Reformation is founded by Yael Aflalo, who starts by retailoring vintage clothing in the back of our first store on La Brea in Los Angeles. We quickly expand into making our own, new stuff with a mission of bringing sustainable fashion to everyone. WMagazine (4.28.17)
Our website launches, bringing our clothes worldwide.
We open America’s first sustainable factory in downtown Los Angeles. Check out our factory.
We introduce RefScale to track our environmental footprint. It calculates how the impact of producing Ref stuff compares with most clothes bought in the United States. ELLE (4.22.15)
Our resale program, Ref Recycling, opens the door for customers to get in on circularity. PS: You can still recycle your old stuff with us.
We make our progress public with our first ever Sustainability Report. Check out our most recent updates here.
Our debut Bridal line drops, making weddings a little more sustainable and a lot cuter. Repeller (4.20.17)
We make Ref Jeans, our water-saving denim. With the help of the BEF, we also restore 40 million gallons of freshwater to critically dewatered rivers and wetlands throughout the US. Forbes (10.12.17)
We create technology that puts all the best parts of online shopping in a store. Customizable lighting, whatever music you want, and magical dressing rooms that bring you any clothes you want just by touching a screen. Basically the Clueless closet come to life. The Cut (12.1.17)
We make shoes that use earth-friendly stuff like chrome-free leather and jute, and save an average of 52% CO2 emissions, 70% water, and 65% waste compared to average shoes. ELLE (5.9.19)
We go abroad, opening stores in Toronto and London. Vogue (09.13.19)
We team up with Permira to grow our business. NYTimes (7.10.19)
New Balance helps us make the sustainable dad shoes of your dreams. Refinery29 (10.3.19)
Our twentieth store opens in Austin, Texas.
We partner with the city of LA to make masks for essential workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and donate over 300,000 masks to hospitals, shelters, and nonprofits. We’re still going. ELLE (3.37.20)
We get even more serious about reducing our carbon footprint and commit to reaching climate positivity by 2025. This means investing in solutions that remove more greenhouse gasses than we emit, driving climate action throughout our supply chain, and making our roadmap public so others can follow suit. Inc (12.8.20)
We launch our whatever-you-consider-active-wear line, Ref Active. Bustle (3.2.21)
FibreTrace helps us make fully traceable denim from the world’s first climate positive cotton farm in Australia.
Our stuff has been 100% carbon-neutral since 2015, but we work with the non-profit organization Climate Neutral to get our official certification.