I love thrifting. I love sewing. I love skiing.

So thought…. how can I combine all three?

I wanted a new ski buff to match my new jacket. So I should head to JoAnn’s to grab a small amount of fabric to make into the perfect new buff, right?

But why buy new fabric???

There’s so many great options at thrift stores…. so it came to me:

Re-purposing athletic shirts and quarter zips into neck tubes

I get to sew.

It’s let’s me thrift.

I can use it for skiing.

And it’s giving fabric a new life.

And hopefully other earth-loving skiers and snowboarders will like them too.

The other day, I headed to the thrift store to snag some secondhand shirts so I could salvage the cloth for an initial collection (I ended up finding some sweet ski under-layer pieces to not cut up as well…). I found lots of great options. Different colors. Different brands. Different fabrics. It got me excited, and I found 5 different items to make into the perfect little ski gaitors.

The best parts? One shirt only makes one or two products, so it’s unique, it won’t lead to over production… and it will be perfect for the sustainable skier or snowboarder.

Find more information and shop here or on my Instagram.

 

Introducing The Green Circle Collection:

 

Bright Salmon Recycled Ski Buff
Bright Salmon Ski Tube
Robin Blue Bird Sky Recycled Ski Buff
Robin Blue Bird Re-purposed Ski Tube
Pastel Tie Dye Recycled Ski Buff
Pastel Tie Dye Re-purposed Ski Tube
Grey Clouds and Black Diamonds Recycled Ski Buff
Grey Clouds and Black Diamonds Re-purposed Ski Tube (Extra Soft and Comfy)
Sunburnt Orange Recycled Ski Buff
Sunburnt Orange Re-purposed Ski Tube

Don’t see a color you like? No worries! Contact me for a custom color. 

 

Your part-time seamstress, skier, and thrift-shopper,

 

AJ

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