GarageCoutureClothes

Refashioned Repurposed Upcycled Clothing for Women

Vilnius, Lithuania · 1261 Sales

GarageCoutureClothes

Refashioned Repurposed Upcycled Clothing for Women

Vilnius, Lithuania 1261 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(607)
Shop owner

Erin

Contact

Announcement   Mix and Match PROMO: 2 for $25 or 5 for $50 on all $14 jewelry items. Use codes: 2for25 or 5for50. All eligible items are in shop section: "PROMO Jewelry Items" and they don't need to be the same style, you can choose whatever you like!

Welcome to Garage Couture! I'm Erin and here you will find upcycled, refashioned, repurposed clothing, sustainable fashion, eco friendly apparel (call it what you'd like) all made by yours truly. I love the challenge of remaking. I find it fascinating to take clothing apart and put it back together in a new way or manipulating fabric and testing its limits to discover something unique.
Some of my favorite items to remake are women's tunics from men's dress shirts. Tanks and shirts detailed with recycled fabric scraps. Belts made from repurposed neckties. Recycled antique nails necklaces. The list goes on, so take a look around, you may just find some you can't live without!

My work is now offered at The Lima Bean in Suttons Bay, Michigan. https://www.facebook.com/The-Lima-Bean-135273246504595/
If you live near the area, stop by and check out the shop.

Want to learn how to make my upcycled boyfriend tank top? View the DIY tutorial on UpcycleThat.com.

I LOOOOOVE pinterest. I usually find good stuff! Follow me on pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/garagecouture/
I'm also on the following:
https://twitter.com/garagecoutureES
https://www.facebook.com/Garage-Couture-Clothes-299828797649/

What is "upcycling"?
According to Wikipedia "Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value." That is what I do. I take (convert) old clothes (useless products) and make them fashionable again (new materials)!

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 8, 2016

Mix and Match PROMO: 2 for $25 or 5 for $50 on all $14 jewelry items. Use codes: 2for25 or 5for50. All eligible items are in shop section: "PROMO Jewelry Items" and they don't need to be the same style, you can choose whatever you like!

Welcome to Garage Couture! I'm Erin and here you will find upcycled, refashioned, repurposed clothing, sustainable fashion, eco friendly apparel (call it what you'd like) all made by yours truly. I love the challenge of remaking. I find it fascinating to take clothing apart and put it back together in a new way or manipulating fabric and testing its limits to discover something unique.
Some of my favorite items to remake are women's tunics from men's dress shirts. Tanks and shirts detailed with recycled fabric scraps. Belts made from repurposed neckties. Recycled antique nails necklaces. The list goes on, so take a look around, you may just find some you can't live without!

My work is now offered at The Lima Bean in Suttons Bay, Michigan. https://www.facebook.com/The-Lima-Bean-135273246504595/
If you live near the area, stop by and check out the shop.

Want to learn how to make my upcycled boyfriend tank top? View the DIY tutorial on UpcycleThat.com.

I LOOOOOVE pinterest. I usually find good stuff! Follow me on pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/garagecouture/
I'm also on the following:
https://twitter.com/garagecoutureES
https://www.facebook.com/Garage-Couture-Clothes-299828797649/

What is "upcycling"?
According to Wikipedia "Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value." That is what I do. I take (convert) old clothes (useless products) and make them fashionable again (new materials)!

Erin

Contact shop owner

Erin

View all 160 items

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(607)
View all 607 reviews

Updates

Where did summer go? Winter isn't so bad since you can wear cute sweaters like this one!
View all 67 updates

About

Couture from the Garage

Who am I?
I'm Erin. I think of myself as an artist first and then, a fashion designer. The sewing machine, scissors, thread, needle...are my paint brushes. Old clothing, fabric scraps...my canvas. The clothing I create is my art.

I started sewing when I was 12, making clothes from brightly colored prints. Then, when I was 15, I started shopping at thrift stores. Having grown up in a small town, style was limited to what the local mall carried...fast fashion trends which all the girls wore. For me, it was boring. Thrift shops offered me an array of exciting styles, prints, colors...I was like a kid in a candy store.

Fast forward 10 years. By now, I had a career with Nordstrom and during that time, I started to make and sell clothing from upcycled materials and reclaimed fabrics. I would buy a bunch of tshirts at the thrift store, tie dye them, cut them down the front or on the shirt seams and then tie those cuts into cute little bows. I'd make a bunch on the weekends and bring them to work in a vintage, floral print suitcase and sell them to my coworkers for $20 bucks a pop. They LOVED them. (I've sold this style in my etsy shop during the early days. Take a look at my early sales and you will see them...with hearts).

Pondering the meaning of life one day, my husband and I decided to quit our careers, sell our house and car, pack up the kids and move to Lithuania! So here I am.
Being here, I'm able to relax a bit, enjoy and watch my children grow up and design upcycled clothing for you. I am very lucky.

What do I make? Sustainable, eco friendly fashion. I upcycle, repurpose, recycle, refashion (call it what you want) clothing, jewelry and accessories.

Why do I do it? I'm a tree hugger in disguise. I try to live an eco conscious lifestyle. And, simply put...I find upcycling and repurposing to be interesting and challenging. A women's tunic made from a man's dress shirt....come on, that's cool!

Feel free to contact me via email at: erinsapparel [!at] gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/garagecoutureclothes
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/garagecouture

What is "upcycling"?
According to Wikipedia "Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value." That is what I do. I take (convert) old clothes (useless products) and make them fashionable again (new materials)!

Tweet
Shop members
  • Erin

    Owner, Designer, One Woman Show. I'm The Buyer, Seamstress, Merchandiser, Photograhper, Copy Writer, Accountant And Administrative Assistant. Whew!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2016
Welcome! I upcycle, repurpose, recycle, refashion clothing, jewelry and accessories for women. I find it fascinating to turn something old into something new. Mostly, I just think it's fun. :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal
Credit Card
Shipping
I ship priority airmail to the USA. Orders usually arrive within 7-21 business days.
I ship registered priority airmail to Canada, Australia and the European Union. Orders to Canada and Australia usually take 21-28 business days. Orders to European Union 5-10 business days.
I am unable to ship to US military APO addresses. Sorry.

No additional cost for shipping jewelry items when you ADD them to your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges are available. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Looking for a specific upcycled clothing item, piece of jewelry or accessory? Just contact me and we can discuss.