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Montclair Made

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Trade:
Green Guru
Locale:
Montclair, NJ

“I take everyday material you might normally throw away or recycle and give them new purpose as something you can use and enjoy.”

Once she nabbed a degree in weaving and textile design, Claire chose to use her newly acquired powers for good and focus her professional work on environmentally conscious design. She seeks out materials from local sources, often relying on friends and family to save up recyclable materials for her various projects. Anything from cardboard packaging to denim jeans are fair game and serve as the source of inspiration for what the end product will be. Film festival banners have turned into functional tote bags under this maker's nimble hands, leaving us pondering what good she could do with the never-ending supply of candy wrappers we have lying around the office.