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We’re on a mission to solve the world’s waste problem.

Undoing centuries of industrialized processes and ways of thinking is no easy task. But we’re up for the challenge.

We help brands unlock the potential in their untapped products

Most brands overlook the value of returned and damaged goods. Debrand unlocks the potential in the products that come back—or never left the distribution center to begin with.

By establishing next-life logistics processes for products that brands no longer have use for, we help recapture value and give their goods a second—or third—lease on life.

Find the worth in waste

We got our start in our hometown of Vancouver, showing local companies a better solution for their excess branded gear than the landfill—or “brandfill,” as we called it. Then we kept thinking bigger—what if we could shift mindsets so every brand sees waste as an opportunity instead of a burden?

Our commitment to challenging conventional ways of thinking and asking big questions resonated with leading brands across North America. Today, we support over 50 household names, along with emerging brands, through our approach to next-life logistics.

Vetted and time-tested partnerships

With consumer expectations and regulations changing by the minute, we put you on the right track. We’ve done the heavy lifting, building trusted relationships with industry leaders in apparel and footwear resale, donation, repair, recycling and responsible disposal, and vetting them through years of trials, pilots and close partnership.

How we can help

Our Services

From consolidation to circulation—we’ll take care of every step to give your goods a new lease on life.

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Our Solutions

From repair and resale to responsible disposal, we’ll work with our established network of solutions partners to recommend the next-best life solution for your business.  

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Milestones

Solving the world’s waste problem won’t happen overnight, but we’ve made big strides over the last 15 years.

  • 2008

    Debrand is founded in Vancouver, BC.

  • 2010

    The Vancouver Olympics highlights a dramatic, increased need for reuse and recycling solutions.

  • 2011

    Debrand is voted one of BC Business’ Top Innovators.

  • 2013

    ReitenRight, Debrand’s sister company, launches a recycling solution that transforms yoga mats into equestrian footing.

  • 2019

    Debrand is a recipient of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund.

  • 2020

    Debrand expands its offering to include value-add services—like sorting and grading for reuse and advanced recycling trials.

  • 2021

    Debrand launches in the US and begins offering sorting and grading services at two US-based facilities. 

  • 2022

    Debrand receives strategic investment from WM to better position the business for expansive growth.

  • 2023

    Debrand relocates their HQ to a new 21,000 ft² facility in Surrey, BC.

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Our leadership team

  • Amelia Eleiter

    Amelia Eleiter

    CEO & Co-founder

  • Wes Baker

    Wes Baker

    Co-Founder & SVP of Strategic Initiatives

  • Todd Hounsell

    Todd Hounsell

    VP of Growth

  • Lina Londono

    Lina Londono

    VP of Sustainability & Solutions

Career opportunities

Our team is dedicated to safeguarding our planet around the clock, both from home and at the office. Sound like you? Explore our current job opportunities below. No opportunities listed? Get in touch here and we will keep you in mind for the next one.

Sustainability Intern – Hybrid / Full Time

Job Summary

Debrand is seeking a Sustainability Intern with an aptitude for brief writing, data reporting, and solving complex problems with limited oversight. You will work with our Sustainability & Solutions team to support Debrand’s business operations in accordance with long-term goals and the needs of our business partners.

Core Responsibilities

• Support in the writing of end of project briefs / reports with greenhouse gas emission avoided

• Present research and results of tasks to management and other interested parties

• Research industry best practices and LCA’s for impacts from textile manufacturing and different disposal methods / solutions that we offer

• Support the team with creating graphs and visual representations to be used in presentations and/or reports internally or externally

• Execute and maintain sustainability benchmarking exercise; gathering externally available data, creating MS PowerPoint and/or MS Excel based summaries, and present to leadership on findings

• Preparing necessary presentation materials for meetings

• Support customer-facing teams with customer presentations and engagement on sustainability

• Efficient time management with emails and project meetings, including using Outlook, Teams, Asana and attending weekly 1:1 meeting with supervisor

• Perform other relevant duties and administrative support as needed

• Support the development and maintenance of tools for measuring sustainability improvements versus company objectives and goals

• Create resources and content that raise the sustainability IQ of the organization

Skills & Qualifications

• Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Bachelor’s program in Business, Environmental Business, or a related field

• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential

• Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office

• Strong research, writing, and communication skills

• Detail-oriented and able to multitask effectively

• Demonstrates strong interest in environmental and social sustainability

• Familiarity with life cycle analysis and other sustainability metrics

• Team-player with a positive attitude, willingness to go above and beyond, and ability to thrive in a global environment

• Views challenging situations as opportunities

• Must be able to work in Canada

What We Offer

• Competitive Compensation – We are committed to supporting the financial security and well-being of our employees. The salary range for this particular role is $45K-$55K.

• Work-Life Balance – We promote a healthy work-life balance by offering flexible work arrangements, such as hybrid work options and flexible hours for select positions, to accommodate your personal needs and responsibilities.

• A fast-paced environment in a growing company that is at the forefront of solving the global textile waste problem. We have fun, work hard, and feel good about the purpose that we bring to work every day. You’ll get to work with a passionate and talented team who are dedicated to doing the right thing — even when it’s not easy. We stand strong as a voice for change in the fashion industry and our dedication to preserving our planet extends beyond office hours. We uphold the same passion and values in our personal lives — from the local businesses we support to the environmental causes that we proudly advocate for. We celebrate daily ripples of excellence because solving the world’s waste problem won’t happen overnight. We incite change through small, intentional steps that add to something big — and are dedicated to leaving a lasting legacy for the planet and generations to come.

At Debrand, we believe the workplace should be equitable, inclusive and empowering for every employee. We are an equal-opportunity employer and make employment decisions based on merit. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Interested in this opportunity? Please email your Cover letter and Resume to hr@debrand.ca for consideration.

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We respectfully acknowledge our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and that we serve the Peoples of the many Nations throughout British Columbia.

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