GarageCoutureClothes

Upcycled Clothing that inspires Conversations

Vilnius, Lithuania · 1521 Sales

GarageCoutureClothes

Upcycled Clothing that inspires Conversations

Vilnius, Lithuania 1521 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Erin

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Announcement   Clothing and accessories for those who are NEVER dull. Yup, that's right. If you like colorful, interesting, unique, sassy, fun and flirty clothing that is totally one of a kind and totally NOT dull, then you've come to the right place. And the icing on the cake....everything's upcycled.

I upcycle, repurpose, refashion, recycle (you get the point) shirts, sweaters, t-shirts, fabric, doilies, buttons, neckties, junk...whatever I can get my hands on, I will turn it into fashion. Upcycling helps reduce textile waste in our landfills. Did you know that we throw out 81 lbs of textile waste per person, per year! Yikes! That does not include items donated to charity. So, together we can reduce our carbon footprint without compromising our style. Sounds good to me.

On the personal side of upcycling, 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...for you and me.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
pinterest.com/garagecouture
I love Pinterest. Love it! I've got some great boards on upcycled clothing, sustainable home, clean living and DIYs!

facebook.com/GarageCoutureClothes
FB fans receive a 10% discount. FB fans also have first access to new items as well as receive special discounts, promotions and even giveaways.

instagram.com/erins_garagecouture
INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE: Post a pic wearing Garage Couture and enter to win a jewelry item or accessory of your choice. Drawings are held monthly, last day of the month. Use hashtag: #garagecouturegirl and tag a friend.

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Last updated on Feb 15, 2018

Clothing and accessories for those who are NEVER dull. Yup, that's right. If you like colorful, interesting, unique, sassy, fun and flirty clothing that is totally one of a kind and totally NOT dull, then you've come to the right place. And the icing on the cake....everything's upcycled.

I upcycle, repurpose, refashion, recycle (you get the point) shirts, sweaters, t-shirts, fabric, doilies, buttons, neckties, junk...whatever I can get my hands on, I will turn it into fashion. Upcycling helps reduce textile waste in our landfills. Did you know that we throw out 81 lbs of textile waste per person, per year! Yikes! That does not include items donated to charity. So, together we can reduce our carbon footprint without compromising our style. Sounds good to me.

On the personal side of upcycling, 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...for you and me.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
pinterest.com/garagecouture
I love Pinterest. Love it! I've got some great boards on upcycled clothing, sustainable home, clean living and DIYs!

facebook.com/GarageCoutureClothes
FB fans receive a 10% discount. FB fans also have first access to new items as well as receive special discounts, promotions and even giveaways.

instagram.com/erins_garagecouture
INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE: Post a pic wearing Garage Couture and enter to win a jewelry item or accessory of your choice. Drawings are held monthly, last day of the month. Use hashtag: #garagecouturegirl and tag a friend.

Erin

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Couture from the Garage

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 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. 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).

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 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!

FB fans receive a 10% discount. Like my page and contact me for the discount code. FB fans also have first access to new items as well as receive special discounts, promotions and even giveaways. www.facebook.com/GarageCoutureClothes

INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE: Post a pic wearing Garage Couture clothing and enter to win a jewelry item or accessory of your choice. Drawings are held monthly, last day of the month. Use hashtag: #garagecouturegirl and tag a friend. Follow me on instagram to keep up to date on other promotions and new items: www.instagram.com/garagecouture6120

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  • Erin

    Owner, One Woman Show. ME.

    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.

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