Early attempts at recycling—such as using chewing gum to patch leaky coffee pots and converting banana peels into prom corsages—failed abysmally. Relish in eco-friendly advancements with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get $35 worth of upcycled apparel and accessories in-store or online at Royal Peasantry Boutique.
The conscientious crew at Royal Peasantry Boutique specializes in the production of eclectic limited-edition and one-off designs, handcrafted using postmanufacturing scraps. Designers incorporate the markings and scarring inherent in repurposed fabrics and trims into their motifs, creating pieces that are as individual as snowflakes and as daring as a strand of paper snowflakes snipped from the Magna Carta. Garnish waistlines with the multi-tone leather belt pouch with leather scraps in varying colors and cuts ($32), or accent a barren wrist with a gold statement cuff, crafted from golden-hued leather and soft, beige feathers ($48). The multi-colored hoodie line dress shields summertime rays while flashing its own spectrum of colors ($115), and the swan corset cinches waists in a whimsical medley of peacock feathers, satin, and sparkle patchwork ($185). Ideal for hands-free hauling, the brown-leather wallet ($25) fits belts up to 2 inches wide and holds an ID, credit cards, and currency folded into origami credit cards.
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