These prints are designed digitally, carved by hand in linoleum, and printed with black oil-based ink so the design melts into the fabric rather than sitting on top like a screen print. The garments are upcycled; given to me through clothing exchange events, thrifted, or purchased. I wash them, print them, and wash them again.Why Upcycle Garments?
Fast Fashion is wasteful, thrifting and remaking clothes gives them one more life.
- 1 in 2 people throw their unwanted clothes straight in the trash instead of giving away or donating to those who need them. Why not host a clothing exchange with your friends?
- According to textile waste facts, over 17 million tons of used textile waste are generated annually in the United States. This amount has doubled over the last 20 years.
- The fashion industry accounts for 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
About the Artist
Heather makes statement art and unique upcycled goods for tenacious people. Mixing colors, shapes and mediums, Heather’s work is multi-layered. She creates in any medium at hand: paint, ink, oil pens, pencils, collage, assemblage, printmaking, waterslide decals and laser-cut shapes. She is inspired by tenacity, growth, community, and humor.
See more art and goods by Heather Hogan at Sacramento.shop/TenaciousGoods