“Being a maker, an art student in general, you want to be aware of materials, of the environment.”
Most people, she said, ignore the details of everyday things, “but artists look at those things and ask, ‘Why? How can I change that and how will it impact it?’”
It was that thinking that made
When she was home over a school break, she asked her mom to teach her how to do so — and through trial and error and more than 25 hours later, she had a jacket. Upcycle Outerwear was born.
Seeking to challenge “fast fashion” and wasteful means of production, Upcycle Outerwear is a new philosophy of clothing design, recycling
She hopes to get people to rethink
“Someone once told me, and I like it, ‘an artist is an amateur inventor,’ and I think that’s really true.”