Credit Crunch Couture

Saving money during a time of crisis

Implications - The 2008 credit crisis is pointing toward a turn for the worse in 2009. As a result, people are looking at different ways to save money. Following hot on the heels of the craft and DIY home project movement is that of self-made clothing. Consumers are seeking kits, how-to guides and inspiration.
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DIY Shoe Design Tutorials - Bobsmade Colors Your World
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Warm 47,415 Clicks Pub: Jul 15, 08
DIY Shoe Design Tutorials
Bobsmade Colors Your World
German artist ‘Bobsmade’ has been selling her DIY-like shoes, belt bags, tees, and hats for years.  Recently, due to popular demand, she made a tutorial video for those wanting to follow in her footsteps.… [More]
High Fashion DIY - Vogue Knitting
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Warm 29,440 Clicks Pub: Jan 8, 08
High Fashion DIY
Vogue Knitting
Will knitting become hip again? It almost looks that way. Not only are celebrities doing it, but it's being featured in fashion magazines too. As more people turn to their own hands to create the fashions… [More]
DIY Eco-Fashion Accessories - Recycled Kimono Tie
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Average 13,049 Clicks Pub: Nov 21, 07
DIY Eco-Fashion Accessories
Recycled Kimono Tie
The term "recycled fashion" doesn't necessarily sound appealing, but stunning ties made of old kimonos prove that eco really can be chic. While this company shows only one version, the tie is sure to… [More]
Felted Jewelry - Strong Statements with Soft DIY Bling
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Average 42,855 Clicks Pub: Aug 19, 08
Felted Jewelry
Strong Statements with Soft DIY Bling
Felting is a huge movement in the home crafts industry in Germany. The country has a growing group of people, mostly women, enamored by DIY culture, and felting is one of the most popular, alongside beading.… [More]
DIY Status Bags - Printable Hermes Kelly
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Average 12,080 Clicks Pub: May 10, 08
DIY Status Bags
Printable Hermes Kelly
Stop fantasizing about owning the much-worshiped Hermes Kelly bag and get one of your own! This is even better than buying it from the boutique because you actually get to customize it by choosing the… [More]
DIY Credit Crunch Fashion - Dame Vivienne Westwood S/S 2009
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Mild 24,627 Clicks Pub: Oct 3, 08
DIY Credit Crunch Fashion
Dame Vivienne Westwood S/S 2009
Veteran British designer Dame Vivienne Westwood launched her Gold label Spring/Summer 2009 collection with a DIY theme. Her clothes offer inspiration to those who wish to make fashion statements on limited… [More]
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