Amanda K Gross' Profile
My eco-friendly purses are made from upcylced, reused tea packets sourced from friends, family, local cafes, and coffee shops. The vintage fabric that lines the bags are upcycled from my favorite thrift stores.
As a fiber and mixed-media artist frustrated with cost and concerned about the ethics of craft materials and supplies, I began looking for locally available, environmentally-friendly alternatives.
During the cold months, I always have a cup of hot tea within reach. One day instead of dropping my tea bag's wrapper into the trash, I slipped it into my pocket. As the tea packets piled up in my sewing studio, I've gone crazy making things out of them. Since then, I've crafted evening gowns, jackets, kimonos, and handbags all out of tea packets.
Each handbag is one-of-a-kind and made by me…
- Joined November 2, 2011