Cecile at Recycled by Hyena is taking clothing recycling to new heights. I’m just smitten with these beautifully designed and crafted pieces.
I love Cecile’s ethic and aesthetic of recycling clothing into something better than the sum of its parts. Here are some of my favorite RBH pieces—some for sale now on Cecile’s website or Etsy shop, and some that have already been sold.
(Today, I’m the happy owner of one of Cecile’s pieces. Keep reading to find out which.)
On her Etsy site, Cecile writes of her design philosophy:
“My clothes are made from scratch but not from new materials. They are made with fabric from clothes I purchased in Goodwill stores and non-profit thrift stores.
“I ‘believe’ in the craft revolution and I think it is our future. The handmade and eco-friendly life is the only alternative to the consumerism destroying our planet and the living beings surrounding us.”
I don’t know about you, but these designs are not what I usually envision when I hear the word “eco-friendly.” That they are both very desirable fore wearing, and good for the environment, and handmade, makes me really excited about Recycled by Hyena!
Plus, regular people like you and me can afford them. In times like these, that makes a difference.
Cecile also creates these gorgeous pieces of fiber jewelry.
The last one, the red and cream cuff, is now living in my dresser drawer (when it’s not on my arm).
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