The Grey Life was created to make shopping

local and preloved more convenient,
in the hope that greater numbers

of people will buy their clothing this way. 

This includes thrift, consignment and true vintage items.


Shopping from the secondhand, or grey market,
supports your local economy and
acts as part of the textile recycling process. 
Look stylish and avoid traditional retail markups,
saving money and the planet in the process. 
#shopthegrey

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In addition to shopping secondhand first,

it's important to look for quality pieces,

to care for them and extend their life,

and to accept that we don't need 

a million things to look like a million bucks. 

This site is everything you need to

source and care for textiles sustainably.

 

I also create well-crafted items made from

quality upcycled & natural textiles,

namely canvas and leather.  
Everything is designed, patterned and sewn at 

my studio, located in Calgary, Alberta.

Upcycling festival banners,
reworking vintage designer handbags,

creating utility moto-gear,

tailoring blazers and updating retro looks,

reimagining modern accessories.

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CARE & REPAIR

Bring in your damaged backpacks, purses, bags, etc.
Contact me for a quote & details.
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SOURCING

Let me know which unique preloved item I can help you find - 
clothing, accessories, vintage designer goods, and more. 
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NEED SOMETHING CUSTOM?
Small production run?
Dreaming of a one-of-a-kind item?
Get in touch and let's make it happen!

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