Kristin Gallup's Profile

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Welcome to KrakenWhip! I'm a one-woman factory; I make all my pieces in my apartment (mainly in the work space under my loft bed!) My goal is to divert as much material as possible from the landfill--that means scavenging thrift stores, using bike inner tubes, re-using ribbons from gift packages, and so on. The fashion industry uses enormous amounts of resources; for example, the average t-shirt wastes 700 gallons of water during manufacturing. You can see a really good infographic about textiles and resource consumption here: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/stories/mind-your-textile-waste-infographic.

My pieces are influenced by lots of things: Burning Man, belly dance, Renaissance fairs, yoga culture, Mad Max, the Goth community, haute couture, industrial works, military utilitarianism, flora and fauna, raver fashion, couch potato comfort...I take my inspiration from a lot…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 29
  • Joined October 16, 2010

Favorite materials

raw silk, viscose blends, cotton blends, bamboo, upcycled clothing, secondhand clothing, bike inner tubes, gaudy 80s prom dresses, sweaters

About

Welcome to KrakenWhip! I'm a one-woman factory; I make all my pieces in my apartment (mainly in the work space under my loft bed!) My goal is to divert as much material as possible from the landfill--that means scavenging thrift stores, using bike inner tubes, re-using ribbons from gift packages, and so on. The fashion industry uses enormous amounts of resources; for example, the average t-shirt wastes 700 gallons of water during manufacturing. You can see a really good infographic about textiles and resource consumption here: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/stories/mind-your-textile-waste-infographic.

My pieces are influenced by lots of things: Burning Man, belly dance, Renaissance fairs, yoga culture, Mad Max, the Goth community, haute couture, industrial works, military utilitarianism, flora and fauna, raver fashion, couch potato comfort...I take my inspiration from a lot of sources. If there's anything you'd like to see, I'm always open to suggestions and collaborations!

I am always amenable to collaborations and making custom pieces!

Thanks for looking!

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