fashion from the ashes recycled - reimagined

Pasadena, California · 183 Sales

meganleone is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi there,
Both of my online shops will be closed while I move.

If you had your eye on something special contact me and I will arrange to put it on hold for you.

I will be checking my messages so feel free to ask any questions and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 31, 2018

Hi there,
Both of my online shops will be closed while I move.

If you had your eye on something special contact me and I will arrange to put it on hold for you.

I will be checking my messages so feel free to ask any questions and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

Thank you!

Megan Leone

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Megan Leone


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Fashion from the Ashes

Fashion, caring about the environment and being kind to others are all carved into my palm's heartlines. I purchase old leather garments, fabric and jewelry from charity thrift stores and flea markets. I take them apart and re-use the materials to make one of a kind handbags and jewelry.

Even though my husband and I have moved from coast to coast and back again, you can still hear a little bit of a Minnesotan accent escape from between my gap teeth. I love to laugh, roller skate, and I wanna dance as much as possible. I devour music like Cookie Monster devours cookies (funnily, I devour cookies like Cookie Monster's cousin Cookie Fanatic – less rapidly, but with just as much gusto). I love my family and I want to make my parents proud of the person I am.

I grew up in Minnesota watching MTV and Friday Night Videos wanting to have as much fun with my wardrobe as my idols did. Almost every year of my childhood I was a "Rock Star" for Halloween. During my teenage years I really got into thrift shopping and spent every weekend with my Mom at thrift stores. I loved that there was no chance anyone else would be wearing the same thing as me.
After graduating from FIT in fashion design I knew that designing for mass production did not interest me. I wanted to be somewhere in between an artist and a fashion designer with knowledge and control over how others and the environment were treated in creating my designs. I started my company in 2005 with the goal of using primarily vintage materials for unique, one of a kind accessories.

Together we can do our part in making responsible decisions affecting the earth and humankind and look amazing doing it! I truly hope you love my Fashion from the Ashes and much as I love making them!

Shop members

  • Megan Leone

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I design edgy, unique, eco-friendly fashion accessories that will set you apart from the crowd. I aim to create beautiful things that help you express yourself without causing harm to the earth or humankind.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Your satisfaction is very important to me! You may return most new, undamaged items sold by Megan Leone Designs within 7 days of delivery for a full refund, less shipping charges. I'll certainly refund return shipping costs if the return is a result of my error (i.e., I mistakenly sent you an incorrect item). If you need to send back an item, please contact me in advance so that I may coordinate the return with you.
Megan Leone Designs accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit/debit cards or PayPal.

If you are having troubles checking out, here is a helpful step by step guide:
For orders in the continental United States, orders are generally shipped using USPS Priority Mail which takes about 2-5 days for delivery. Your purchase will be put in the mail within 2 business days unless otherwise noted.

International orders are welcome and generally ship via USPS airmail, First Class. Unfortunately, this can sometimes result in long wait times (6-8 weeks in some cases) as each package makes it's way through customs.
Please note that I cannot mark customs forms as Gift. Orders from my shop will arrive marked as Other or Merchandise, along with an accurate description of the contents and the Price (minus shipping). In some cases it may be possible to ship items separately to make the value on each individual package lower - please contact me regarding extra shipping charges. Customers are responsible for all taxes and fees charged in their home country.

Rush orders are always welcome for an additional fee, e-mail for details.

I always ship my items with care, using recycled packing materials.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale Orders are welcome. Please contact me for further information.

Custom Bracelet Purses- if you would like me to make a bracelet purse out of an old garment or special material please contact me for more information.

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