Brendaabdullah

One of a Kind Upcycled Clothing

Illinois, United States · 689 Sales

Brendaabdullah

One of a Kind Upcycled Clothing

Illinois, United States 689 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome to my shop of upcycled repurposed one of a kind garments.
I create unique clothing using recycled materials. Sweaters, t shirts, jeans and other finds are spliced and diced and made into new garments, and accessories.
Most of the items are one-of-a-kind. A few may be made as Limited Edition, depending upon fabric type and availability. Take a look and check back often as I add new items several times a month.
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I am a proud member of TAFA, The Textile And Fiber Art List and Artizan Made
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STORE POLICIES :
Please read my Policies Page BEFORE you make a purchase at this link below:

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Announcement

Welcome to my shop of upcycled repurposed one of a kind garments.
I create unique clothing using recycled materials. Sweaters, t shirts, jeans and other finds are spliced and diced and made into new garments, and accessories.
Most of the items are one-of-a-kind. A few may be made as Limited Edition, depending upon fabric type and availability. Take a look and check back often as I add new items several times a month.
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New to Etsy? Learn how to make a purchase. This link will make the payment process easy :

http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

And this link shows you how to pay with a credit card :
http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746/.

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Facebook fan page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brenda-Abdullah-Designs/156864938105

Flickr Photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brendaabdullah/


I am a proud member of TAFA, The Textile And Fiber Art List and Artizan Made
http://artizanmade.com/brenda-abdullah-designs-texture-color/

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STORE POLICIES :
Please read my Policies Page BEFORE you make a purchase at this link below:

https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/Brendaabdullah/policies

Brenda Abdullah

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About

Maker of fabulous garments from re purposed clothing.

My love affair with creating garments began as a child desperate to make pretty outfits for my doll. My parents couldn't afford to buy them from the store so I guess my first association with upcycling started with my using old pillowcases and fabric scraps from my grandmothers sewing projects. Drawing and painting were my other two loves.

It was in my high school freshman home economics class that I first learned to thread a sewing machine. After completing my first apron I was hooked. The limited funds of my family combined with my extra long, hard to fit arms and legs fed the urge in me to to sew all of my garments throughout high school. Adding extra odd pieces to things I found in thrift stores or to correct sewing mistakes was the norm for me as I experimented along. I majored in art in high school and in college for the love of it but I pursued sewing as a utilitarian necessity.

Later in life I worked as a custom dressmaker based in the center of my home while keeping an eye on our bustling family of four girls and four boys. Consuming countless sewing books and creating whatever my clients wanted stretched my sewing skills and abilities. Eventually though, it was my love for artistic expression and creativity that caused me to break out of the traditional mode of sewing.

The freedom to play with colors and textures and the joy of discovery in combining old with new is at the heart of my present pursuit. My former life as a custom dressmaker and my life long love affair with all things art and fiber have brought me to this new creative place of free-style sewing. My Etsy shop is a way for me to share what I love to create with the world!

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  • Brenda Abdullah

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My name is Brenda Abdullah and I create one-of-a-kind wearable art by re-imagining gently used clothing and re-purposing them into new creations.

  • Brenda Abdullah

    Owner

  • Brenda Abdullah

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on December 30, 2014
Welcome to my online boutique. Here you will find an original one-of-a-kind garments and accessories produced from a mix of high quality repurposed wool, cotton, silk, and denim clothing as well as vintage and contemporary textiles.

Each garment is created as a handcrafted original work of art with fine craftsmanship and great attention to detail, The styles can range from funky urban to bohemian elegance in color palettes that span the rainbow.

New life is breathed into each piece by taking clothing that was once worn tossed and abandoned through a process of cleaning, deconstruction, cutting, shrinking, piecing and or dyeing. The resulting transformation is the heart and soul of Brenda Abdullah Designs.

I am a proud member of TAFA, The Textile And Fiber Art list.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept all payments via PAYPAL .You do not have to have a Paypal account to pay with your Visa/ MasterCard. You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account. It's just that easy.



Click on this link for easy instructions:
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All you need is a debit or credit card.Pay pal is set up for immediate payment. A link to PayPal will be provided at the final step of purchasing. Log on to PayPal and follow the steps to finalize the transaction.

Are you new to Etsy? (Great Guide to show you how to check out)
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All payments are due at the time of your order or it will be canceled and the item will be re listed back into my shop. I will contact you via e-mail to notify you before I actually do cancel the order.
Shipping
DOMESTIC SHIPPING:
We promptly ship within 24 to 48 hours via:

***USPS FIRST CLASS for all items weighing 13 ounces or less.
***USPS PRIORITY MAIL with Delivery Confirmation for all other items.
***INSURANCE is included in the shipping cost for all COATS.

Shipping fees include packaging, mailing and handling costs.

***9.25% Sales Tax is charged on all orders shipped within the state of Illinois ****


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: orders are shipped via USPS First Class only, however duty fees and duty fees are the responsibility of the buyer.Tracking is not available for items shipped beyond U.S. territory therefore we cannot be responsible for lost packages.

I will NOT mark the package "Gift" as that constitutes mail fraud!! So please, do not ask. Upgrading international packages to Priority or Express is extremely cost prohibitive. It may cost more that the item being shipped.

SHIPPING UP GRADE: If you'd like to upgrade the shipping to Priority or Express, convo me for an estimate BEFORE you purchase the item. I will send you a revised invoice with the upgraded delivery charge.

PLEASE NOTE:I SHIP ONLY TO PAYPAL VERIFIED ADDRESSES! So it is important that your Etsy "ship to" address matches your PayPal or Credit Card verified address.

For packaging, I try to use recycled materials whenever possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURN POLICY
I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. It is important that you measure yourself carefully BEFORE purchasing.
I try to include detailed measurements of each garment when we post. Keep in mind that whatever your measurements, allow extra inches for wear ease:

Example:

2 to 3 inches for tops and tunics
3 to 4 inches for Jackets an Coats, unless you prefer a snug formfitting fit.


We accept returns on handmade items within 7 days of receipt for prompt processing.Items must be clean, unworn and in same condition as when it was received. If not, I reserve the right to refuse the refund.

PLEASE NOTE: Please e-mail before returning. Refunds will be processed to your Paypal account but we cannot refund shipping cost, however.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most of my items are one of a kind and I work with the materials that I find. I am generally inspired by the things I come across and it is for that reason that I am unable to fill custom orders at this time.