Alissa Anderson's Profile

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m i t t e n m a k e r is my line of one-of-a-kind recycled accessories handmade in San Francisco, established in 2000.

My goal is to create unique wearable, usable, and durable objects while using as many recycled materials as possible, because there are already too many products in the world to be using precious resources to create more.

My tennis racquet cover wallets are made from as much recycled material as possible. I addition to tennis covers I also use vintage luggage, old vinyl seats, or industry cast-off vinyl (upholstery scraps, etc). The only vinyl I ever buy brand-new is the clear vinyl I use for ID pockets. Even some of the hardware I use is recycled, like the keyrings on the zip wallets.

My leather products are made from the highest quality leather scraps, rescued from a vintage car upholsterer, that…

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  • Joined August 17, 2005

Favorite materials

yarn, leather, vinyl, metal, crystals, antlers

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About

m i t t e n m a k e r is my line of one-of-a-kind recycled accessories handmade in San Francisco, established in 2000.

My goal is to create unique wearable, usable, and durable objects while using as many recycled materials as possible, because there are already too many products in the world to be using precious resources to create more.

My tennis racquet cover wallets are made from as much recycled material as possible. I addition to tennis covers I also use vintage luggage, old vinyl seats, or industry cast-off vinyl (upholstery scraps, etc). The only vinyl I ever buy brand-new is the clear vinyl I use for ID pockets. Even some of the hardware I use is recycled, like the keyrings on the zip wallets.

My leather products are made from the highest quality leather scraps, rescued from a vintage car upholsterer, that would otherwise be sent to the landfill. I also use old leather jackets and couches. I NEVER use new hides. There is already so much existing leather in the world just waiting to be reused!

All my products are built to last with my trusty Juki industrial sewing machine with super strong thread so you can feel comfortable knowing that every seam will hold.

Check out my jewelry made from tennis racquet cover zippers and other salvaged objects like antlers, keys, hardware, and chandelier parts.

My tennis racquet wallets make great gifts for tennis lovers! Is this a gift for someone? Just let me know and I'll wrap it with your words and ship it directly to them free of charge.

Some press for my wallets:
http://www.whatsalltheracquet.com/archives/014475.php
http://cornedbeefhash.wordpress.com/2008/09/04/4577/

I'm also a photographer!
www.alissaanderson.com
www.flickr.com/photos/mittenmaker

-Alissa Anderson

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