The Create + Restore Brand

Dallas, Texas

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Last updated on Oct 14, 2020

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Kara Richardson

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Kara Richardson


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About reCREATable

Sales 33
On Etsy since 2016

Stylish. Sustainable. Affordable Living.

I have come to realize that although my mom and I founded The Create + Restore Brand in 2013, it has taken seven years to develop into the business it's become today. Amazing, isn’t it?

The idea for The Create + Restore Brand came in 2013 while redecorating my son’s room. We had lots of vision, but with a small budget, we had to use some creativity. I added a fresh coat of paint, re-purposed furniture we already had, and shopped for both new and second-hand pieces at local thrift stores. What we created was a great room with great style that didn’t break the bank. We decided that was something everyone deserved.

The Create + Restore Brand started as a home decorating service, so the transition to selling vintage happened naturally. Truthfully, I was finding more cool vintage pieces than we were getting decorating clients! During my shopping trips, I started to become more conscious of how much excess our culture lives with. After all, going to estate sales and thrift stores every week will allow you see how much stuff people hold on to. And unfortunately, not all of those items end up sold. It was then that I decided that The Create + Restore Brand needed to be a part of a solution that allowed great used items to get a second life instead of ending up in landfills and negatively affecting our environment.

We started off selling vintage home décor, then moved into selling vintage clothing and accessories. Now, we up-cycle items, repurposing fabrics to make new pieces, and create beautifully hand-sketched artwork.

reCreatable is our Etsy shop for handmade and recreated clothing, accessories and home decor, as well as our artwork division, A. Jett Art & Illustrations. Visit for Not Your Mama's Vintage by The Create + Restore Brand, our vintage shop. To shop Zo's Baked Goods, our selection of natural, locally-sourced baked goods, read our sustainable blog posts, or donate your used denim and tees, visit

Shop members

  • Kara Richardson

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Kara is an American retail entrepreneur that also designs, recycles and reuses clothing into turns them into updated, trendy clothes, home goods and accessories.

  • Althie Richardson

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Althie is an American fashion illustrator and artist with a degree in fashion design. A retail store manager for more than 35 years, Althie has extensive knowledge of merchandising and operations.

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Last updated on Oct 12, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Are your products handmade?

Yes, we make sustainable products in our home in Texas using new and repurposed materials. Some of our items are made from scratch. Others are altered from original designs. All of our items have approximate measurements in their descriptions so that you can get a feel for its size.

Are your products organic?

Unless we list an item that we make as organic, it's safe to say that it isn't. Our goal has always been to keep usable goods out of our landfills. Because of this mantra, not all of our items are going to be 100% organic. However, we always try to make an item better than it was before, so we will include organic and natural materials in our design when possible.

What kind of products do you make?

We make clothing, accessories and home décor for people who value a sustainable lifestyle. We aim to make products that are not only good naturally, but that help people eliminate opportunities for waste (i.e. plastic).

We've noticed that you make a lot of things with denim. Why is that?

Because denim is one of the most polluting fabrics made. It's harm to the environment starts from the point that the fabric is grown (when cotton is grown using unsafe practices) and continues when they're thrown away. We've chosen to find unique ways to make use of this fabric to keep it out of our landfills.

Do you customize or make custom orders?

I'm sorry, but we do not customize or make custom orders at this time.

Do you offer wholesale?

We don't offer wholesale at this time, but who knows-maybe in the future!