100% Handmade in Southern California
All our products on this site are handmade from upcycled clothing, and Deadstock from the fashion industry.
Our Leggings and T-Shirts can be found at
Eco-friendly, California made clothing for the Teacher, Mom, and Artist, someone who needs comfortable clothing made custom and sustainable by keeping clothing out of the landfill. For the conscientious environmentalist who cares about healthy lifestyles for all of personkind.
Working for iconic fashion brands as a Designer/Patternmaker/Technical designer I saw the waste and hard work of many people in the fashion industry almost to everyone’s detriment.
I knew there was another way. One of working with confidence and kindness to those who made the goods throughout every aspect of production from the conception to the moment it lands on someone’s back.
It all started when... I had more clothes than I knew what to do with and nothing to wear.
Living in New York exposes one to the Arts in so many ways that when the creativity of the Deconstruction in fashion movement came on the scene, I first saw it in a show at P.S. 1 art gallery in Queens. Although I, and many others were already making some, I embraced it all out. Twenty years later the upcycling movement has come full circle to the mainstream. It falls under the umbrella of the Slow Fashion movement or sustainable Eco-Fashion. One thing for sure is it is better to have an investment in what we wear. For the people making the quality clothing, the outcome resonates with the person wearing them, giving the wearer a sense of ownership, and individuality.
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, championing Eco-Fashion.
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.
-Mary Colmar, Designer