I create clothing for the average-sized* human, drawing inspiration from fantasy, whimsy, and the power of the human body. I focus on comfort, functionality, and stimulating the imagination.
I am committed to a smarter, healthier, more efficient planet, and believe that small efforts can have big impacts. I design and produce handmade products from as many upcycled materials as possible, including the packaging! Over 15 Million tons of textiles per year are discarded in landfills in America alone, and I plan to help by spreading the word and inspiring people to change the way they think about buying clothing and accessories through my designs. I source my materials from Goodwill, yard sales, Estates, family, friends, and people like you! (Please contact me if you'd like to donate.^) Saving items from places like these keep them out of the landfill or from being shipped overseas, where they hurt local markets that cannot compete. Instead of spending the carbon it takes to move so much material, I'd like to give it a new life, and a whole new purpose right here. Help me, your planet, and local communities including your own by buying less brand new and more upcycled, recycled, or used! Get started with 10% off my Etsy with code: "SMALLEFFORTS"
*Most commercial women's clothing is made on size 2-8 fit models, or 18+ for plus sizes, and then the garments are graded (sized up or down) from there, leaving curvy bodies in the 10-16 range falling through the cracks. The clothing isn't made for our body style, it's just sized so that we can fit into it. I design my clothing for size 12-14, and then change the size from there, designing for a curvier, more average body style.
^If you have used unwanted clothing, especially if unwearable (holes, rips, etc.), please consider donating to RF to be reused and given a second life!
Alterations to clothing you already own, from hemming to redesigning. I can help make your current wordrobe work, instead of buying brand new, saving you money.
We can start from "scratch," drape, or knock off a garment, personalizing it your way.
I can help bring your shoot, set, or other creative process to life! Let me help you with posing and giving your shots or set a polished touch!
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