It's Friday, my day to review cool GREEN kiddie products! YAY!
Meet Courtney Chu, owner and designer of CourtneyCourtney, a children's brand like no other! Why? Courtney uses old t-shirts and remnants of other fabrics and turns them into cool girlie duds! Is that eco-friendly or what?
I asked Courtney some questions about her upcycled line! Check it out and make sure to enter the giveaway for a cool CourtneyCourtney upcycled pouch (details below)!
Tiffany: Why did you start CourtneyCourtney?
Courtney: I've been making things since I was little, rented a shelf at a local antiques mall in middle school where I sold jewelry. I decided on the name in college, when I was beginning to experiment more with fabrics and t-shirts.
Tiffany: Was your goal to be green/eco-friendly?
Courtney: Not at first, mostly it was convenience because t-shirts are everywhere! But now it's inherent. It's the first step in my process, hit the thrift store and find fabrics that inspire me.
Tiffany: How did you decide on the concept?
Courtney: Constant experimentation. Sew something up, try it on, change it.
Tiffany: What's the most challenging aspect of being in children's fashion?
Courtney: It is competitive and I want to make sure my work is diverse yet wearable. We can design a wide range of styles but when it comes down to it, the children have to love it.
Tiffany: I think the best thing about your brand is how unique each piece is, what is your favorite aspect about the brand?
Courtney: Each dress is a new mood, feeling, and comes from fabrics that had their own stories. The idea is that you can wake up, and put on something that is totally unique and ready to go on new adventures!
Win a cool upcycled pouch bag from CourtneyCourtney for your little girl!
1. Like CourtneyCourtney on Facebook by clicking here
2. Like Tristin and Tyler and Facebook by clicking here
3. Leave a comment below to let us know that you "liked" us on Facebook and why you want a cool pouch and you're entered to win!
The winner will be picked randomly on Friday, September 30, 2011 and announced on this Blog!