Recycling is their business

by Abigail Percy on 21/04/2006

in Art+Design

What do you call window shopping on the web?
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Well, whatever it is, that’s what I’ve been doing lately in search of businesses offering new clothing, made from old clothing. I’m sure no one will be surprised to hear that there is some very awesome clothing-to-clothing crafting going on out there.

Let’s start with Amour Sans Anguish, shall we? Those three photos at the top are from their site. Aren’t these pieces gorgeous? Unfortunately for anyone oohing and aaahing over these pictures, I went ahead and picked images of things already sold; but oh, there is plenty more good stuff where those came from.

Here’s what Amour Sans Anguish‘s website has to say about itself:

We believe in the possibility of making and selling clothing and accessories without sweatshops, using recycled materials,and with specific attention to detail and originality.

Next, I fell in love with this awesome apron from Textile Fetish:

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Which has beautiful colour combinations, don’t you think?

Here is how Textile Fetish describes itself:

Textile Fetish sells one-of-a-kind, handmade items, made mostly from reclaimed and recycled materials. We are a home-based, indie business that values family and a decent quality of life. At least fifty percent of what we produce is from recycled and reclaimed fabrics.

And finally for today, beautiful asymmetry in this top from Snowflake66:

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whose link was passed on to me from whipup’s own Kathreen (thanks Kathreen!). Snowflake66 is a partner in craft at cut+paste, which is another highly recommended site for web-window shopping, and of course for real old fashioned purchasing shopping too.

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