Submitted by: Agy !
Agy is a textile artist who is passionate about building environmentally aware communities. Her goal is to get people to reconnect with their clothes through techniques such as repair and transforming them into creative wearables (aka upcycling). Our society has become a very consumerist throw-away society (just look at the number of malls!). My goal is to spread the message that you don't have to buy something new, and you shouldn't throw something away without thinking about what it could be turned into - you can refashion your existing clothes or patronise your local thrift stores to buy preloved goods, and even make simple gifts from recyclable items. Old t-shirts and jeans can be turned into bags or slippers!