I've been meaning to come back to this for a long, long, very unnecessarily LONG time. I have been neglecting my blogging schedule, for a life of winter hibernation and crafts-making. Which, isn't really the worst way to spend -30 degree days, nevertheless, I have decidedly sat my derrière down in front of this endless screen of information we call, a computer.
So, here I am, with good news, I did not waste away my life for the past months... years? How long has it been? No, really, how long has it been?
I have taken up quite a chunk of my time for the good of the world, one small recycling step at a time.
I would like to introduce you to, ahem, drums please, my first ever clothing line!!! (Hold the applause).
This should cause some anger in people from all over the world, after all, we only have one mother earth, one place to live and to nurture future generations of earthly caretakers. This is hard to get across to a majority of people, since the media bombards us with brainwashing information everyday, ads that make us always want more and never be quite satisfied with our belongings or with ourselves. That is the secret of marketing, and what keeps you frivolously putting your hard earned money right into mass corporations' dirty pockets.
Now, I know that slowly, a global awakening is happening to these kinds of attacks to people and to nature, but that may not be fast enough for us to fix the vast damages we have already induced.
Vintage clothes and thrifting have become popular options within a younger generation, looking for out of the box (or out of the mall) styles to incorporate into their wardrobes. Shopping vintage is great, for the most part, the clothes from 20+ years ago are a lot better quality for about the same price as something you would pick up at a mass retailer. They are unique, one of a kind pieces. And most importantly, saving wonderful articles from ending up in landfills, which cover up so much of our beautiful earth already, is amazingly helpful to the environment!
Thus, I have started my own line of eco-friendly upcyled clothing, for those who cannot find vintage clothing that fits properly, doesn't have terrible shoulder-pads, or simply vintage never fits their personal style. For this process, I rescue clothing from locals who would like to get rid of clothes and would like to donate them to me, from thrift stores where the more undesirable pieces do not sell, and from vintage liquidation sales. Then, I alter, re-purpose, dye or hand paint the clothing to give it a modern look and voila! (Now you may applaud)
I give you all the birth of BOHEMIO on Etsy.
Please shop conciously: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BOHEMIOStore