About The Founder

Upcycled Consulting was started by Jessica Richardson. With 15 years of both corporate & field retail experience, Jessica has managed hundred-million dollar product lines for Smith & Hawken, BCBG Max Azria, and most recently Pottery Barn of Williams-Sonoma Inc., one of the largest e-commerce retailers in the U.S., and one of the biggest multi-channel specialty retailers in the world.

Throughout her tenure in retail merchandising, she was always passionately involved in brand’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), from doubling the FSC-Wood assortment to removing single-use plastics from the corporate office.

While on a product development trip to Indonesia in 2016, she fell in love with the Bali island & community. At the same time, she was heartbroken to see how marine & land pollution had affected the island.

In 2018, she made the decision to leave her respectable role in San Francisco to take a chance on the unknown, move to Bali, and start Upcycled Consulting to help businesses & consumers become more environmentally-sustainable… and to leave the world a slightly better place.

 
Bali, Indonesia