Happy Friday Eve!!! Today I am featuring a shop based out of the Carolinas: Salvaged Shreds. It is a very unique shop and offers a wide variety of items. One of my favorite items from this shop is the Happy Bunny Shredded Tee Purse. Before I fully introduce you to this shop, I just want to take a moment and say something. As you've noticed, I do a Q & A on every shop that I feature. This particular one was inspiring & you will see why just from the first question. It made me realize that no matter how bad something is, you can always turn it around into something positive. Now, I present to you, Salvaged Shreds :)
Q: How did you come up with your shop name?
A: I was molested and raped as a teen. In order to deal with it, I used to cut up
my t-shirts and make hand bags and clothing. My mother fondly called
these things shreds. After a while, I realized that by shredding my
clothing, I was releasing my anger. I realized that every time I
shredded something, I was salvaging a little piece of my messed up
life. So, there we came to Salvaged Shreds. I put my life back together by cutting something up and putting it back together.
Q: Do you only sell on Etsy?
A: I only sell my clothing on Etsy, but I also frequent sites like Ebay for my paintings.
Q: What inspires you?
A: I suffer from several eating disorders. What inspires me is bringing
home the idea to women that they are beautiful no matter what they see
in the mirror.
Q: What is the hardest part of what you do?
A: Trying to work from home with 4 kids & pushing your self to belive in your work when things are looking down.
Q: What is one of your favorite items from your shop?
A: The red and black puppy scarf. It's warm and fuzzy like a puppy.
Q: What made you decide to use Etsy instead of sites like ArtFire and MadeItMySelf?
A: I hadn't heard of them. I'm not very into knowing what's new. I've known Etsy a wile now.
Q: Is Etsy your only "job", or is it something you do on the side?
A: My main job is being a mom. Next comes whatever I want to do. So, yes and no.
Q: Are you attending any art shows in the future?
A: Yes, this month on the 25th I'm doing a show with a group of artists from North Carolina.
Q: Any future projects?
A: I'm puting together this up coming Spring to raise funds for a small animal santuary.
Inspiring Words from Salvaged Shreds: "Keep pushing; don't give up. It's hard, yes, but you have to believe in what you
do and in your self because if you work hard enough, you can make