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(Right leg) By deconstructing garments to their original state, it exposes the humanity of the material, as well as the laborer. These deconstructed parts become the textiles I use to create new work. The pants you see above, have an additional step of catharsis involved. The garments being exposed are that of ex boyfriends’ - seams torn apart, pocket lint removed, and tangled threads pulled away. Like these jeans, relationships leave marks on us, but rather than seeing the material as waste, exhibiting the rawness of what it once was, redeems us and allows us to be made into something even more intricate and beautiful than before. . . . #redeemed #repurposed #repurposedjeans #repurposeddenim #denim #exposed #exposeddenim #jeans #pants #upcycled #upcycleddenim #upcycledjeans #recycled #recycleddenim #recycledjeans #madeinLA #madinusa #handmade #imadethis #truecost #fashionrevolution #catharsis #therapy #fashiontherapy #exboyfriend #breakups #relationships #nowaste at As We Dwell

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By deconstructing garments to their original state, it exposes the humanity of the material, as well as the laborer. These deconstructed parts become the textiles I use to create new work. The pants you see above, have an additional step of catharsis involved. The garments being exposed are that of ex boyfriends’ - seams torn apart, pocket lint removed, and tangled threads pulled away. Like these jeans, relationships leave marks on us, but rather than seeing the material as waste, exhibiting the rawness of what it once was, redeems us and allows us to be made into something even more intricate and beautiful than before. . . . #redeemed #repurposed #repurposedjeans #repurposeddenim #denim #exposed #exposeddenim #jeans #pants #upcycled #upcycleddenim #upcycledjeans #recycled #recycleddenim #recycledjeans #madeinLA #madinusa #handmade #imadethis #truecost #fashionrevolution #catharsis #therapy #fashiontherapy #exboyfriend #breakups #relationships #nowaste at As We Dwell

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(Left leg) By deconstructing garments to their original state, it exposes the humanity of the material, as well as the laborer. These deconstructed parts become the textiles I use to create new work. The pants you see above, have an additional step of catharsis involved. The garments being exposed are that of ex boyfriends’ - seams torn apart, pocket lint removed, and tangled threads pulled away. Like these jeans, relationships leave marks on us, but rather than seeing the material as waste, exhibiting the rawness of what it once was, redeems us and allows us to be made into something even more intricate and beautiful than before. . . . #redeemed #repurposed #repurposedjeans #repurposeddenim #denim #exposed #exposeddenim #jeans #pants #upcycled #upcycleddenim #upcycledjeans #recycled #recycleddenim #recycledjeans #madeinLA #madinusa #handmade #imadethis #truecost #fashionrevolution #catharsis #therapy #fashiontherapy #exboyfriend #breakups #relationships #nowaste at As We Dwell

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This is Mimi, she is a refugee from Burma. She makes traditional Burmese garments for her community in Charlotte. While I was there she made me this beautiful traditional top and skirt! All the fabric she uses is from her country and she makes everything right in her home while taking care of her two babies. A true woman of inspiration 🌸

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Continuing forward and fixing her mistakes was worth it because Sujita walked away with three finished garments this month 🙌🏼 see these pants in their finished form in the last post! #perserverance #teaching #sewing #makeyourownclothes at Project 658

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Meet Sujita, she grew up as a refugee in Nepal. When she was 13 her family came to Charlotte NC. I had the privilege to teach her this past month! With her eagerness to learn and her hard working spirit she completed her first three garments! She made the tshirt and matching pants you see in this photo. But it doesn't stop there she also made a pair of shorts. So proud of you @sujiita_adhikari ❤️💫🌸

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Sorry for the tee repeat but I am trying to start clearly communicating with all of you my process and vision. By deconstructing lost/donated garments, I want to use their past plus their future as ammunition against the wasteful consumer mentality. My hope is that people learn the importance of investing in quality work that is invaluable because of the meaningful stories it allows people to share. It is never to late to take your disregarded clothes and give them new meaning. If you have any garments you are holding on to but never wear, together we can change that! . . . #madeinla #laartsdistrict #lalakers #lakers #lebronjames #23 #cobybryant #24 #nba #ballislife #losangeles #upcycledclothing #recycle #shopsmarter #basketball #NBA #hoops #california #coby #bryant #kanyewest #deconstructed #repurposed #restored #brown @lakers at As We Dwell

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Sorry for the tee repeat but I am trying to start clearly communicating with all of you my process and vision. By deconstructing lost/donated garments, I want to use their past plus their future as ammunition against the wasteful consumer mentality. My hope is that people learn the importance of investing in quality work that is invaluable because of the meaningful stories it allows people to share. It is never to late to take your disregarded clothes and give them new meaning. If you have any garments you are holding on to but never wear, together we can change that! . . . #madeinla #laartsdistrict #lalakers #lakers #lebronjames #23 #cobybryant #24 #nba #ballislife #losangeles #upcycledclothing #recycle #shopsmarter #basketball #NBA #hoops #california #coby #bryant #kanyewest #deconstructed #repurposed #restored #brown at As We Dwell

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Sorry for the tee repeat but I am trying to start clearly communicating with all of you my process and vision. By deconstructing lost/donated garments, I want to use their past plus their future as ammunition against the wasteful consumer mentality. My hope is that people learn the importance of investing in quality work that is invaluable because of the meaningful stories it allows people to share. It is never to late to take your disregarded clothes and give them new meaning. If you have any garments you are holding on to but never wear, together we can change that! . . . #madeinla #laartsdistrict #lalakers #lakers #lebronjames #23 #cobybryant #24 #nba #ballislife #losangeles #upcycledclothing #recycle #shopsmarter #basketball #NBA #hoops #california #coby #bryant #kanyewest #deconstructed #repurposed #restored #brown at As We Dwell

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Thank you @stirred.fried for not throwing out your old t-shirts and allowing me to create a new story for you to wear. If you are like Lester and have memorable pieces you don't want to throw out, let me renew them for you! . . #madeinamerica #madeinla #laartsdistrict #aswedwell #nike #swoosh #sports #upcycled #recycled #repurposed #clothing #tshirts #tiedye at As We Dwell

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Thank you Lester for not throwing out your old t-shirts and allowing me to create a new story for you to wear. If you are like Lester and have memorable pieces you don't want to throw out, let me renew them for you! . . . #madeinamerica #madeinla #laartsdistrict #aswedwell #nike #swoosh #sports #upcycled #recycled #repurposed #clothing #tshirts #tiedye at As We Dwell

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Thank you Lester for not throwing out your old t-shirts and allowing me to create a new story for you to wear. If you are like Lester and have memorable pieces you don't want to throw out, let me renew them for you! . . #madeinamerica #madeinla #laartsdistrict #aswedwell #nike #swoosh #sports #upcycled #recycled #repurposed #clothing #tshirts #tiedye at As We Dwell

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