GoodKharmaReThreads

Reconstructed, Repurposed, Recycled Bags & Clothes

Hurdle Mills, North Carolina · 13 Sales

GoodKharmaReThreads

Reconstructed, Repurposed, Recycled Bags & Clothes

Hurdle Mills, North Carolina 13 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Happy Spring to all!!!! New listings are on the way....new bags and spring and summer clothing!!
Original, one-of-a-kind creations made from items found at thrift stores. Unique clothing and awesome bags reconstructed from ethnic & other cool materials. Hand-painted shoes & bags, plus home decor & frame-able art.
*Custom orders welcomed & encouraaged.* 'Like' us on Facebook.

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Last updated on Apr 20, 2016

Happy Spring to all!!!! New listings are on the way....new bags and spring and summer clothing!!
Original, one-of-a-kind creations made from items found at thrift stores. Unique clothing and awesome bags reconstructed from ethnic & other cool materials. Hand-painted shoes & bags, plus home decor & frame-able art.
*Custom orders welcomed & encouraaged.* 'Like' us on Facebook.

Charissa Vallejo

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Charissa Vallejo

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The makings of GKR's first Buddha bag....also first time mixing hand-painted piece with upcycled, repurposed bag. I've been trying to go in this direction and I'm very excited to see how everyone likes the idea of mixing these two mediums.

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About

GoodKharmaReThreads: Making Something Out of Nothing!

I began GoodKharmaReThreads because I wanted to show the world that just because something has been donated to a charity doesn't mean that it couldn't be reused, repurposed, recycled into something else, something beautiful and useful and unique. It was hard and slow going. I remember when I made my first piece, a top, and I held it up and realized that I was going to have to remake a whole lot more if I wanted to have a shop.

That was in the fall of 2010. It has been a wonderful journey since then. I didn't sell my first etsy-listed piece until the spring of 2011. I still, in 2015, realize that it is hard to sell a piece of clothing or a bag or shoes using an on-line store. The reason - its hard to pick something that you can't touch, try on, try out, inspect, etc., and so customers have to have faith that what they are buying is really what I say it is....I think that the reviews I've received so far speak volumes about my pieces, and I'm so proud that those who have taken a chance and purchased a GoodKharmaReThreads item have been more than satisfied with the item itself and the service that they received. I have very high standards as far as the materials I use and also the customer service a buyer gets from me.

Also, when I take my 'act on the road' I find that I have no issues in selling items....people who 'get' my philosophy and concepts have no problem buying pieces for themselves and as gifts. So I feel that those people that do actually get to touch and try on GKR products are a testament to the quality and appeal of what I create.

The thing about it, really, is that I absolutely love what I do. I feel so good about each and every piece that I remake. I do tend to just light up when asked about my business. It is such a part of me, and I feel like I put a little bit of myself into each and every creation. And I have come to know that there is a person out there for each and every item; I have witnessed this "phenomenon" over and over again. It is so cool and brings me great joy and satisfaction.

GoodKharmaReThreads has and will continue to expand to include paintings, painted items, crocheted pieces, mixed-media type items, such as bags that include a hand-painted part, or crocheted/fabric combo bags and clothes. I have also begun to include hand-painted shoes and handbags, always starting with a high-quality product (such as a Coach leather bag), and adding my artistic vision for that item to make it one-of-a-kind.
I'm sure that as I mature as an artisan I will continue to introduce new ways to reinvent and reuse everyday items. I have dabbled in jewelry and that is something I enjoy, so as time allows, there will likely be some jewelry items added to the store, too.

GoodKharmaReThreads is my passion - a gift given to me by the universe so that I could pass that passion on to you.

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  • Charissa Vallejo

    Owner, Designer, Repurposer, Upcycler, Karma Conduit

    I have been sewing & crafting since I was a teen. After raising my family, I have been given the gift of a place to grow myself...I live in an awesome apartment/studio in the woods outside Chapel Hill NC. I gaze through my windows for inspiration.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 8, 2015
I hope you will take the time to browse.

Each item is a one-of-a-kind, original design and while I may use the same material on a couple of different items, that material won't be used in the same way.

All materials are from thrift stores and are purchased for the benefit of someone or something in need. There may be flaws, spots, or wear, although I do my best not to include those in my pieces.

I am not a 'professional' seamstress and I'm sure you will find little imperfections in my work. I hope the joy and good will that I infuse in each stitch will make up for my little mistakes. In fact, I have come to realize that those little imperfections are what make each item 'perfect'!

If you don't find your size or color or style, feel free to contact me as I am always shopping and always sewing and chances are I have something in my collection closet that is waiting there for you.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
I require payment within 48 hours of purchase.
I can now take payment from your credit or debit card, as well as payment through paypal.
If you need to pay by money order or certified check, please contact me within 24 hours of purchase so that I can hold item pending receipt of payment.
I reserve the right to relist an item that has not been paid for or that I have not been contacted about after the time periods indicated above.
I will have to collect sales tax for any purchase within the state of North Carolina.
Shipping
I usually ship USPS and will ship an item within two business days of payment receipt. I will ship Priority Mail whenever it is economically feasible.
Please contact me prior to purchasing if you are outside of the US, so that we can discuss shipping costs.
I will be happy to combine shipping, whenever possible, on multiple purchases.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not, I will be happy to refund the cost of the item, excluding shipping costs, as long as the item has not been worn, washed, or exposed to smoking environment, and you contact me within 24 hours of your receipt of purchased item..
I am also happy to exchange items as long as they have not been worn, washed, exposed to a smoking environment, etc., and you contact me within 24 hours of receipt of purchased item. Your shipping costs will not be refunded.
I reserve the right to decide whether or not to refund or exchange until condition of returned item is verified acceptable. I also reserve the right to give refund or partial refund for any custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will include washing instructions with each purchased item, as this will vary depending on the materials used for each item I make.
Generally the bags I make are machine wash & dry. I will be sure to include any other washing instructions if necessary.
I have a smoke-free home and shop.
I do have a dog and four cats that occasionally visit my shop, and may have a little horse hair drift in, as well, so please let me know if you wish to purchase an item and have a pet allergy, and I will have item properly cleaned before shipping.
As stated in my "welcome", please feel free to contact me if you like what I do but don't see your size or color and I will endeavor to make something for you.