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Zelma Accessories

Zelma Accessories Zelma Accessories
Takoma Park MD 20912
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Zelma—seamstress, recycler, and matriarch—was my grandmother. DuringWorld War 2, my grandmother fled her home in Latvia in the middle ofthe night with my grandfather, their 5 children, and few belongings.The family spent the next several years living in refugee campsthroughout Germany. My mother was born in one of those camps, and mygrandmother made her pretty dresses from other people's clothing. Whenmy grandparents finally immigrated to Pennsylvania, Zelma found a jobin a men's clothing factory. She sewed hip pockets in men's trousersfor 25 years.

When I was little, my grandmother would send me boxes of dresses thatshe had sewn for me. They were quintessential 1970's creations withpuffy sleeves and long lengths—most often made with polyester plaidremnants from the factory where she worked. I loved those dresses andwore them with pride.

As a tribute to my grandmother, I design my creations with herresourceful spirit in mind. Reclaimed skirts become scarves. Feltedwool sweaters become handbags. Bits of scrap fabric wait patiently foran epiphany.

Please enjoy!

Made in Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Maryland, made in the USA handmade scarves.
Buy local, eco-friendly, recycled, Maryland made, American made

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Date added: 16.12.2009  
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