Christina's Profile

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How it's made and why:
Pieces in my collection are either handmade from scratch, up-cycled, or they are vintage pieces unaltered. The up-cycled pieces are used / vintage items that I have completely transformed. I spend many hours fixing, stripping and refinishing pieces and I also reclaim fabric and alter clothing.
The handmade items are created using original hand drafted patterns, and are sewn using couture construction techniques. Materials used are often re-claimed and Eco Friendly.
Besides the benefit of getting high quality materials at a fraction of the cost, up-cycling is excellent for the environment. That’s because creating from new or even recycling (melting down and making new) takes a ton of energy and resources and it also pollutes during the process. Re-using also keeps things out of the landfill…

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  • Born on December 24
  • Joined May 17, 2011

Favorite materials

swarovski crystals, glitter, vintage fixer uppers, paint, silk, leather, lace, high quality eco friendly fabrics

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About

How it's made and why:
Pieces in my collection are either handmade from scratch, up-cycled, or they are vintage pieces unaltered. The up-cycled pieces are used / vintage items that I have completely transformed. I spend many hours fixing, stripping and refinishing pieces and I also reclaim fabric and alter clothing.
The handmade items are created using original hand drafted patterns, and are sewn using couture construction techniques. Materials used are often re-claimed and Eco Friendly.
Besides the benefit of getting high quality materials at a fraction of the cost, up-cycling is excellent for the environment. That’s because creating from new or even recycling (melting down and making new) takes a ton of energy and resources and it also pollutes during the process. Re-using also keeps things out of the landfill.


Bio:

My name is Christina and I am a California native, although I have traveled around a bit. My background is in all things creative. I studied Fine Art in college and I am certified in Interior Design. I have also taken classes in sustainability and green living. I am now studying Fashion Design at Los Angeles Trade Tech which, according to those in the industry, is the best fashion school in California.

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