Welcome and thank you for checking my site out!!
About me: RELoved by Kerri Rickard has been UPcyclying and making cool shtuff for over 20+ years now. I started out making clothes for myself in high school out of necessity because I had to grow up in a family that was just scraping by. Being a bigger chick-- I didn't have much of a choice where to shop and the places I could weren't affordable to my family. So, a sewing machine, bleach and fabric paint, became my necessary tools to recraft clothing I owned. Plus, I needed to give my Hawaiiian shirt phase a rest. A Gen X'er raised by a tough and creative single Mom and a toy/wrestling obsessed, cool brother. Other people and friends were really digging what I was making so, I started setting up at pop-up shows around town and things took off from there. I also grew up working concession stands all my life. For over 60 years-- my Mom's family has created, owned and operated concession stands. So, my need to travel is in my blood! I love meeting new folks that dig my shtuff in different areas--that's a real treat for me!!
My Mission: For over 20 years now, (whew! I can't believe that much time has gone by!) I believe in fun and UPCYCLED fashion. Sure we all love new clothes but, aren't our favorite go-to's the worn-in clothes? They're soft, funky, have a stain here or a hole there...but we still love them. These new-to-you re-stylings are a reflection of what I love and how our generations are learning to UPcycle vintage clothing. Doing our part to keep clothing from making their way to landfills and reducing our carbon footprint.
Since brand new apparel can be pricey--not have quite the character/quality we want, this is what I do: I scour vintage stores far and wide or accept donations of used clothing-- then, re-purpose and up-cycle some forgotten, at-the-end-of-the-line clothing, giving them another chance to be your favorite clothes again. So, here's to all the influencers, hipsters, and eco-conscience trend-setters. This is what I LOVE and I hope you do too.
Each piece of my custom apparel is a one-of-a-kind. So, just like you, it's an original. Some items are screen printed at my family's business---Pat-t-Shirt (still in business since 1977), stitched, embellished, shredded, weaved, dyed or re-purposed to give an item that was tossed aside-- new life!
I love this idea of re-purposing/upcycling and doing my part to help save the environment by making the old, pret-a-porte once again!
If you have any specific questions regarding measurements--please feel free to ask.
These are AS-IS items and are non-returnable nor refundable. Thank you very much for looking!