We’re Arielle & Aviva, sisters and co-founders of ReVased!
Our company launched in 2019, but the concept was planted when Aviva got married in September 2017. As the younger sister, some would say that Arielle likes to copy Aviva, getting married a short nine months later. We had the same experience after our weddings: our beautiful, expensive, and fresh floral arrangements were tossed out within hours after our celebrations ended. So, we began "upcycling" flowers from events - selling a portion and donating a portion.
When the pandemic hit, events were cancelled overnight. This cut off our entire source of supply. After our initial panic at having to halt operations for our brand-new business, we took a closer look into the floral supply chain and identified how we could reduce waste in other ways: through sustainable sourcing and farm-direct shipping.
Now, we get to support sustainable farms, reduce carbon emissions in an otherwise long shipping process, reduce the total number of stems being cut, and send you extremely fresh blooms! Further, we offset the emissions that do come from each shipment to make our shipping carbon neutral.
Thanks to our amazing community, we have grown our mission and now deliver flowers across the nation!
In addition to shipping flowers farm-direct, we are still deeply committed to regularly donating to non-profits. We donate flowers to non-profits such as women's shelters, nursing homes, and hospitals each month!
We also still upcycle! When we collaborate with generous event-hosts to upcycle their flowers, we donate 100% of their supply to non-profits. We have also created the ReVased Non-Proft Floral Donation Directory, to connect event hosts
throughout the nation with local non-profits, so they have an amazing space to send upcycled flowers.
We were thrilled to be the runner-up in Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network 2021 Dream Tech Contest, as well as accepted into two prestigious accelerators, Shift Ventures’ Conscious Venture Labs Fifth Cohort and the Emerging Technology Center’s (ETC) AccelerateBaltimore 2019 Cohort.
Arielle agrees with Aviva (surprise!) that you should try out ReVased. Feel good one stem at a time. We look forward to ReVasing with you!
Arielle & Aviva | Co-Founders