Born and bred San Franciscan Michelle Threadgould and her aunt Margarita Lopez come together as the beautiful minds behind local furniture and jewelry line Scorpion Sisters. Inspired by imperfection, the Scorpion Sisters give new life to reclaimed materials by turning them into jewelry, art and furniture designs that are fast becoming a must-haves among Bay Area fans of upcycled luxuries.
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: make your own recycled fashion statement for a song with the new Piece X Piece and McCall’s Tunic pattern, $9.66, which will land those with sewing chops a versatile tank based on the San Francisco label’s eco-friendly designs.
Eco-friendly San Francisco fashion source Piece X Piece is offering a special holiday shopping deal: 50 percent off anything from the online shop through Dec. 20, 2011, when you use the discount code pxp4me at checkout.
Little known fact about me: I love shopping at thrift stores and garage sales. Some may think this gross, or beneath them, but I see it as a challenge, a game to find the best look for the least amount of money. Say you only had $20 to your name, and a date with a boy that night. Your closet has seen better days. What do you do?
If long since forgotten, hopelessly out-of-style leather jackets have a hero, it’s certain to be Shannon South, the San Francisco-based designer behind ReMade USA, whose leather handbags made from cast-off jackets have given fans of eco-friendly fashion a solution to their incurable leather obsessions.