SAVING THE BELTS

A few weeks ago my studio mates and I gleaned an old belt factory. This dusty place had been closed down for quite some time and was filled to the brim with goodies. Katherine from Reiter8 got the news that all this stuff was going to to be hauled off to a landfill if it wasn't cleared out asap. So Mike from element.etsy.com, Jen from zooguu.com Katherine and I headed over to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn and got super dirty. This place was filled to the ceiling with belt materials. So far we've gleaned about two and a half van (thx Layla) fulls of goodies and the place still looks  the same as when we found it! Crazy huh? It's a shame that all of this would have gone to waste if Katherine hadn't been contacted. I wonder how often this happens? Especially in NY where the cost of storing stuff can easily exceed the cost of the stuff itself. Either way I'm super grateful and look forward to making more goodies out of these old/new treasures.

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  1. Well gleaned! Can’ wait to get my hands on some, you should make some cute (but not too cute) wristlets outta some of them. 🙂

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