We're big on upcycling and refurbishing something old and transforming it into new and beautiful things here at R2R! As much as possible, we try to create zero waste by using all the resources we already have on hand. This is part and parcel of practicing sustainable processes in everything we do!
So we decided to share with you one of our favorite upcycling projects: how to upcycle your old shirts and turn them into beautiful tassels. These tassels can be used as accessories to decorate your bags (like what we do with our Stella Clutches!) or even as keychains and room decorations!
And the best thing? They're SUPER easy to make: 2 materials and 8 steps. Are you ready for some upcycling magic?
You just need TWO items! We told you it's hassle-free. ;)
We won't be using that part!
This is why it's important that the shirt you use is a cotton stretch one. The easier it stretches, the better the effect on the tassel!
Have fun making these tassels (it's a good bonding activity with your friends and family!) and if ever you're posting them online, don't forget to share it with us on Instagram! Tag us at @rags2richesinc and use the hashtag #WeaveJoyfulStories.
P.S. Speaking of transforming old items into something new, we have a VERY exciting event coming up: the Decorate Your Own R2R Bag Workshop on March 12, in which you (and our artisans!) can upgrade and personalize your Buslos, Matt Travel Wallets, Barco Minis and other R2R bags with a variety of appliques! For more details, visit our Event page.
Our S/S 2017 collection, Versions, embraces the beautiful complexity of the R2R Woman and adapts to the multiple transformations she makes every day while still weaving together the values she carries. Each piece in this collection transforms into two completely different personas, adapting to the different versions of the R2R Woman.