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Twice Upon a Time offers recycled joy

Handmade clothes for kids now available online

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Amanda Langley is a mother of two and started Twice Upon a Time a few months ago as a means for parents such as herself to buy inexpensive, "gently worn" handmade clothes for their kids. A huge fan of thrift stores, she hand-picks top-notch used clothes from around the city, washes, repairs and alters them to create one-of-a-kind pieces of her own.

Interested buyers can find her online store at etsy.com/shop/langleal. For those who don't know, Etsy.com is a global community of self-employed designers dedicated to crafting incomparable handmade goods. Clothes, buttons, belts, jewellery, books, toys and more are uniquely crafted and sold around the world. You won't find any of this stuff at Walmart.

Langley's biggest sellers are her decorative floral pins she calls blooms. Made from recycled wool sweaters, her blooms can be purchased individually for six bucks or as part of an outfit. She is hopeful that business will continue to do well and she can move her inventory to her own shop and website.

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