Rachel Anderson's Profile

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One Man’s Trash was born of a long-standing passion for all things creative, and a desire to reduce waste. When my daughter was born in December of 2010, I left my full-time job and found that motherhood allowed me the flexibility to sit down and GET CREATIVE. My Etsy success as an accessories artist gave me the creative outlet and confidence to survive those early days of parenthood and eventually re-enter the workforce as a manager and professional stylist.

Another kid, and 7 years later, I am ready for my next adventure with Etsy! One Man's Trash Version 2.0 carries the tagline, "Goods with Purpose." No longer dependent on my Etsy income, my shop serves to marry my love of making with a social and environmental impact of reducing waste in our landfills.

There is so much STUFF in our lives and all those little bits add up! Dropping prices…

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  • Born on November 22
  • Joined May 23, 2011

About

One Man’s Trash was born of a long-standing passion for all things creative, and a desire to reduce waste. When my daughter was born in December of 2010, I left my full-time job and found that motherhood allowed me the flexibility to sit down and GET CREATIVE. My Etsy success as an accessories artist gave me the creative outlet and confidence to survive those early days of parenthood and eventually re-enter the workforce as a manager and professional stylist.

Another kid, and 7 years later, I am ready for my next adventure with Etsy! One Man's Trash Version 2.0 carries the tagline, "Goods with Purpose." No longer dependent on my Etsy income, my shop serves to marry my love of making with a social and environmental impact of reducing waste in our landfills.

There is so much STUFF in our lives and all those little bits add up! Dropping prices help us rationalize the goods in our lives as disposable and immediately replaceable. We live in a culture of more more more and I challenge you to ask "Where does it all go?" I scour thrift stores, junk heaps, and even my own home, for bits of inspiration and useable supplies. I collect textiles, beads, and other objects and put them together in interesting ways to form lovely one-of-a-kind artifacts.

Many items otherwise headed for the trash have been up-cycled into treasured keepsakes, by combining them with new carefully-chosen supplies. Sometimes the constraint of having only what you can find in your possession actually inspires a MORE creative design.

I try to employ the trash to treasure philosophy throughout my entire process. Your purchase will most like arrive artfully wrapped in recycled paper and fabric scraps and often shipped in a reused box. In each listing, you'll find the item's "story" or material path to your doorstep.

Feel GOOD about your purchase and most of all...Enjoy!

~Rachel Anderson

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