threadsofchange

Threads of Change

California, United States · 174 Sales

threadsofchange

Threads of Change

California, United States 174 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(58)

Announcement   My current passion is combining vintage and world fabrics with antique clasps and decorative hardware. Each design is a re-imagined piece of history. I design and create all the pieces you see.

The beautiful handpainted mud cloth comes from Mali; the vibrant wax prints come from Ghana; the vintage bark cloth comes from Hawaii, and I'm also incorporating fabrics from India and beyond. My vintage hardware has been found in Hollywood estate sales, consignment shops and attics.

Please visit my website: www.threadsofchange.com
Follow me on Twitter: @threadsofchange

I've been featured in: InStyle Magazine, shoprumor.com, celebritystyleguide.com, boutiquetoyou.com and many more...

Please join the Threads of Change mailing list! Simply "convo" me with your email address.

Thanks for stopping by!

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 21, 2016

My current passion is combining vintage and world fabrics with antique clasps and decorative hardware. Each design is a re-imagined piece of history. I design and create all the pieces you see.

The beautiful handpainted mud cloth comes from Mali; the vibrant wax prints come from Ghana; the vintage bark cloth comes from Hawaii, and I'm also incorporating fabrics from India and beyond. My vintage hardware has been found in Hollywood estate sales, consignment shops and attics.

Please visit my website: www.threadsofchange.com
Follow me on Twitter: @threadsofchange

I've been featured in: InStyle Magazine, shoprumor.com, celebritystyleguide.com, boutiquetoyou.com and many more...

Please join the Threads of Change mailing list! Simply "convo" me with your email address.

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura Pursell

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Laura Pursell

Vegan Hipster Bag
US$65.00
African Biker Bag
US$65.00
Wax Print Clutch Purse
US$50.00
Cell phone sleeve - African swirl print
US$20.00
Cosmetic bag, makeup pouch - vintage silk
US$30.00
Cosmetic case
US$25.00
Cosmetic/toiletry bag - Mid-century print
US$30.00
Toiletry Bag - vintage fabric exterior
US$35.00
Wood frame clutch/purse/African fabric
US$80.00
Wax Print Clutch Purse
US$50.00
Leather Clock Clutch
US$65.00
Wax Print Cocktail Napkins
US$20.00
Kite Print Weekender Bag
US$110.00
Reversible Placemats - priced individually
US$20.00
Leather Clock Clutch
US$65.00
Wooden frame clutch/African fabric
US$80.00
Tribal Figures iPad Case/Clutch
US$70.00
Vintage swirl wax print iPad Case/Clutch
US$60.00
Wood frame evening clutch/vintage iridescence
US$65.00
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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(58)
Tara Klausen

Tara Klausen on Feb 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just love it!! The leather is amazing!!

musicmanmuz5

musicmanmuz5 on Dec 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this custom made bag for my daughter as a Chrismas gift and she really loves it. I ordered it very close to Christmas and the maker created it and shipped it in good time. Thanks, r

drdonnashambleyebron

drdonnashambleyebron on Nov 1, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This item is beautifully made and protects my Macbook Air in stylish ethnic fashion. The first case did not fit, but Laura quickly made another one for me that fit perfectly. Everything was shipped promptly.

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About

Old World Textiles meet New World Functionality

Threads of Change was started in 2010, based on the idea of harnessing creative passions and actually making a difference somewhere in the world. I was drawn to the colorful, graphically bold fabrics of Africa, so I set out to design products that were functional, yet completely one-of-a-kind. Every piece of mud cloth or wax print fabric you see in the shop comes from Africa (the mud cloth from Mali, the wax prints from Ghana), and I'm now incorporating vintage fabrics and unique textiles from all over the world. No two pieces are alike, and everything is handmade in Los Angeles. My aim is to combine old world textiles with new world functionality.

A percentage of my sales goes directly to the Manya Krobo Queen Mothers Association in Ghana. The Queen Mothers are a non-profit group of women, descendants of chiefs, who serve the women and children in the Manya Krobo region of Ghana. These amazing women identify potential orphans in the region and provide a matriarchal and educational role, removing them from an orphanage situation and into a home atmosphere. These children eventually become their own. I am proud to support this wonderful group of women.

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  • Laura Pursell

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    A seamstress since childhood, Laura started Threads of Change in 2010, and her work and accomplishments have been featured in InStyle Magazine, Stitch Magazine, and Celebrity Style Guide. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 4, 2011
Welcome to Threads of Change. All of our materials come from Ghana and Mali. Ours vision is to combine old world style with new world functionality, while helping women and children in Ghana. We like to think we add a little heart and soul to digital gadget gear and accessories.

We support the Manya Krobo Queen Mothers Association, a local non profit organization located in the Manya Krobo region of Ghana. The queen mothers, actual descendants of tribal chiefs, identify potential orphans in their area and and take on the responsibility of personally caring for and educating these children.

Materials from Africa are shipped to us, and all products are designed and created by hand in California. A percentage of every purchase goes back to The Queen Mothers.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
We accept Paypal, personal checks, and money orders. Paypal preferred.
Shipping
Ground shipping via USPS, unless otherwise indicated or preferred. Contact us if you have a rush order, or if you desire tracking information. This will affect our shipping rates, which we try to keep as low as possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will exchange any item which is received damaged.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have a particular device or computer case that doesn't quite work with what we have...convo us! We now do custom orders.