Julie Ghatan for Second City Style Magazine
With recent environmental developments brewing concern among the eco-conscious and speculation among the rest of the world, it’s no wonder that designers are resorting to vintage materials to offset today’s disposable goods.
The boom of DIY-related television shows, magazines, and websites
equipped a growing population of creative folk with the tools necessary
to see beyond the vinyl records, junk-store chains, and old hardback
books while our style and our environment reaped the benefits.
Because such designers are using repurposed materials, chances are that the awesome accessory or garment you purchase will be one-of-a-kind.
And because these materials are coming from thrift stores, yard sales,
and sidewalks, you can feel good knowing that the piece you’re wearing
saved one man’s trash from becoming one man’s addition to an