Around 2012, I began braiding scraps of fabric left over from Oblige (the original hand-crafted fashion collection from the lab.) In the beginning of THE L.A.B. journey, while I was retailing my work at art and music festivals, I realized that the braids would make great hippie headbands and bracelets! I called it The Wrap-Around; I started selling them and they flew like candy!
I needed production to keep up with the demand so I thought about who might need this kind of work and a light bulb turned on. I went to the nearest domestic abuse shelter and knocked on the door. I asked if anyone wanted to braid fabric for cash.
Next thing ya know, the project was meeting the needs from women at multiple local shelters as well as festival go-ers. Hand-craft therapy + fair compensation + free-spirit style = THE REVIVAL-WRAP. #wrappingaroundindependence #therevivalwrap
I plan to relaunch The Revival-Wrap in the near future! The last set from the original production (2012-2018) IS FOUND ONLY AT:
Fernandez Art Gallery
604 South Pine Street
New Smyrna Beach,