Wednesday, May 20, 2009

great green-ies: Born Again Purses

greening.... i find it exciting and hopeful that while there sure are lots of terrible things going on to pollute & harm our planet, there are so many wonderful folks doing fabulous things to help make the world a greener, healthier place! so, the rikrak studio is happy to feature great green-ies : snapshots of amazing, inspiring. eco-forward-thinking folks & groups from all sorts of fields and paths in the greening movement. some inspire by greening at home, or in their business; in their art or the larger world, or on many levels at once! i've asked each green-ie to suggest an easy eco-idea or tip we might all be able to add to our daily lives. today i'm honoured to present the next in this series!


i'm a real scrapper ... in the crafting sense of the word!
like so many of you, i love to use every last scrap of my crafting materials and turn them into wonderful new projects.

so you can imagine how i just love great green-ies that inspire us to do that, too!

enter Born Again Purses: a crafty duo making beautiful new purses & accessories from pre-loved sweaters & other garments! i just love seeing things transformed like this!

Allison Brideau and Melissa Mazgaj are the magic-working team, and they told me they just love finding clothing in thrift shops and recreating the garments into something new! be sure to visit their lovely shop and see for yourself!


and here's Born Again Purses eco tip: "We try to use every last piece (of each sweater) so we've included smaller things into our shop to reduce waste. If everyone could either buy used clothing to wear or do some things like upcycling to re-create their clothing, it would be a lot better on our environment. "

thanks so much, Born Again Purses!

happy upcycling & re-creating, nicies!
do you know a great greenie? please let me know!
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  1. Those are great purses. And I agree, shopping thrift stores or doing a fashion redo is the way to go with clothing! Let your creativity soar!!!!!

  2. LOVE them, what a fantastic way of recycling...

  3. fabulous. I like that green purse a lot.


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