By Karen Riley on February 21, 2012
A few days I go I was lucky enough to have breakfast at Leslie Kelly Shockley’s desert dwelling and master garden. Shockley is the inspired creator and upcycling designer of Tea With Iris. She creates children’s and women’s clothing along with an assortment of homegoods – from pot holders and bibs to bags and picnic blankets.
By Becky Striepe on February 25, 2011
Project Restyle is all about using your crafty skills to give used and thrifted items a brand new life in your closet. The rules are simple, and their awesome Flickr group is full of upcycling inspiration!
By Timothy Hurst on January 3, 2011
If you’re one of those people that starts thinking about shopping for the following Christmas on December 26th, or you are looking for a unique birthday or Father’s Day present, this quilt made with neckties may be exactly what you are looking for.
By Becky Striepe on July 14, 2010
While one clothing swap service narrows its focus, there are some other great borrowing websites out there to pick up the slack.
Have you run across any of these borrowing and trading websites? We’d love to hear about others that are out there!
Category: Clothes+Accessories, Living, Recycling Services, Shopping+Services | Tags: borrow, children, children's clothes, clothing, clothing swap, hand me downs, kid, kids, reuse, Swap, swapping, thredUP, trade
By Becky Striepe on June 23, 2010
In a world of fast fashion styles change with the season, and it’s pretty tempting to hit up Forever 21 or H&M for cheap, made in China versions of the latest trends. The problem there is that keeping up with what’s in style often means supporting sweat shop labor only to purchase cheap garments that [...]