All my creations are made from 100% recycled materials. Making and wearing upcycled clothing feels good because it helps keep clothing out of the landfills. The fashion industry is one of the worst polluter on earth! Here is a brief video that explains everything.
Fast fashion is cheap and made by people who are not paid a living wage in terrible conditions.
So as a consumer of clothing you may want to rethink your clothing, and ask your self who in making your clothing? So I have dedicated myself to making sustainable clothing.
I have been published in the Fall issue of Altered Couture magazine, and will be in Green craft magazine this summer with my T-shirt designs. I am so pleased to have one of my argyle dresses accepted into this beautiful publication. If you appreciate upcycled clothing you should really pick up a copy or get a subscription! So many great ideas…which are endless!
In recent years I have begun to sell my fiber arts at larger arts and craft show and I truly love meeting people who appreciate hand crafted items.
I love to recycle because #1 it’s good for Mother Earth and #2 it spurs my creativity! ! What is created is a one of a kind items that nobody else has. So dare to be different!
Most garments and materials are purchased at local charitable organizations, which help provide services to people and animals in the community. I get great stuff to work with while helping local organizations that help others. Sometimes random people just mail me clothing and love to see what I will make with them. I appreciate people thinking of me and it touches my heart.
Caring for your sweater. These garments are pieced and sewn securely,I have pre-washed and dried so it’s okay to wash it too! Just be gentle with it: Cold wash – hand or delicate setting, air fluff or cooler dry please! Just keep an eye on it! I will give other instructions if the piece is made with wool or when needle felted. These will need to be dry cleaned because of the art.
I would love to make something for you. Send me your idea and I will do my best! One Item I would love to make for you is a memory sweater . If you have lost a loved one and have their sweaters and or other clothing I can turn them into your own personal sweater just for you to remember them by. I think it’s a sweet idea and if you want to feel close to a loved one who has passed why not repurpose some sweaters. You would just need to send me at least 6 sweater, maybe a couple more if they are small, and I will make something to fit you. You order what you want, hood, pockets, scarf, handwarmers! Just let me know!
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out Colleen’s Creative Outlet
May Peace, Love & the Creativity energy be with you!