Vintage Creations Recycled Cashmere

American Made Since 1998

Beth Nielsen

Seattle, Washington
Creating fabulous clothing & accessories from recycled cashmere sweaters. Hand dyed,cut & sewn in Seattle . 100% recycled.

Tell us about your business.

Starting in 1998 after a burnout in my corporate career, I decided to do something happy and crafty. My mother taught me to sew when I was young. I had a business degree, I love fashion , vintage textiles and recycling. I wanted to recycle sweaters into new garments. Being allergic to wool, I chose cashmere. So many cashmere sweaters are trashed to landfills because of mothholes but have plenty of usable areas. We save thousands of sweaters per year. We hand dye, cut and sew into new luxurious garments like our color blocked sweater, side gathered hat, ruffle scarf and fingerless gloves. 100 percent recycled , handmade in the USA

What makes your business stand out?

We are handmade and ecofriendly.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Keep doing what you love and the financial rewards will follow

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  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

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  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 9, 2014

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    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

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  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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    Nov. 7–8, 2014

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