RickRack Upcycled Clothing
RICKRACK UPCYCLED CLOTHING is the brainchild of local textile artist, Suzanne Parrott. RICKRACK was conceived as a way to upcycle (re-use and recycle) textiles that would otherwise become waste.
Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value *. For RICKRACK CLOTHING this means turning used garments into beautiful and unique garments. Each piece of RICKRACK apparel is constructed from pre-loved clothing and reclaimed fabric and is made using a zero waste philosophy.
Suzanne graduated from the The Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Painting. She has had work selected for the Maine Biennial and has had solo shows at The Hardware Gallery and Oak Street Theatre. She has attended Haystack Mountain School of Craft for a session in Extreme Embroidery (2004) and a surface design session (2010).
In 2004 she began making felted rugs and clothing. ROCKRUGS Feltwork had a yearly solo show at the Gem Gallery, Peaks Island and continued until 2009. Suzanne created RICKRACK UPCYCLED CLOTHING in 2008 and has participated in the Fifth Maine Regiment Center Craft Show and the Holiday Craft Show on Peaks Island as well as the Queen City Craft Show in Burlington, Vermont . She had upcycled clothing in the WMPG 2011 Fashion Show and this past summer, RICKRACK UPCYCLED CLOTHING embarked on a series of five monthly Flash Fashion shows in Monument Square in Portland as part of the First Friday Art Walks.
All clothing is one of a kind and earth friendly and made by Suzanne in her textile studio on lovely Peaks Island.