Turning the world more FABULOUS, one garment at a time

* One of a Kind
* Hand Made
* 99% Repurposed

Designed and made by Tamara Embrey in Riverdale, Maryland.

I like that recycling fabric is good for the planet; I also like that these natural fibers are gorgeous to touch, and are able to live long lives. But what I really love about working with recycled materials is that the fiber has a  “memory”. What I mean by that is, the fiber is able to “remember”, not just its former shape and function (as the sleeve of a sweater, a pocket, a collar…), but the fabric retains some of the personality and essence, not just of its former life as a sweater, but of the person who once wore—and perhaps loved—it.  Add to this my own intervention and reshaping --a sleeve becomes the side of a skirt or a flounce on a jacket; a pocket becomes part of a hat or the petals of a flower—and you have layers of intentions…memories…meanings. 

Tamara Embrey @ Torpedo Factory