Katya the Intern again with another installment of my DIY eco series (see the other posts here, here, and here) This time we’re looking at the world of wearables, and while there are a lot of options to dress fabulously and be kind to the Earth, we’re focusing on the recycled DIY….the recycling and remaking of necklaces, shoes and even (gasp!) clothes. If you’re not feeling the most crafty, but still want to be a bit more green, there are a lot of shops around the web (Etsy is a good starting point) that specialize in Earth-friendly and renewable resources. Vintage and secondhand shops are perfect for reusing wearables and tend to be less expensive to boot.
Some of these projects involve sewing, but many can be easily accomplished with hand stitching in lieu of a sew machine. Others don’t take much more than some glue, spray paint and the ability to cannibalize some of your own worn out wardrobe.
1. Fabric Scrap Button Necklaces from Very Purple Person2. Mens Shirt Refashion from Sewing Princess3. T-Shirt Belt from This Old Dress4. Total Shoe Redo from Grosgrain
5. Jersey Necklaces from IS-LY6. Recycled Ruffle Tank from Craftopia7. Scrap Bow Belt from Tilly and the Buttons8. Book Beads from The Smallest Forest
9. Scrap Flower Pin Template from Argot10. No Measure T-Shirt Skirt from Analog Me11. Curler into Cuff by P.S. I Made This12. Yo Yo Necklace from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!