mendedmaterial

Sustainable clothing and handbags

Ferndale, Michigan | 155 Sales

mendedmaterial

Sustainable clothing and handbags

Ferndale, Michigan 155 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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melissa kolb

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From architecture to fabric.

I started sewing regularly in 2005, after I had received my degree in architecture. Although I adored the design aspect of architecture, I had no desire to move forward in my career with it. So I started to do what I wanted: sew. Although I have no educational background in sewing, I adapted and learned quickly. I inherited my sewing machine from my grandmother in 2000, and had been using it to create clothes, etc, for myself. With my clothes, everything is re-created from something else. I take the unwanted garments from thrift stores, garage sales, etc, and turn them into something more modern, fitted, and fun. As for my bags, they are also created from recycled materials. I rarely buy any new fabric. I love the idea of re-imagining the items that have been forgotten about, and tossed aside.

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  • Melissa Kolb

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Creator

    After receiving my architecture degree in 2005, I realized my desire to design was displaced, and i started sewing.

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