LUREaLURE

Upcycling fabric for sustainable fashion

Leiden, The Netherlands | 229 Sales

LUREaLURE

Upcycling fabric for sustainable fashion

Leiden, The Netherlands 229 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (92)

Announcement   Welcome! I am glad you made it to the shop, come in and have a look around.

Everything you see is made of recycled material. Fashion can be more sustainable than it is right now; by using material longer or once again we take a step in the right direction.
Many drops make an ocean..............

Let me tell you a little about sizing of the skirts and how they come together.
Sizing is not a standard thing, quite the opposite I would say.
In Holland I am a Medium size (EU 38 but sometimes 40-42) but in Italy an XL!

I mention (Extra) Small, Medium and Large as indication but please read the description underneath the pictures and compare the exact size of the skirt with something similar in your closet.

You can wear A-line skirts high waisted but also lower on the hip, just what you like.
The hip width depends on how high waisted you wear your skirt and can be measured at 18-22 cm (or 7"-9") below the waist.
When you measure your own skirt; lay them flat and measure from side to side. Then double the number for circumference.

Of course I can also make a skirt to your specific wish and size.
Please send a mail to start the process.

I buy a lot of vintage fabrics as coupons or in limited amounts of yardage.
I love old tablecloths, tea towels and everything that is embroidered.
I visit my local thrift shops a lot and am thrilled with what I find. Most of the things are not used up and can certainly be re-used.
Everything is laundered and checked upon arrival in my studio.
And then the party begins, I mix and match, throw in a little embroidery and shake it all up, et voila; a new LUREaLURE skirt is born!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 16, 2018

Welcome! I am glad you made it to the shop, come in and have a look around.

Everything you see is made of recycled material. Fashion can be more sustainable than it is right now; by using material longer or once again we take a step in the right direction.
Many drops make an ocean..............

Let me tell you a little about sizing of the skirts and how they come together.
Sizing is not a standard thing, quite the opposite I would say.
In Holland I am a Medium size (EU 38 but sometimes 40-42) but in Italy an XL!

I mention (Extra) Small, Medium and Large as indication but please read the description underneath the pictures and compare the exact size of the skirt with something similar in your closet.

You can wear A-line skirts high waisted but also lower on the hip, just what you like.
The hip width depends on how high waisted you wear your skirt and can be measured at 18-22 cm (or 7"-9") below the waist.
When you measure your own skirt; lay them flat and measure from side to side. Then double the number for circumference.

Of course I can also make a skirt to your specific wish and size.
Please send a mail to start the process.

I buy a lot of vintage fabrics as coupons or in limited amounts of yardage.
I love old tablecloths, tea towels and everything that is embroidered.
I visit my local thrift shops a lot and am thrilled with what I find. Most of the things are not used up and can certainly be re-used.
Everything is laundered and checked upon arrival in my studio.
And then the party begins, I mix and match, throw in a little embroidery and shake it all up, et voila; a new LUREaLURE skirt is born!

Saskia de Zee

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Updates

Series of portrait skirts, the Man with the Helmet, Boy with a Briefcase and Girl with a Pearl earring.
The Man was not painted by Rembrandt but did come out of his studio, Vermeer did the Girl but who did the Boy?
Pannenlappen van vervilte wollen borduurwerken afgewerkt met een randje eigen gemaakt biaisband
Potholders made of felted wool embroideries finished with homemade bias tape
Schort van een gebruikte meelzak, geschikt voor dames en heren.
Handig in de keuken of als je gaat BBQ-en.
Full apron made of a used feedsack, suitable for men and women.
Quite handy in the kitchen or when you're having a BBQ party
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About

Dance the Abundance

Okay I make stuff for theater.
But money is tight and time is short.
So I need to find things and visit the thrift shop a lot.
I am amazed by what is available.
Piles of embroidery, tablecloths, batiks, shelves full of clothes, dresses, suits, you name it, some worn but many ready for the next round.
I love fabric from the Sixties and Seventies but also from other countries and cultures like batik or wax prints.
When I travel I always bring fabric back.

To be quite honest with you my shop started one morning when I stumbled upon a huge pile of embroideries, that were to become pillows, in my local thrift shop.
I realized one person had been cross stitching away for many a night and I could not leave them there.
Some months later we made a theater show for kids in school and we decided to put them on pillows. I gladly used the embroideries but felt I had to do something to them to make them up to date.
I started framing them with other fabrics and liked it so much I started buying more.
There you have it: my Etsy shop.

But now I'm also using my other fabrics to make skirts and all of a sudden I'm part of this amazing community.
I love it!

Shop members

  • Saskia de Zee

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Re User

    I'm a costume and set designer for theatre. I love to make things and to play around with stuff. We are so rich, there is such an abundance of stuff surrounding us. I am absolutely sure that we should take the word dance literally in abundance.

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2016
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Cadeaupapier en verpakkingen

Je aankoop wordt zorgvuldig verpakt in een envelop van gerecycled behangpapier, altijd alles recycelen is mijn leus!