Whimsy Eco Chick
Marjorie J Mitchell is an indigenous Bucks County artist with an interest in creating and promoting sustainable functional products that are eco~friendly. Her environmental eco~product achievement is a fusion of fiber and art wear through repurposing and upcycling farm feed bags.
The feed bags are locally sourced from working farms, environmentally savvy folks, and birders interested in finding a destination for their used bags other than our local landfill. Each feed bag will be on our planet for over 100 years. These colorful 50lb. feed bags are collected, cleaned, designed, cut, and sewed into functional fiber art wear for "peeps" with an emphasis on function.
Marjorie's epiphany came in 2013 while living on a working Bucks County farm and was seeking a way to be more conscious of repurposing for environmental considerations. Marjorie dubs herself an eco~preneur and has created an eco~collection upcycled from functional fiber fashioned into artist aprons, market totes with cloth handles, larger totes for the beach or market with bamboo handles, messenger bags, and other creative and attractive and eco~products. Marjorie celebrates her sewing skills by using her mother's 1952 Blackhead Singer sewing machine that still holds the spirit of her mother, Julia.
Learn more about Marjorie's work at her website.