Our families came to The West back in the days of Wyatt Earp and horse-mounted cavalry soldiers. It was a rugged and difficult life and they learned to make do with whatever they had. They passed that spirit of resourcefulness on to their children and grandchildren. Our mothers adopted that penny-wise approach, particularly when it came to clothing. Everything that could be handed down was and when an article of clothing had been worn for the last time it usually became something else. Used jeans made thick, durable blankets and a worn cotton t-shirt made an excellent mop head.
It is with that tradition of our territorial forefathers that we bring you gift garb bags. We rescue fabric and clothing and re-purpose them into attractive, long-lasting and unique gift bags. We also find and source vintage items including clothing and fabrics for re-sale.
Most of the materials for our bags come from a third-tier channel...Meaning that the thrift shops and discount stores have already gleaned the items they want. We believe that where we source our materials is important because we think it would be irresponsible to turn desirable clothing into gift bags. However, we can give some of those rejected items new life. For example we can take a beautiful skirt with a tear in it, or a jacket with a broken zipper and make the salvageable fabric from these items into excellent gift bags.
Our bags are great for the planet. These gift bags will last for years which means fewer trees cut down for wrapping paper, less natural resources used to produce the paper, and less discarded paper filling our landfills. In addition, many of the fabric items we rescue would have eventually become rags or wound up in landfills.
Our fabrics are carefully chosen, inspected and cleaned and made in a smoke and pet free environment.
We invite you to purchase some of our one-of-a-kind bags and make them a part of your family tradition.