100% upcycled bags and accessories

Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada


Mfb couturière et bricoleuse

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Mfb couturière et bricoleuse


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5 out of 5 stars

About OBSOLETEbymfb

Sales 13
On Etsy since 2020

Helping people recycle what's OBSOLETE

My brand OBSOLETE focuses on 100% upcycled creations. In search of an environmentally friendly way of creating handbags and accessories, upcycling seemed the best way for me to contribute. The fashion industry is responsible for a huge amount of global pollution, it’s very hard to know if the fabric that you’re buying is truly environmentally friendly and if it is, is it ethically manufactured? So rather than encourage the production of more textiles, zippers, buttons and more, I go thrifting for scrap fabrics from other creators, local individuals selling items from grandma’s old sewing room or in the home section of thrift stores. I have given myself the challenge of exclusively using materials that have already served one purpose and giving them a second life before they end up in our landfills. This mindset goes as deep as the thread I’m using on my sewing machine! Every item is unique since I often only have enough of one fabric scrap to make one or two alike.

The packaging used to ship are either poly-mailers (100% recycled, recyclable and/or reusable after use) or upcycled carboard boxes. Inside you may find kraft paper, bubble wrap or other stuffing materials, I assure you these are also upcycled from packages I have received from personal purchases, rather than throw them away, I prefer to repurpose them in my own packaging before it goes to waste.

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  • Marie-France


    I work part-time in a local shop and the rest of the week I'm sewing in my workshop at home! I put care into what I create and encourage slow & sustainable fashion <3

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