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Umbrellas into Dresses? OH MY!

Catherine, Tristin & TylerCatherine, Tristin & TylerCould you turn a broken umbrella into something fabulous? I absolutely, positively cannot but Tristin and Tyler met someone who TOTALLY CAN! 

In the next episode of "Tristin & Tyler's Tales from the City!" you will meet Catherine, owner of Himane.  She takes used umbrellas from the streets of New York and works magic on them to create fabulous dresses, purses and tons of other accessories.  She also finds fabrics that have been (or are about to be) discarded from factories for her designs.  She is truly an upcycling/recycling queen and we were so glad to learn a thing or two from her.

I love that something as discheveled and broken down as a dirty umbrella on a dirty New York street (did I stress dirty enough?) inspires Catherine to make her designs.  Truly, you have to be visionary if you can see the potential in an item someone obviously discarded as trash. But, isn't that what upcycling is all about? Seeing the beauty in an item others don't see and then bringing that item to life again!

Check this episode out, you won't be dissapointed and then make sure to check out Himane by visiting