Double tap when you see the scrunched toes of @reaping_joy ’s sweet babe 😍 I love seeing bonnets I’ve forgotten about. This one was made from remnants sent to me by @proverbs31heartringslings and it was a favorite of mine. Cut from her material, discarded because she couldn’t use it, sent to me and given new life as bonnets for all of you.
Reducing textile waste doesn’t have to be upcycling clothing into something else. It can be saving your serger fluff to stuff a stuffed animal, finding vintage curtains for your home instead of buying brand new, taking old t-shirts and turning them into “paper towels” that can be reused. Just as there are so many ways that we can contribute to the waste in this country there are ways to we can back pedal, decrease and make our earth whole again.
I know I talk about how I love turning old textiles into bonnets, but what’s at the core of my business, the reason I HAD to use a set of bedsheets to make Leia a bonnet is because we had no extra money. In a world where we’re urged to consume, buy new and replace things, I want to remind you that there are SO many ways that you can reduce, reuse and recycle. If I didn’t have to use that bedsheet, if I could have just bought a sun hat, or even bought yardage to make her sunbonnet for our camping trip, we may not all be here. It’s hidden gems like that that keep me going in this business. The fact that sitting at some thrift store in our area there could be an old 80s prom dress just screaming to be saved.
In my life I don’t ever like to do things without intention. I make these bonnets to save this world from textile waste, I share to @little_lady_leia to showcase brands we love and I’ve been focusing on @its_april_again to share things about my life that you all seem interested in.
Using this platform to lift others up is always my intention. To share with you guys our daily ups and downs means a lot to me. So, please, tell me something you do daily to reduce waste of any kind. Let’s share our ways 👇🏻♻️