Oct 19, 2017 | By Lourdes Linares
Jul 29, 2010
The Way We Wore, the Los Angeles based high-end vintage boutique is providing incentives to emerging talent, creative artists and customers alike to repurpose vintage clothing that is no longer relevant into one-of-a-kind, unique creations. The effort is designed to spread the word about the rise of textiles as one of the fastest growing sectors in landfills.
According to Los Angeles city estimates, clothing and textile waste accounts for up to 10 percent of refuse in its landfills. Twice a year the boutique places a large selection of vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry on sale for as much as 50 – 70 percent off.
“The sale attracts many creative designers, artists and people in general who can envision a new look for an old piece that’s lost its style relevance yet has other great qualities such as good print, color, noticeable embellishment or fabric,” says Doris Raymond, Vintage Specialist and Proprietor of The Way Wore. “It never ceases to amaze me the amount of incredible things people can make – whether it’s a long gown cut short or a killer statement necklace created from 10 other pieces of jewelry.” The Way We Wore bi-annual sale started July 19th and continues through Sunday, August 15th, so plan your LA vintage pilgrimage soon.
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