SaladBowlDress keeps unwanted clothing from the landfill. It is a deconstructed hand tailored sustainable clothing line made from leftovers.
It all started when...
I had more clothes than I knew what to do with and nothing to wear.
Working my whole adult life in the fashion industry as a Designer/Patternmaker/Technical Designer for iconic fashion brands is where I learned the skills.
The creativity afforded by the deconstruction movement lead me to become an Artwear Artist. My work made its way into art exhibits while I sold my wares at Artisinal Craft Shows, and Museum Gift Shops. I became an expert on recycled fashion and was asked to judge contests and the like.
Always being enterprising, the scraps from cutting things up are used for collaged pillows, table runners , and slip covers. Hence, the Home Goods were born. The Bowl (the vessel, the home interiors) in Salad Bowl Dress.
We are sustainable by keeping unwanted clothes out of the landfill. I see making and refurbishing our wardrobe as a better way to express ourselves, more original, and gives the ability to explore your true style.
Participation in artisanal craft fairs:
The Gypsy Sisters
The Melrose Trading Post
The Great Park Farmers Market
Claremont Farmers and Artisanal Markets
La Verne Fresh Farmers Markets
The Muckenthaler craft fairs
Scripps College Holiday Boutiques
Coastline Community College artisanal craft fairs
Long Beach Green Long Beach Fashion Show and Fair
Mission Viejo Imagination Days
San Juan Capistrano Art Fair Saturdays
The Fullerton College Craft Fair
The Ocean Charter School craft fairs
The Brea Nutcracker Suite craft fairs
Etsy LA emporium
The Museum of Art and History gift store Lancaster, CA
Mageco Fullerton, CA
the DA museum gift store Pamona, CA
CAFAM museum store LA, CA
Olive’s Very Vintage Brooklyn, NY