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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Featured Shop: GreenBelts

A little from the seller:
I am Shannon Ritscher from Seattle, WA. Part-time graphic designer, part-time crafter (Greenbelts), full-time stay at home mom to a 5 year old son - Henry.
Greenbelts are dog & cat collars, leashes and cuffs (both wrist and ankle), leather rings and a new line of boot chains and belts, all made from recycled belts and other reclaimed materials like like bottle caps, vintage buttons & buckles, scrap leather and various doohickeys.
In 2003, I had a child, left my corporate design job, became a freelance graphic designer and was lost without a "steady" income/job. I've been a graphic designer for over a decade but I really wanted to create something with my hands. One day I found a fabulous thick studded leather dog collar that was like no other I'd ever seen and my dream started germinating. I've been a wee bit obsessed with recycling for many years and when I held that collar in my hands I knew I could make it's equal (or better!) out of recycled materials.
I chose GreenBelts beacause when I visited her shop I really felt like I was looking at small, affordable pieces of art. I really appreciate what she puts into her items, and of course she has beautiful pics!


shannonandchris said...

Thanks so much for the great feature on my Greenbelts. I really appreciate the support!

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yours Claudio Tomassini

Serena Trent said...

Very lovely belts, esp the first one...love it!