Wicked Retro Club is an up-cycled clothing company based locally in Orleans. Paige Sullivan is a Cape Cod 'washashore' and self taught seamstress who uses second hand materials and fabric to recreate clothing. With a focus on sustainability, Paige helps to keep items out of the landfill through giving new life to old things.
Kara Mac (Schwartz) studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and spent her professional life as an apparel designer, specializing in knitwear, for labels such as Ralph Lauren and Talbots. As a train commuter, she went through two to three pairs of shoes each day, depending on the occasion. Kara had an idea to reduce footwear’s environmental impact by reusing what one may already have and make it last longer, decreasing the number of shoes dumped in the landfill.
Kara Mac Shoes was launched in 2015. The patented innovation introduces the world’s first shoe line with instant heel to toe customization. It allows users to customize their own shoe design from hundreds of different trendy, fun and personalized options that she calls “Candy”.
This year, Kara Mac is introducing the first of her sustainable collections of women’s sandals. Vegetable tanned leathers with wooden heels that will biodegrade 70% faster than a typical shoe. You can select a pair of her beautiful sandals or book a time-slot, at her cottage, designing your very own sandal straps and heels. Bring your girlfriends and ‘Make a Memory’.
As a native of Cape Cod, currently residing in Marstons Mills, my work always has a coastal and classic style. “Handmade Treasures” showcases my unique collection of fabric handbags, clutches and totes. One of my most sought after designs was created using Lily Pulitzer fabric. Years ago, a woman on Nantucket taught me the love of sewing and being creative. She continues to be an inspiration to me even today. You can find my work online in my Etsy shop, “So sew chic designs”.
Beverley Roberts has been working with fabrics for over 25 years, creating much sought after pieces, which incorporate her flair for design, and her photographer’s eye for perspective. Beverley weaves together her vibrant sense of color and textures with imaginative designs. She prefers to work with natural fibers and pigments. She garners her inspiration from the beautiful vistas of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she makes her home.
As a traditional landscape oil painter, Elaine recently discovered needle felting as a new medium. It offered her a way to create by hand, the multitudes of textures found in nature, something she has always been drawn to. Her designs are original works, and many are inspired and replicated by her own oil paintings.
“Working with this very tactile medium has been gratifying for me. The reaction from the viewer is that of amazement and for this reason I enjoy working in this new medium. My years of art study have served to make the transition to this new medium an effortless one.”