Trashion team spotlight Interview: .tomate d'épingles.

Shop name:
.tomate d’épingles.

Shop address:

In a nutshell:
Combining vintage, recycled, retro and new materials into unique creations, the quirky handmade jewelry and accessories of .tomate d epingles. will surprise you!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
We are Isabelle and Guylaine of Québec, Canada.
We are sisters and we share the same love for fun jewelry, luscious vintage components and eco-friendly conscience!

Trashion materials:
Vintage buttons, vintage leather, vintage jewelry that we take apart and re-assemble differently, various found objects

I transform them into:
Jewelry and accessories, paper goods
How do you do it?
We spend a lot of time thrifting, flea-marketing, designing... and then starts the creating. All that is made with a smile and sometimes, a martini ;)

What inspired you to do this and why are you involved in trashion?
As long as we can remember we have been eco-conscious, and in love with old objects that have a history.

Do you remember the first thing you made using the trashion concept? What was it?
No, but it was most probably a piece of jewelry :)
What are your current projects and what is on the horizon?
Right now, we have a new summer collection of vintage button jewelry, and we are preparing a new collection of seashell jewelry for the end of the summer… in fall, we have a new line of fabric accessories to unveil!

Why should people buy handmade, and buy from trashion?
Handmade is almost always of better quality, more time and love and care went into the creation… Trashion is a perfect match between handmade items and eco-conscious behaviours… we strongly believe in re-using before purchasing… so many things are available to us, why not take advantage of them?
.tomate d'épingles.
Combining vintage, recycled, retro and new materials into unique creations!
Recycled jewelry? How eco-chic!

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