Dear Friends, This is my attempt to explain my pause with Rais Case as I enter 2023. When I was a full time high school teacher, my school students inspired me to no end. I could sense the wonderful ways they were going to go off and make their marks on the world. Witnessing their potential made me feel that there was something inside me wanting to develop another side of myself. So after work each day I would explore what that was....it lead me to creating a range of personal paintings, sculptures, joining art shows and then eventually I sewed a bag (more specifically a laptop bag case ) and my head, heart and hands aligned...I felt it in my soul that this was going to be my next chapter. This was in the spring of 2010.
REFUSION is not like the other recycled fabric you see in the current marketplace. It looks different. You can tell it is made of plastic. That feelslike a significant element of the venture at this moment. It serves a visual reminder that we consumed this waste as a society and that we can find wonderful practical and beautiful ways to reuse it.