Val Trina's Profile
I've loved making beautiful things from old stuff since long before I ever heard of upcycling. Whether it was refinishing a beat-up table from a garage sale or doing crafts only from things I could find around the house, creating something unique, useful, or beautiful out of junk has always been intensely gratifying for me.
In the process of trying to turn this eco-friendly "hobby" of mine into a job, several things happened. I found out that the average American sends about 70 pounds of clothing to landfills every year! I looked through my closet and could only find two items of clothing that were made in the USA! I watched my two daughters dance around and noticed how they love clothes that move when they twirl! And that was it; Twinkle was born.
I started turning used t-shirts into Twirly Skirts for girls and my daughters started…
- Joined April 4, 2011