GigletsGarments

Hand-selected vintage styles and up-cycled creations!

Fort Myers, Florida
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Emi Wall

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Sales 53
On Etsy since 2016

Vintage Fashion and Up-cycled Creations

I'm Emi and I love vintage.

A few things collided strategically to make this project come to life and I'll explain a little bit of the process behind the new Giglet's Garments for dogs.

First, I hate waste. like HATE. I try to be as environmentally conscious and zero-waste as possible in my daily life, which can be really hard at times. That's particularly true when it comes to being a dog owner. It can be a hard road to navigate because we love our dogs and want to give them everything we possibly can, and often times that overshadows the environmental impact of producing toys, beds, blankets, clothes, bags, leashes, and on and on. I think that this is a BIG area where there is room for creators to fill a need for dog owners to spoil their pups while at the same time being better about offsetting some of our environmental impact.

Second, I sell vintage clothing on the side. This is the other aspect of my Etsy shop. It's what I started out doing. One of the problems is, not everybody wants vintage clothing and not everything sells. Previously, I had been donating items that were clearly not going to be purchased or, worst-case, throwing them away. It always pained me to know that some things I brought home just could not be salvaged. The US alone creates 11 MILLION TONS of textile waste PER YEAR. That number is insane. It's one of the reasons I started selling secondhand clothing in the first place.

FINALLY, I learned how to sew when we built out our van into an RV and I spent three grueling days sewing the cushion covers. I quickly became very fond of sewing and thought about all the things I could do with the newly-acquired skill. Teenage me secretly dreamed that she could go on to make it on a very distant season of Project Runway. But now that I'm an adult I have more realistic dreams. Like Project Dog Runway....

So, long story short. I have started up-cycling unwanted vintage clothing into dog accessories! It's a blast. My dogs hate me.

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  • Emi Wall

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    Hi I'm Emi! I have a passion for vintage clothing and environmentally-friendly products.

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