tie dye beach coverup

(above) Spring is finally here — time to start thinking about the beach … This tie dyed beach coverup is made of a blend of certified organic hemp and cotton jersey. Hand-dyed; $112 from Grateful Thread Organics.

hobo handbag from remnant

(above) From Vintage Chase who specializes in such fabulous things – with ecru and blue chenille, a Renaissance-inspired Hobo carpet bag created with remnant brown leather. Vintage Chase creates great handbags, totes and clutches using recycled vintage materials and end-of-bolt fabrics whenever possible. $195

13 dresses

(above & just below) I just discovered a very interesting crowdsourcing fashion design company – 13 Dresses. The concept: with free registration, members submit their fabric print designs for consideration, other users vote on the styles they like and the best of the best get selected to be used in actual dresses. (more…)