Saturday, February 6, 2010
Location: Missoula, Montana
Shop : Buffalo Heart
Store Link: http://www.buffaloheart.etsy.com/
Here is how Lindsay describes her shop:
BuffaloHeart brings you handmade, altered, and vintage clothing from Montana.
BuffaloHeart: Where you carry your seeds.
Most of the materials I use were headed for the landfill before being rescued, and most of the other materials come from second-hand shops, garage sales, etc. I've been making art all my life, and now in addition to using my work to help pay for my living expenses through college, I use my art to encourage conscious capitalism in a society that has become largely ignorant of the irreparable impacts of its wastefulness.
It is important to me to learn to live with less, to recycle, up-cycle, and reuse, instead of buying something new, including supplies. To me, making recycled art is just one small thing I can do to contribute to the wellness of the world. Every day, another person realizes the importance of buying handmade. Doing so can help reduce the amount of sweatshop labor that produces so much of the Western world's wearables. And by buying goods made closer to you, you can be assured that your purchase will have a much smaller environmental impact via transportation.
Amazing Highlights from this shop: