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March 2024 #RETHINKtrash Collection

March 2024 #RETHINKtrash Collection

The following are the list of CLEAN damaged/unwanted garments/supplies I am able to accept for upcycling at RETHINK Tailoring:

-Cotton sheet/duvet covers
-Leggings/t-shirts
-Jeans (all colors including white and black) and khakis/corduroys
-Blazers
-Fabric (no tiny scraps for now)
-Yarn

If you have something, just e-mail us at info@rethinktailoring.com or text 612-876-7978 so I can control the incoming pace of donations. If you have something you think I could use but is not on this list, please email me!

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November 2023 #RETHINKtrash Collection

November 2023 #RETHINKtrash Collection

The following are the list of CLEAN damaged/unwanted garments/supplies I am able to accept for upcycling at RETHINK Tailoring: -Winter Jackets/snowpants-Sweatshirts/Sweatpants-Sleeping Bags-Sweaters (shrunken sweaters also accepted)-blazers-leggings-Jeans (all colors including white and black) and khakis/corduroys If you have something, just e-mail us at info@rethinktailoring.com or text 612-876-7978 so I can control…

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January 2023 #RETHINKTrashTalk

Since having to scale things back at the shop, my collection list is going to be a bit smaller until upcycled design sales pick back up again. Also, if you would rather have your items fixed or learn how to do it yourself, I can also help with that–just email info@rethinktailoring.com about your project and your timeline!

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December #rethinktrashtalk

December #rethinktrashtalk

The following are the list of CLEAN damaged/unwanted garments/supplies we are able to accept for upcycling at RETHINK Tailoring. If you have something, just e-mail us at info@rethinktailoring.com so we can control the incoming pace of donations: -T-shirts (good condition and damaged condition)-Jeans (all colors) and khakis-Leggings-sequined/tulle garments-Sweaters (with holes=even…

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November #rethinktrashtalk

November #rethinktrashtalk

The following are the list of CLEAN damaged/unwanted garments/supplies we are able to accept for upcycling at RETHINK Tailoring. If you have something, just e-mail us at info@rethinktailoring.com so we can control the incoming pace of donations: -T-shirts (good condition and damaged condition)-Jeans (all colors) and khakis-Leggings-sequined/tulle garments-Sweaters (with holes=even…

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RETHINK hand-me-downs

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When you want to update one of your mom’s old outfits.
Victoria had this awesome two-piece hand-me-down from her mother. The color was darling and the lace details were exquisite , but all of it together was a bit too much. She felt like something had to go.

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Origin of The Upcycler

Founder of RETHINK Kristen McCoy
Twelve years ago I made the decision that if I was going to be in the fashion industry, an industry I knew encouraged disposable clothing you had to rebuy every season and pieces often made from fibers that won’t decompose, that I needed to find another way…

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Vintage Suit Revamp for Jalyn

When you find an awesome vintage suit but it’s a bit too big…

Jalyns suit revamp before and after

Jalyn Rose found this awesome vintage suit on ebay but it was a bit too big for her. She wanted it oversized, but the sleeves were too big and the pants were much too long…

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A Need to RETHINK Polyester

As I’ve been collecting more damaged clothes from the community for upcycling, I’ve been wanting to experiment with harvesting a garment, turning it into a new textile, and then making a design from that.
Old sweater from the closet revamp

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Shortcuts Seam Smart Sometimes

When you want that oversized blazer look, but not quite THAT oversized.

recutting the shoulders on a blazer by break the rules
Nicole found this blazer Goodwill and knew it had potential. She wanted the oversized blazer look, but this was a little too oversized for her frame. The shoulder caps were hanging off of her shoulders, the chest had a bit of a fold, and the back was baggy…

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Making an Heirloom Work for You

When you get a family hand-me-down that you love but it’s way too big. This dress had previously belonged to Laura’s partner’s grandmother. She was a very tall woman and Laura is petite, so the neck and shoulders were just hanging off of her. We raised the shoulders (a lot)…

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Vintage Dress Modernization

When you find a great vintage dress that you want to modernize. This vintage dress had so much potential, but it was a lot of fabric. I started off by removing the sleeves and neck ruffles, and cut the dress in half–say goodbye, elastic!! I redraped the skirt with a…

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Big, Loud Sweater to Just Right

When you have a family heirloom sweater that doesn’t quite fit. Laura brought in this fun sweater that her partner’s grandmother hand-knit. As you can see, it was quite large for her. She originally thought it might be a lost cause, especially since while it was so big, the colors…

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