Friday, June 18, 2010
glam.spoon Interview & Giveaway!
The second annual summer UCU will mark the 7th show for glam.spoon. Tina has been with us since the very beginning back in 2005. She began cutting up the clothes in her closet to make them more wearable and business just took off from the very first show. She now sells through local boutiques and her online Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/glamspoon
glam.spoon is also participating in the Giveaway offering up the charcoal refashioned cotton hoodie capelet pictured above!
UCU: What is your favorite part about Urban Craft Uprising?
gs: Meeting my customers and connecting with the other vendors. A lot of people I only see once (or twice) a year at UCU. It's a big party!
UCU: What is one thing you consider to be a helpful tip for having a successful craft fair visit?
gs: Wear comfortable shoes, hydrate and bring a big shopping bag!
UCU: What sets your company apart from others who offer similar products?
gs: I know there are others using recycled materials and refashioning clothing, but I think what sets me apart is my aesthetic. My clothing line embodies bohemian chic, and my customers come back for the comfort and style, along with the one-of-a-kind aspect.
UCU: What do you like best about crafting/creating your product?
gs: My process is a satisfying creative outlet! I work in the opposite direction of most fashion designers: I don't sketch or plan ahead of time, I let the materials inspire me and just start cutting fabric until something comes from it!
UCU: What kind of snacks will you have in your booth to survive the long but exciting hours of Urban Craft Uprising?
gs: None! My routine is to have a big ol' breakfast at 9:30 to get me through the day so that I'm available to my customers!
Thanks Tina! If you want to be eligible to win the awesome capelet leave a comment below. We will select one winner at random. The winner can pick up their prize at the UCU booth at the show.