Friday, June 5, 2009

Eco-Fashion Friday Featured Designer - Stephanie Teague of Pretty Birdie

When I came across Stephanie Teague’s shop Pretty Birdie on Etsy I was intrigued. Her photos were really well done and they drew me right into her shop. But after reading her policies and shop information I was even more eager to get back and write up her review!

Pretty Birdie is based out of Greensboro, North Carolina and has been open for five years. Stephanie is clearly committed to not only the planet but the satisfaction of her clients as she has a very reasonable policy on returns, even on custom orders. Although she may use the pattern of a piece again, each item is one of a kind as all her fabrics are 100% recycled, upcycled and reused. One might even say then that every piece is custom!

The primary item available in the shop is dresses. With a current stock of eleven to choose from she has something for just about everybody from sun dresses to more modern shapes. Many of the items utilize fabrics such as vintage draperies (like the photo above), flour sacks, quilts, leather and even upcycled cotton pillow covers!

On average the prices for couture, which will never be seen on another person, are extremely reasonable as they hover in the range of $165 with some more and some less.

Due to the fact that the prices might be slightly out of the realm for many I must grant Pretty Birdie a Four Leaf Rating but it is the only reason. I am uber impressed with the talents Stephanie possesses and her strong attention on the planet through her strict use of recycled materials. I strongly encourage everyone to check out her online shop.

Keep up the great work Stephanie, the planet will be forever grateful. ♥love♥

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