Circle Goods was launched in December 2019 by Grace Kirby. Since then, the team has grown to include Bianca McNaughton and Claudia Gleason. We are a team of motivated women, passionate about the core values of Circle Goods: sustainability, community, and accessibility. When it comes to fashion, we believe in authenticity; each one of us represents our own unique style and perspective.
Hi! I'm Claudia and I am a 'Marketing Strategist' with Circle Goods. I'm a fourth year Communications, Media and Gender Studies student at Carleton University. I'm super passionate about sustainable fashion, intersectional feminism and all things media-related.
I joined Circle Goods in the Spring of 2020 because I was incredibly intrigued by Grace's vision and wanted to be a part of it in any way that I could! Fashion marketing is an industry that I would like to pursue after I'm through with formal education, so I'm very lucky to have already begun to dip my toes in so early on in my career. My personal style changes from day-to-day, but I often find myself reaching for 90s-style pieces and neutral colours to accompany my staple gold jewelry.
Hi! My name is Bianca and I’m the new communications and outreach coordinator for Circle Goods. I’m currently in my final year at Carleton University studying Communications and Media Studies with a double minor in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies.
I’m originally from Toronto and now live in Ottawa for my studies. I have a long history with social justice and am looking to expand that by learning more about ethical consumption, specifically in fashion. I also think it's incredibly important to empower the women in this industry, so I’m incredibly excited to be a part of a team with such strong and intelligent women.
“When it comes to fashion, authenticity has always been an important value of mine; I want my clothes to represent who I am while aligning with my values. As as a current student, I understand that this at times can be a challenge. I have at times felt forced into buying fast fashion simply because I had too little time to find ethical alternatives or the price point of ethical clothing was too high. I started Circle Goods because I don't believe anyone should have to sacrifice their values, sustainable fashion should be accessible for everyone.”
(Grace Kirby, Founder)