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Upcycling Expert - Annie Temmink

Annie Temmink

Annie completed her BA in sculpture and math from Davidson College in North Carolina, and received a Thomas J Watson Foundation Fellowship to travel independently for twelve months studying fashion and textiles.  From Indonesia to Japan, India to Uganda and Tanzania, she worked with village women, dove through sprawling second-hand markets and explored fashion in the world’s biggest cities and smallest towns.  The scope of her studies took her from preparing plants for organic dyes to exploring the factories that produce clothing for brand name stores.

Much of Annie’s inspiration comes from common or unwanted materials whose wide availability sparked her interest in recycling materials six years ago. Now she transforms repurposed clothing into sculpture for solo exhibitions and larger installations. Her work catches attention including that of trend forecasting companies in New York and private collectors on the east coast. Annie looks forward to blogging about her experiences and showing you how to create fabulous projects (clothing, jewelry and beyond) with materials from Goodwill.

Annie currently designs and makes clothing and accessories (and dances like-a-fool) in Charlottesville, Virginia. To learn more and to see Annie's projects visit: www.artemmink.com

Get Outdoors!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Nov 5, 2014 8:00:00 AM

get outdoorsBefore the temperatures get icy and send you cuddling up in front of a cozy fire, consider spending your last few weekends exploring the outdoors.

hikingWalk by the water, around your house, through the fields , the woods, or stroll through a park in the city.  The fresh air will clear your thoughts and give you a little extra energy as the days start to get shorter and grayer.

Convince a friend to go with you on your lunch break, or on a longer hike over the weekend.  You can take something warm to drink and bundle up in a coat from Goodwill.

You might be surprised that Goodwill has hikingsuch a wide selection of warm coats from vintage to North Face - all for around $10! You might get lucky with hiking boats or sneakers, too. They have hats, gloves, socks, mittens, and leg warmers to keep out the chill.  Plus you can find leggings and athletic wear, backpacks and purses. You’ll always find a deal at Goodwill while supporting numerous initiatives that bring jobs and valuable job training to those in the community who need it.

So, try walking along a new path, or going to an area you’ve never been before. The change of scenery might spark your imagination. If you walk by yourself you may even meet someone new along the way! Keep warm and get out there!



Topics: hiking, hiking equipment, Goodwill, Annie Temmink