We thought this brand refresh would serve as a great time to formally (re)introduce ourselves! Keep reading to find out the what, who, and why behind Ecodessa!
Our founder, Caeresa Richardson was interested in aligning her lifestyle with her values and expressing this in her wardrobe. She started evaluating brands and collecting a list of brands that aligned with her values and that she felt proud of supporting and elevating. In discussion with friends and family, this passion grew, and she recognized that other modern women were having similar challenges finding stylish and modern clothing from brands that aligned with their values.
In 2019, Caeresa began hosting pop up shopping experiences showcasing mini collections of modern clothing and accessories from sustainable fashion brands. In 2020, during the pandemic, Caeresa considered pausing and returning to her full time corporate career but, through returning customers she learned that there was a need for a retail company that was dedicated to offering modern collections of women’s clothing from sustainable fashion brands to other women interested in aligning their lifestyle, and consumer habits, with their values.
In August 2020, Caeresa opened the Ecodessa showroom where she lived in Syracuse, NY becoming the first sustainable fashion boutique in Central, NY.
Our name, Ecodessa, is reflective of our mission to empower women to support brands that align with their values. "Eco" comes from our passion for sustainability and "dessa" comes from our founder's Grandmother's name, Odessa. Ecodessa represents the environmentally conscious, fashionable, and uninhibited woman.
Our logo is a geometric symbol that represents the journey of our customer who is a woman seeking to align her life with her earth loving values. While we are all working collectively to make this world a better place, we honor our individuality through great fashion and style.
Ecodessa is a retail company dedicated to elevating ethically made, purpose driven, sustainable fashion brands. We empower women to support brands that align with their values.
At Ecodessa, We want every woman to feel beautiful, comfortable, and empowered to connect with their earth loving values. We do this by providing elevated shopping, education, and community building experiences.
At Ecodessa, our goal is to make it easy, accessible, and affordable for the modern everyday woman to shop consciously and support brands that share her values.
Whether you are transitioning your wardrobe, looking for style guidance, planning a look for an up and coming event, or searching for a gift for a special person...you can rest assured that we have a beautifully made, ethically produced, option for you!
Our state of the art showroom is located in Downtown Syracuse, NY and is open daily for in person or virtual shopping either by appointment or for walkin.
Walk in hours are:
Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 11am - 4pm
Sun: 10am - 2pm
Private shopping appointments are welcomed for individuals or groups. To reserve our showroom for a private shopping experience please contact us.
Founder & CEO - Caeresa Richardson
You can catch Caeresa managing all aspects of our business including the operations of our in person and online retail business and the selection of all of the beautiful items that we carry at Ecodessa.
Showroom Administrator - Arianna Masse
As the showroom administrator, Arianna can be found in our showroom on most days and works closely with Caeresa carrying out administrative duties for our business.
Sales Associates - Julia Boyer, Amelia Mullen
Our sales associates are essential members of our team and help each of you with styling and finding beautiful things during your visits to our showroom.
Thank you for being a part of our community at Ecodessa! We hope that this allows you to get to know us a little better as we continue to grow!