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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 Festive with Goodwill!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Dec 23, 2014 2:51:00 PM

holiday ornamentsLooking for a little more decoration to go with that sprig of mistletoe? Or, maybe you don’t have mistletoe yet? Don’t worry, you still have time to sprint into Goodwill to find great garlands, ornaments, and other festive-making supplies. Buying from Goodwill is more eco-friendly than buying new, plus it supports job placement and job growth in your local community. 

holiday ornamentsYou’ll often find great traditional ornaments along with a selection of more whimsical things, too. Of course, anything you can attach a string to can be an ornament, so don’t just look through the holiday sections! Check out the toys, as well as housewares departments to see if you can’t make your own playful ornaments! You might even find some great last-minute gifts, or even the bakeware you might need to prepare the perfect holiday feast. Go take a look and see what inspires you at Goodwill. Happy holidays!

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