Love those reconstructed t-shirts at Love, Me

Local designers transform old clothes into art.

I was completely bummed that I couldn't get over to Love, Me to see the t-shirts that had been reconstructed by local artists. Love owner Chara Kingston put out a call for people's old ratty t-shirts and in return, she paired those toss-away tees with a suitable artist. Yesterday, the shirts were on display, in honour of Earth Day, before being turned over to their original owners. I hope they're happy—I'd love to own any of these.

Here they are! Note the photo tag of the original tee attached. (photos and caption info. courtesy of Chara).

This pinafore or apron was made by Gary Markle. The owner doesn't normally wear t-shirts and hated everything but the image.

This t-shirt began as a basic boring XL ASPCA shirt given to a donor. She wanted to show her support of the organization but the shirt didn't fit and was really boring. This shirt was upgraded by Kim Munson / Orphanage Clothing

This t-shirt was a massive shirt again for an alumni who is wee. She wanted something she could wear not just to bed. It was retrofitted by Haleigh Sheehan of Five Surprises.


This shirt was a grey basic shirt which was a bit misshapen, but the owner felt it was too boring and basic. She had many of those. She wanted something unique. This applique owl shirt was done by Angela Melanson of Lala and Gleen Productions.

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