used to describe the process of making buildings and products more energy efficient.
Strange things happen during recessions. For Julia and Jenny, the economic downturn inspired new possibilities for social entrepreneurship and innovative fashion.
When they are not working feverishly on Retrofit Republic, they can often be found at your local phở restaurant.