I want to live in a world where we embrace our individuality. I want to live in a world where we are encouraged to innovate- to seek new solutions to every day problems that will ultimately affect our future generations.
Hi! I'm Jenelle. Though these days I am most frequently referred to as Mommy, I used to hold such titles as President, Waitress, College Student, Mud Bog Racer, and I even donned a big furry cat suit in high school as Suzy Stateliner- the school mascot! Between crushing cars with Monster Jam trucks, judging silly dance contests, and those other less fun household chores... I rescue clothing and textiles from our landfills.
I am a recycling and repurposing revolutionary. I am here to not only encourage and inspire you to consume less and recycle more but to transform discarded materials into wearable, practical, fun, personalized and stylish works of art. When we find creative ways to repurpose what we no longer need we can inject color, texture, personality, and wonder into our lives and communities. I am instigating a movement to change the way we consume and create- will you join me?
We collect discarded clothing (stained and torn okay), paired shoes, bedding, linens, hats, handbags, belts, fabric scraps and other textiles. We do not accept area rugs or carpeting. Items must be clean and dry.
TrashN2Tees has received some amazing support and been featured in a variety of publications online worldwide. Jenelle has been recognized as a 2012 Leading Mom in Business by Startup Nation and has sat on an international panel discussing recycling/social ent for The Guardian. Jenelle is a project designer for Pellon® and resident sewing expert for Bernina USA on We All Sew. In October 2013 Trashn2Tees was awarded The Best in Green Practice Small Business Award by The NYER.
October 2013 Press Release: NYER Best In Green Business Winner
September 2013 Sustainable Sewing Article published in Through The Needle Online Magazine
April 2013 The Easton Irregular// An Even Brighter Green by Erin McGuirk
I love the chance to connect - you'll find me traveling across the country discussing the value of waste, teaching, collaborating with creatives and makers, innovating solutions and supporting creative reuse + recycling initiatives in my own community.
Let's create something amazing together! For information on scheduling an event, please fill out this inquiry form.
November 9- 1st Annual Textile Summit New York, NY
November 14- Guest Speaker Easton Couturier
November 15- America Recycles Day