lorenalaforest

Reincarnated Threads

California, United States · 56 Sales

lorenalaforest

Reincarnated Threads

California, United States 56 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   REINCARNATED THREADS is my hand-crafted Art-to-Wear creations of clothing and jewelry made in the spirit of wabi sabi. Imperfections, Tatters, and Frayed Edges are considered charming, reuse is sublime, and creations are made spontaneously without patterns.

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Last updated on Mar 25, 2016

REINCARNATED THREADS is my hand-crafted Art-to-Wear creations of clothing and jewelry made in the spirit of wabi sabi. Imperfections, Tatters, and Frayed Edges are considered charming, reuse is sublime, and creations are made spontaneously without patterns.

LORENA LAFOREST

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LORENA LAFOREST

About

Rags to Riches

A couple years ago I gave myself a "green" challenge to refashion a "new" wardrobe out of second-hand "rags" found in garage sales, second-hand stores, and hand-me-downs. I found men's shirts of high quality fabric and removed lapels, added flounces and extra panels into "kimono-style" tunics that flatter plus size goddesses. I added beautiful scraps and embellished with hand-embroidery details until the original "rags" of mass-produced clothing were reincarnated into the "riches" of my collage-style sustainable Art-to-Wear. I love working with natural fibers and semi-precious gems, ethnic fabrics, zen Asian, and nostalgic romantic designs. My shop formula is: Fabric + Art + Functionality = Art to Wear.

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  • Lorena Laforest

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hand-crafting wearable art is like solving puzzles, bringing together materials I love and mix-n-matching until the puzzle pulls together into a creative collage. My art philosophy is "Anything Goes."

Shop policies

Last updated on October 22, 2015
Welcome, Etsy shopper. Are you tired of wearing cookie-cutter clothes made on auto pilot? Perhaps, since you looking at my collection of unusual, up- cycled, recycled clothing. My shop's use of previously used (though gently worn) fabrics promotes a more sustainable lifestyle. I strive to remake these fabrics into something special for the adventurous spirit.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal, Credit and Debit cards, and money orders are accepted. Please, no checks or American Express.
Shipping
The cheapest shipping I've found is USPS priority mail using their free small, medium, and large packing containers with preset prices. I have had no surprises at the post office so I feel confident in offering the best shipping prices possible. I insure the package if the item is over $50.00 (the amount already covered in postage).
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to feel good and happy with your purchase. If you are not sactisfied with the product I send, you may return the item to me within 7 days and then get a refund (the price of the item). I won't refund or exchange if the parcel is lost during shipment. Buyer bears the return shipping costs and the return product must be in its original condition and packaging.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions or concerns about sizing, measurements, or condition, please contact me before purchasing an item. If an item interests you and you have limited English language skills, Etsy can provide translations upon request in many languages.