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4/08/2011

Feature Me Friday: Fashion Green T-bags

This week we feature Fashion Green T-bags.
Linda comes to us from Kent, Ohio.
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Who is Fashion Green T Bags?
I'm a 52 year-old retired teacher, a mother and a wife. I value my family and friends above all else and I try to make a positive difference in the world. I run my shop to raise money for our local food bank.

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What’s the first thing you remember making?
The first thing I remember making is a bag from an old t-shirt. It was a bit over done and I've since made them much simpler. I like them better now.
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Why work with recycled materials?
We consume too much new material in our country when we have perfectly good reusable material easily at our disposal. If we are to be good stewards of our Earth we MUST use less new and make fewer demands on our natural resources.
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What are your favorite tools?
My favorite tools are my sewing machine and a seam ripper.
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Where do you work?
I work in my kitchen at the table or in the "dining room" that I've converted to my craft room. I don't really have a permanent set-up. I just work where I feel like working.
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What music do you listen to while you’re working?
I usually listen to NPR.
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What do you do for fun?
I swim, work out, bike ride, hike and take camping vacations with my family. I spend some time on the computer "socializing" but I prefer to meet people face-to-face.
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Who inspires you?
So many people. My husband and my children make me want to be the best person I can be.
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How do you promote your work?
I don't spend a lot of time promoting. I belong to a few Groups on Etsy and I try to renew items regularly. I haven't worked a lot on my shop recently because I'm back in graduate school for my 2nd master's degree and my time is spent writing papers and reading...lots of reading.
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Besides Etsy, where can we find you work?
You can find my work at occasional craft shows.

What’s in your future?
I hope to work in the field of bully prevention/remediation when I am finished with my degree program. I also want to continue to maintain my Etsy Shop so that I may continue to raise money for the local food bank.
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Have any words of wisdom?
REUSE REUSE REUSE and be kind.
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Images & Text © fashiongreentbags
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6 comments:

fashiongreentbags.etsy.com said...

Thank you so much for featuring my shop!

re-maker said...

I love your Green Sleeves Produce Bags, very clever!

Anyone's Guess said...

Love your bags!
Nancy

Rachael Brooke Winkley said...

I love your t-shirt bags!

alexkeller said...

say, my brother lives in Kent! he went to school there and then just never left :)

Kerri Leigh O'Connor said...

Great feature for a great artist!