With backgrounds in sustainability and technology, Archive founders Emily Gittins and Ryan Rowe launched the company with the belief that technology had an important role to play in helping to reduce fashion’s environmental footprint. Archive’s technology enables brands to take control of their secondhand markets, build circularity into their business models, and reduce the need to constantly produce new products to achieve growth.
Emily began her career in strategy consulting working with consumer and technology clients at BCG London. She went on to work at Google X on a stealth fashion concept. Her work at Google made her keenly aware of the environmental impact of the fashion industry, and she focused her graduate studies at Stanford University on how the circular economy could reduce fashion’s environmental impact. It was out of this program that the idea for Archive was born.
A three-time founder, Ryan has over a decade of experience designing and developing innovative technology. Ryan began his career as a product designer, where he became obsessed with creating the best user experiences. After his first company was acquired by Palantir, he launched several new product initiatives for the renowned technology company. Since founding Archive, he is committed to building the best technology and UX experiences for fashion resale.
We work hand-in-hand with brands towards a more sustainable future. We are looking to grow our team with colleagues who are passionate about our mission.