Parachute Brooklyn was founded in 2019 out of a love for fashion and sustainability. This buy-sell-trade children’s clothing store offers gently used contemporary and vintage clothing for ages 0-12 years. Parents have the opportunity to cash in on their children’s lightly worn, outgrown clothing or trade them for something else! A selection of new merchandise, such as accessories and gift items, is also available. As a service to their customers, Parachute Brooklyn facilitates a donation program. Items not purchased for resale can be left for donation and distributed to one of their charity partners.
“Our goal is to provide a space where children have the opportunity to discover their personal style and creative expression through clothing, expose them to sustainable practices and provide families with an affordable alternative to fast fashion. Through the resale cycle, we aim to extend the lifespan of clothing thus minimizing the impact on the environment”
Co-founders Carly Boonparn & Ambra Markos met through the friendship that kindled between their 3-year-old daughters at school. Their partnership spawned after discovering their common interests in sustainability and fashion. Boonparn has 15 years of experience as a manager at the local buy-sell-trade clothing chain, Beacon’s Closet. Markos holds a degree in Fashion Design from FIT and has worked as a production manager for brands such as Rag & Bone and Madewell.