Who are we?

Altkey is a platform where activists and designers come together to spread awareness on upcycling, reducing consumption, and reusing pre-owned items. We strive to create an international organization that reaches many universities across the globe culminating in various sustainability fashion shows, conferences, and summits to educate others about how to be sustainable in the world of fashion and still be profitable. We will become the movement that changes the fashion industry forever,  but first young talents.


Why did we make altKEY?

It all began with a group of people who dreamt of starting something completely new. We had a great vision, a passion for change and all the right skills. Together, we established altKEY, a company dedicated to finding sustainable and affordable solutions and providing great connections to young talents and the fashion industry. To learn more about us, browse through our site or contact us directly.


Katie Zhang


Hello! My name is Katie Zhang. We started altKEY because we wanted sustainable fashion to be accessible for everyone, and we hope to make this a reality.


Emily Kim

Corporate Director

I'm Emily. What started as a small hobby became a passion and a connection to altKEY, hoping it will expand sustainable fashion and ethical consumerism to different chapters across the states.


Yifei Gao

Production Director

Hi I’m Yifei. We started in a poke bowl place, just some college kids who loved fashion, but wanted to make a change in this world. Now, we're ready to use creation to drive change, ethically, sustainably, and fashionably.


Tenzin Gonshar

Marketing Director

My name is Tenzin. I have always been passionate about fashion business, nonprofit, and industrial organization. My ultimate dream is to live in NYC with my own fashion company.


Carissa Wu

Designs Director

Hey! I am Carissa. I have a longstanding love for design, mainly specializing in graphics and web, and I believe that a key place to grow the sustainable fashion movement is in thriving college communities.