About Us

Our customers care

JUNK GOLD™ is a sustainable clothing and accessories brand that transforms “junk” into gold. We create one-of-a-kind pieces out of vintage button-downs and scrap fabric that would otherwise go to landfills.

Founded in 2020, JUNK GOLD™ is dedicated to changing the landscape of the fashion and textile industry by putting brand values first and promoting "conscious consumerism". JUNK GOLD™ is focused on building an honest relationship with our customers through our commitment to sustainable, ethical, and transparent production. Each JUNK GOLD™ piece has a story, and we are excited to make our customers a part of It.

Our Story

It all started with a button-down...

      In an effort to be more sustainable while pursuing her fashion design degree, founder Maddy Clements often used thrifted clothing as fabric for her designs. Second-hand button-down shirts became not only her primary source of fabric but also an integral part of her identity as a designer.

    JUNK GOLD™ was created to counteract the detrimental effects of fast fashion. In a single year in the U.S., an estimated 11.3 million tons of textile waste - equivalent to 85% of all textiles - ends up in a landfill. Rather than adding to the problem, JUNK GOLD™ creatively redesigns used clothing into something new and inspired.

    Our one-of-a-kind pieces are made from entirely upcycled materials - mainly vintage button-downs and scrap fabric that would otherwise be sent to a landfill. Our unique bags and accessories are inspired by classic elements of the button-down - such as collars, cuffs, and plackets.

    We want to rebuild the relationship between customer and product by showing the story behind each JUNK GOLD™ piece. Our customers don't have to choose between what's good for the planet and what inspires them. By shopping our thoughtfully designed products, you can reduce your environmental footprint and feel good about your impact on the world.