Gear Collective is a multi-faceted agency that launches brands into the fashion, gift, and lifestyle markets. Our primary focus is sales but we also offer services including brand management, operations, warehousing and fulfillment. Consulting services available as well as full time brand representation.
Our focus is on sustainable, eco-friendly, future conscious products!
UMBY is leading the movement to bring awareness and action to the cause of protection. Together we are providing insurance to families in need and creating a much needed safety net. By choosing UMBY, you can offer a ray of hope, comfort and protection to a family as they weather life’s inevitable storms.
The journey begins with plastic bottles and ends with umbrellas that provide insurance to families. The story of each product is unique, but it always begins with you and ends with a family in need.
Not only is the story heartwarming, but the product quality is amazing! Our signature umbrella, Be Sunshine, is beautifully crafted to be innovative in purpose and function. With a waterproof case, lined with micro-fiber enhanced towel, UMBY can be stored in your bag wet or dry.
Bring sunshine to all your rainy days and support a family with one year of insurance with each umbrella!
Parafina is devoted to designing eyewear that blends eco-friendly materials with seamless functionality. This Certified B Corp uses unique materials from bamboo, recycled plastic bottles, organic eco acetate, tin, cork and recycled tires from the largest landfill in Kuwait. Adult Sun are all polarized. Not only is the end product impressive, but the brand efforts for social initiatives are equally notable. For a scholarship fund for children in Paraguay, the brand donates 5% of sales. Like each student, when you open your Parafina case, the glasses come along with a pencil case constructed of 100% recycled HDPE. Along with the packaging, included is an eco pencil made with recycled compressed paper; this pencil reinforces the message in support of education and sustainability. When done with the pencil, you can plant it and grow different types of plants to grow your own Parafina garden. Adult Sun / Reading / Screen Glasses and Kids Sun and Screen Glasses
Notabag makes smart, simple, functional bags that allow the user to move seamlessly through the day without needing to use single-use plastic or lug around a heavy duffle bag the usual (old) way. Our Original Notabag transitions from tote to backpack with the pull of the straps, with no hardware or extra weight. Our new Duffle Notabag starts off lightweight and minimal but has a unique design allowing the user to carry in hand, use as a cross body, or as a backpack all very simply. The features are also very smart from the removable pouch to the side vented pocket that can be used for shoes, damp workout clothes, bike helmets, etc. The bag design allows for the simple carry outside of the bag for a yoga mat or umbrella.
Notabag combines a fashionable aesthetic, practical and eco-conscious design with high quality, long-lasting materials. The brand collaborates with small factories with good working conditions.
Around 150 million tons of plastic are currently floating in our oceans. Every year another six million tons are added. This is one of the grave problems humanity faces. We want to be part of the solution. In 2016, UCON Acrobatics designed our first backpack, utilizing primarily recycled plastics and re-used materials. About 20 plastic bottles make one new backpack. Clean up the oceans, one backpack at a time. Vegan. Neither animals nor humans suffer for our products. UCON is a certified B Corporation. The brand supports school children of Berlin with products and we cooperates on the ‘Clean Drinking Water’ project for schools and households in Uganda.
Little Dude So Rude is a brand for pets and pet lovers who also love the environment. After looking for solutions and finding nothing she liked, Little Dude's mom, Jarah, decided to make her own elevated dog bowls. Tired of the ugly plastic and wire metal bowls, she wanted to find the most eco-conscious handmade solution. Taking existing metal, glass, or ceramic to repurpose in combination with air dry kiln free clay with only vegan and non-toxic paint and varnish, our pet bowls are made. The same air dry clay is made for necklaces and other tiny animal projects.
The brand is devoted to helping animal rescues and this year, 3% of sales will go to Waggytail Rescue in NYC where Jarah adopted her most recent rescue dog.
The theme of Little Dude So Rude is to stop being rude. After 17 years, he stopped, so you should too! If you can teach an old dog new tricks, we think you can teach humans to be more eco-friendly and just generally less rude. Here's to hoping!