the ROCK STAR of Recycled Apparel since 2006

Asheville, North Carolina 419 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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the ROCK STAR of Recycled Apparel since 2006

Asheville, North Carolina | 419 Sales

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Note from shop owner I have a big holiday market today and I'm taking all the inventory from the shop. Ill reopen tomorrow evening :D Thanks xo Renee

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 18, 2019

I have a big holiday market today and I'm taking all the inventory from the shop. Ill reopen tomorrow evening :D Thanks xo Renee

Renee Hollifield

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Renee Hollifield


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About theChopShopApparel

Sales 419
On Etsy since 2006

All fun! All of the time!

When I was in elementary school, my older cousins used to cut up their concert and band tshirts and make everything from pillows to mini skirts. I mimicked them of course, I've always been a bit of a wild child - sneaking outfits under my clothes so my conservative parents wouldn't see what I was really wearing to school.
When my daughter was born I couldnt stand any of the frilly lacy clothing that was out and back then onesies were just plain, if you want variety you had to make it yourself. Since I was raised by a retired couple on a working farm, I had been sewing, crocheting, canning, cooking my whole life- so, I took some old tshirts and made onesies and some simple dresses and loved them. Once Krystal outgrew wearing handmade clothing I figured I'd sell them and I've been doing that for years, I started on ebay in 2001 with online selling and moved to Etsy in 2006.
Im fearless! I'll try anything to see if it will work. Challenge is everything which is why I dont' buy new tshirts. I only get tshirts from thrift stores, hand me downs and yard sales.

Shop members

  • Me and the Kids

    Production Assistants, Marketer, Shipper

    As a family we work and play together. The kids help me with whatever I need. We all love art, music, roller skating and fresh, organic food. Family Motto: Play as much as possible as often as possible!

  • Renee

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Ive always been fearless and fun loving and i love to create things that are ooak. I hate being like everyone else. As Iris says...when you dont dress like everyone else you dont have to think like everyone else!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 4, 2016
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•. Hi! and WELCOME to the Chop Shop. My name is Renee - I design and make all of the clothes you see here. I am a 40 year old single mother of 3. I have been making boutique clothing for over 20 years and I started recycling tshirts into one of a kind garments over a decade ago. I started selling online on ebay in 2001 and I joined Etsy in 2006.

»-(¯`v´¯)-»My Style is Eclectic»-(¯`v´¯)-»
And my items reflect that. I don't make things that I wouldn't wear!

I love custom orders, they are 60% of my business, so message me!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I am positive you will be elated with your new garment, but if you're not - just return the garment for a refund upon receipt of garment in original condition. I am fully committed to customer service. I love my clients and I want you to be happy!
I accept Paypal, Money Order or Personal Check.

Paypal payments in the form of echecks are considered paid when the echeck has cleared which usually takes 3-4 business days.

Money Order payments are considered paid the Money Order reaches me.

Personal Check payments are considered paid when the actual check has cleared your bank and the funds are in mine.

Because most of the garments are one of a kind - I will not begin construction on your custom garment until the payment is 'paid'.
I use the United States Postal Service for shipping. My default service is Priority with Delivery Confirmation. If you prefer a different method please convo me before purchase!

In my 10+ years of selling online I have never had a problem with shipping within the US and only once with a package to Canada.

I happily ship worldwide via the United States Postal Service. The international rate listed refers to First Class International. The garments are sent to you in a large mailer envelope and shipping can take up to 2-3 weeks. If you prefer I can ship International Priority at a rate of $20.
If you have a bulk order I can ship using the Priority Flat Rate shipping box at a cost of $37.

I will work with you with whatever shipping service and method you prefer, just drop me a line and we can make it happen!
Additional policies and FAQs

I LOVE making custom garments! It's totally my favorite thing to do! Espeically over the top pieces!
Here are the bare bones of my custom garment service:

For a 'Basic' custom (which includes bodice and a layer of ruffles or trim) $55

Traditional Tutu bottom $10

Serged Edge Tutu Bottom $15

Ribbon Edge Tutu bottom $20

Fabric Edge Tutu Bottom $25

Additional Layers of ruffles and/or trims $5

Priority shipping is $6

If you are interested in working with me to create a one of a kind custom garment.. Send me a message and we will discuss details! If you'd like to see examples of custom garments take a look at photos on my facebook page at I have hundreds of tshirts that I've collected from thrift stores to make recycled customs from and I have access to almost any fabric for boutique customs!

Convo me here or email me at chopshoprecycled at gmail