EtsyButtonI upcycle mostly natural found fibers into hats, bags, and accessories. I supplement with notions from my personal stash, and use high-end couture fabrics for my Über line. You can purchase pre-made items and place a custom order on my Etsy site:

RussheHaus goods are the natural products of my passion for the practical reuse of raw materials, pattern making, and non-homogeneous individual creations that are unique, interesting, and comfortable.

brownhatWhy use found fibers? The fabrics in a thrift store are far superior to those in the disposable fashion cookie cutter stores of this century. I find heavy Scottish wool tweeds and medium weight Pendleton plaids, 2-ply cashmere, butter soft cotton. Mixed with my personal stash of vintage suiting in wools and silks, I’m able to make one-of-a-kind handcrafted products from materials you can’t find in a fabric store.

I design, test, create, and alter all my own patterns, based on the needs and requests of my clients or my own inspiration. Although I have several styles of hats and bags that are staples, my product list is always growing. If you have something you’ve been looking for, send me an email! I always love a challenge.

Click here to see my products on etsy.

If you are local, my hats are in Hickory, NC at Bottega in downtown Hickory. On Saturdays in season, you can find me at the Hickory Farmers Market.