Gear Collective, launched in 2010 by Jarah Emerson, is a wholesale agency representing brands in the fashion, gift, and lifestyle markets. With primary focus on sales, we also offer services including brand management, operations, warehousing and fulfillment. Consulting services and full time brand representation available.
Our focus is on sustainable, eco-friendly, future conscious products that are 100% Vegan.
Female Founded, Family Owned and Operated.
Notabag combines a fashionable aesthetic, practical and eco-conscious design with high quality, long-lasting materials. 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 any extra weight. The patented Original Notabag transitions from tote to backpack with a simple pull of the straps and won the German Design Award in 2016. The brand won again in 2023 with the new Notabag Crossbody, a patented design bag that you can carry over shoulder, across your body or in your hand. You simply pop the buttons to unfold the Notabag Crossbody to laptop size for additional space. The brand offers high quality, durable, recycled fabrics and are members of 1% for the Planet. The brand also received the Good Design Award in 2019.
The brand collaborates with small factories with good working conditions. Notabag is available for custom designs for all size projects and have worked with a wide range of clients such as Guggenheim Museum, Audi, Red Bull and more.
Urban Originals are lovers of animals and Earth. Cruelty-free is at the core saying no to any suffering, ever-leaning towards sourcing more recycled materials and seeing the world through planet-colored glasses.
Urban Originals is designed in Sydney and manufactured in China with long-standing partners. The brand regularly inspect factories personally and only work with those that are ethically operated. The brand is SEDEX approved and PETA approved.
The brand is always working toward improving standards and reducing waste currently moving towards new lining which is recycled post-consumer GRS certified. The nylon on bags is 100% recycled GRS certified.
Urban Originals swing tickets are made from paper sourced from responsibly managed forests. This paper is biodegradable, uncoated and uses eco friendly inks. The polybags used are made with recycled material.
With all of this, Urban Originals did not sacrifice style or function and proves that we can have what we want and feel great about it too! With several segments, this brand has something for everyone or for every mood of one!
“Unbelts makes belts that even the biggest belt hating skeptic loves because I am that person.” - Jarah, Founder of Gear Collective
How? By using extra tough 100% recycled materials with a non-slip silicone grip and options on hardware made of hypoallergenic zinc allowing you to keep your belt on and remain beep-free when passing thru security. The belts are also washable and you can even leave the belt in the loops while washing!
Unbelts are really comfortable stretchy belts that fit your body exactly as it is today and exactly as it may be in a few months or years. Say goodbye to muffin top and having to add a new hole to your belt. No need with Unbelts! The brand covers everyone with adult and kids sizing and scraps are used to make fun accessories! One style even has a secret inner pocket. The woman-owned small business in Canada is a Certified B Corp, member of 1% for the Planet and provide sustainability reports yearly that are always available to view on the brand website.
Sister to Jeramy, Daughter to Belinda
Mom to Snoopaloop, a tiny rescue dog
Lover of spreadsheets and challenges
Vegan - not the judgmental kind :)
When not working, Jarah can be found doing all things animal rescue. From being a volunteer trainer, behaviorist and foster to Waggytail Rescue and the NYC ACC to working with Positive Tails to bring free vet care to the homeless and low income communities in NYC.
Loves feeding animals in Central Park.
Brother to Jarah, Son to Belinda
Husband, father of 2 sons and 2 dogs
Lover of merchandising and in-person store meetings
When not working, Jeramy can be found on a soccer field coaching all ages and often playing too hard for his age and being reminded how long it takes to heal as we get older.
Sister accomplished coaxing to be vegetarian but will only get that credit here.
Loves family time.
Mother to Jarah & Jeramy
Wife, Friend, Nicknamed The McGuiveress for her endless skills
Lover of travel and trade shows
When not working, Belinda can be found multi-tasking and on the move sailing all over the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico while somehow still having wifi access for work to designing and sewing her collection of clothing, Belinda One of A Kind.
Lover of salt water, swimming and sailing.