Wouldn’t it be amazing if we all started buying and/or creating our own unique clothing from up-cycled clothing and re-purposed scraps of fabric?
How cool would it be if we each had our own individual style and we didn’t give a flying fajita about “fashion”?
Just think how fabulous it would be if we all just refused to buy cheap, boring, clothing made in countries that don’t give a damn about their workers’ safety or well-being?
For some time now – like so many other people – I’ve been dreaming of a world where mass-manufactured clothing was a thing of the past. Where women made their own clothes, or bought their unique, one-of-a-kind garments from other women who love to sew.
My goal is for UpLove Creations to be a company that sells beautiful garments and goodies made from pre-loved fabrics and upcycled clothing, discarded scraps and bits of vintage lace and trim and nifty old buttons.
Fine, one-of-a-kind “fashions & frivolities” meant to last. Meant to bring joy to their wearers. Meant to be lovingly repaired, perhaps altered (again) and then handed down to family or lovingly given as a treasured gift to a friend.
For now I craft each piece individually, in between keeping up with my growing family and blogging about my crafting adventures on www.TheVibrantCrafter.com.
I am gradually building my inventory and joyfully plying my craft as I sit night after night at the end of a busy day, relaxing as I brush the tangles from a discarded doll’s hair or stitch the finishing touches to a custom-made woman’s tunic top made of countless scraps of colorful fabric.
I dream of (and have actually started) teaching local women how to sew and how to create a body of work and maybe even start a small business doing something they love while caring for this planet at the same time. Oh, the dreams I have!
I know you have dreams too, and I am grateful to you for spending this time sharing mine. If you feel so inclined, please feel free to drop me a line and tell me about your dreams. With your permission I may even share them with my readers.
In joy and creativity,