Sometimes the Cosmos gives you a little gift, such as when your blog day rolls around and you’ve been too busy to think about it much. Then, your Threads newsletter comes to your e-box and saves you!
It was a bit of welcome serendipity, in the truest sense, because the theme for (most of) my posts will be repurposing, upcycling, destashing (insert your own buzzword here). The focus of the Threads story was Substance, a boutique in Columbus, Ohio, that features sustainable clothing, including a quarterly line of repurposed garments from their Design Lab™ Collection. What they do is really cool, because they use the fabric from their discontinued and overstock styles to create new pieces, designed by their own in-house team. It’s very inspiring to read about their innovative and eco-sensitive approach to garment production, and it makes me think about ways to refashion some of the pieces in my own wardrobe.
Another little bit of remarkable serendipity: When I was struggling to write my post, I was in the midst of planning a trip to Columbus for The National NeedleArts Association fall show. (More about that next month.) And here’s the last bit of magic—I bought a dress at Substance two years ago, when I also attended TNNA.
Doesn’t the shop have a great vibe? I am really loving the Floral Fete II gown from the current Design Lab™ collection. I hope I get a chance to visit the shop when I’m in town….