After working for several years as a tailor straight out of fashion design school, Stevie’s ever growing concern about textile waste came to the forefront when she saw the heaps of denim scraps that would immediately get sent to landfills after they were hemmed for customers at the tailor shop she worked at. Seeing this high quality, brand new fabric wasted was heart breaking for Stevie. She began to collect bundles of denim scraps each week thinking she could use it in someway.

Eventually, Stevie began to create patchwork fabric with all her denim scraps and then designed various garments and accessories with this fabric. This upcycling process saves approximately 10-15lbs of denim from being thrown out every month per tailor shop she works with!

#REMIX by Stevie Leigh is an ongoing process. She is currently working on setting up a system to collect denim scraps from more tailor shops as well as branching out into upcycling knit jersey t-shirt scraps as well.

Stevie’s vision is to remix the classic American uniform of a t-shirt and jeans and to create new looks while avoiding textile waste. She sees a future where the fashion industry is mindful of it’s waste and sustainability efforts and is constantly innovating for that future.

#REMIX by Stevie Leigh can currently be found at various Arts Markets in the Boston, MA area as well as online.

For more information, please email info@itsmestevieleigh.com

Stevie Leigh Andrascik

Named after Stevie Nicks, the lead singer of the rock band Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Leigh Andrascik has always been influenced by music and pop culture. Stevie has interests in many facets of design. From fashion to graphic design, Stevie created her two apparel lines ‘It’s Me, Stevie Leigh’ and ‘#REMIX by Stevie Leigh’ to showcase her interests in graphics and social commentary as well as her sustainable fashion efforts. Stevie has had the opportunity to showcase her lines at various events such as Vans Warped Tour and New England Open Markets.
While studying fashion design at Parsons: The New School for Design in NYC, Stevie was introduced to Zero Waste patternmaking, this led her down a path of sustainable and highly functional garment making. Stevie is very mindful of the garments she creates and their impact on the user and the world.

As a trained tailor and patternmaker, Stevie Leigh offers custom alterations and garment creation at her studio in Worcester, Ma.
Contact her at stevie@itsmestevieleigh.com for any inquiries.
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