As the old saying goes, when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade (or, if youâ€™re like me, you scrap the lemonade all together and mix up a lemon drop cocktail instead). With that thought in mind, if my husband handed me my favorite wool sweatersâ€“sweaters heâ€™d accidentally shrunkenâ€“Iâ€™d probably struggle to look at things from the lemonade-making point of view. When it happened to Sue Burns, however, she didnâ€™t see a pile of ruined sweaters, but an opportunity instead.
Instead of freaking out on her husband like I would have, Sue put her old sweaters to good use by creating funky, original clothing for children. What started in Sueâ€™s basement as a laundry mishap has since blossomed in to baabaaZuzu, where old wool is given a new lease on life in the form of uniqueÂ jackets, vests, purses and other nifty things (like posy pins and Christmas stockings) using 100% recycled wool (and cool vintage buttons, too). Â BaabaaZuzuâ€™s recycled wares are quite fetching, albeit a bit pricey, but if you’re in the market for something recycled, handmade and just really cool, it may be worth a few extra Benjamins!
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