Novel Creature

Nashville, Tennessee · 68 Sales


Novel Creature

Nashville, Tennessee 68 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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McCray Dietz

McCray Dietz on Nov 26, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love my necklace! Even more, I love that my purchase helped out a great cause!

Kayla Illgen

Kayla Illgen on Oct 9, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love it! It looks good with everything!! Thank you!

Paige Barbee

Paige Barbee on Apr 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful colors! Well made and easy to wear.

Paige Barbee

Paige Barbee on Apr 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Very comfortable and well made, a great accessory!

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Repurposed for Good.

I'm Marissa Barrett, accessories maker, social entrepreneur, and Nashville native. I design quality, versatile goods from recycled fabrics for compassionate, adventurous individuals who want to create a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

Forgiveness and second chances are important to me. I don't believe that our past defines us. That's why a portion of profits supports counseling and adoption services in my community.

Together, we are saving our environment and helping people in need find peace, acceptance and family through a local nonprofit, AGAPE (pronounced "äˈɡäˌpā,or ˈaɡəpī" and means "selfless love" in Greek).


Every accessory is made using recycled fabrics like (t-shirts, military canvas, etc.). By keeping discarded materials out of landfills and bringing them new life, we reduce waste and lower demand for fast fashion (clothes and accessories intended for one time use). Novel Creature is made to repurpose these materials into versatile and durable accessories, that you can use over and over.


I've studied apparel construction and have a BA in Psychology and an M.Ed in Counseling. Like you, I care about how the goods I buy were made and about who made them. By choosing a social enterprise, you can make a difference know that your goods were made ethically and that your purchase supports a greater cause.


Because I use recycled materials that are hand dyed, no two pieces are exactly alike. Each piece is unique, just like you. Your gifts, your personality, your style are all reflective of who you were made to be.


Since starting online in 2011, Novel Creature has been sold in 5 stores in Tennessee and featured in Southern Living, Nashville Lifestyles, and on the Nashville Mom Blog. I've participated in several festivals and craft shows including Nashvember, raising money to help victims of sex trafficking. In 2014 I hosted a festival with local vendors, musicians, food trucks, and a local brewery to raise money for the same nonprofit that I support through sales.

Made in Nashville.

Nashville's my home town. After graduating college in California, I had to come back- I love it here! Nashville is such a beautiful place, where heritage meets creativity and people come together to inspire and serve one another.

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Last updated on October 14, 2015
Thanks for visiting! Novel Creature is repurposed for good: the purchase of each accessory hand made from recycled materials in Nashville, TN helps support counseling and adoption services in the U.S. through AGAPE (Association for Guidance, Aide, Placement, and Empathy).

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
We accept credit cards, PayPal and Etsy gift cards. Payment must be received before order is shipped.
Please allow 5-7 days for processing and delivery.
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If you are interested in wholesale, please message us for an order form and line sheet.