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September 12, 2010

posted by Rique

The good thing about upcycling, at least on a small scale, is that it tends to create one-of-a-kind items. That's how it works with my stuff. Each item is unique, and that means I can't reproduce it exactly. I've already had lots of people asking if they could, for example, get the persimmon dress in another color or size. The chances are slim, but it doesn't hurt to ask. I'm willing to try, if you're willing to wait. You can contact me by going to the "Speak Up" tab on the top of the site.

People have also asked if they could send me an old item to "do over." I'd love to. Just ask, and we'll see if we can pull it off.

I've also had people ask me about sizing. They want to buy an item but they're not sure about the size. Admittedly, my size descriptions are a little imprecise. That's because most of the clothes are very unstructured. Here's a few thoughts on that.
1. If you live in the Cleveland area, you can stop by and try things on. That's fine with me. Just contact me from "Speak Up."

2. You can also contact me with questions about how a certain item fits. I can take more detailed measurements and send them to you.

3. And finally, the sale isn't final. You can return the item, hopefully for another similar piece.

And the best thing about one-of-a-kind-ness is that it leads to conversation and interaction. And not just between you and me. Lots of people tell me that when they wear a "do-overs," people ask them about it. And that sparks a conversation. And that's a good thing.