Friday, February 25, 2011

Reclaimed and Upcycled

Here's another 'new' tote.

The handle material was reclaimed form a local belt factory that went out of business. The same place where the red patent leather bands on the 'Look at Me' tote came from in the previous post. Both totes are available here.

Good news, the old belt factory building was reclaimed and upcycled, too. It's been restored and revamped into The Invisible Dog Art Center. They always have interesting events going on: art openings, plays, open studios. Definitely worth a visit if your in the neighborhood.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Look At Me!

Say hello to my latest addition. It''s a kind of 'Cat in the Hat' don't take me too seriously tote.

Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how.
-Dr. Seuss from The Cat in the Hat

More details on this recycled sail tote here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Feeling the Love

West Elm, the modern furniture and decor company has teamed up with Etsy to feature some of their favorite Etsy sellers in this Springs catalog. And lookie there: they choose to feature a Reiter8 upcycled sail tote! The tote didn't make the Spring catalog, but has made their website (pictured above) and is listed as a favorite on West Elm's Etsy profile.

More about the collaboration on West Elms website under the 'We Love' tab.

The tote featured is available in my shop on Etsy.

A few of my favorites who are also featured:

Rick Griggs

Roadside Photographs

Chalk Chalk

Ground Work

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Thank You Totes

I'm often asked 'Where do you get your sails?' I have a donation program. When someone donates their sail, they get a tote or a pair of pillows upcycled from their sail in return.

Here are the latest 'Thank You' bags from a recent donation. I love how worn the logo is - crisp blue weathered to a perfect crackle!