The Team

Garik Himebaugh
MBA, Marketing - Spring 2018
Brandon Sims
BS Computer Science – Fall 2019
Julia Reichart
BA Public Health – Spring 2021
Gabrielle Aranza
Business and Theatre Arts – Spring 2022

About the business

Eco-Stylist is an online marketplace for eco-conscious and ethically made men’s clothing. Founded to answer one simple question: “can sustainable be dapper?” — Eco-Stylist connects you to clothes that look as good as the values they represent. From organic cotton oxfords to zero waste hats and sunglasses made from recycled plastic bottles, all of the brands at Eco-Stylist are eco-friendly, socially responsible, and ethically sourced. Proud member of 1% For The Planet. 

About the founder

Garik started building this idea in 2017 after winning first place at Startup Weekend Iowa City sponsored by Techstars. The idea later pivoted to focus on ethically made clothing and became a business in the summer of 2018 at the Hawkeye Startup Accelerator. Garik enjoys tinkering, a warm cup of coffee, edgy patterns, and brainstorming the perfect outfit. He holds a degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and an MBA from the University of Iowa.