East End Screen Printing, a Long Island Screen Printing Company, Comments on Re-Crafting Old T-Shirts into Skirts

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In response to an article published on the News Star about the growing trend of reusing old t-shirts as skirts, Bruce Graham, owner of Long Island Screen Printing Company, East End Screen Printing comments on the fad.

Bruce Graham, owner of East End Screen Printing, a Long Island screen printing company, responds to an article on News Star, which describes a growing trend on Etsy where sellers are using old t-shirts to make new skirts.

According to the article published by News Star on August 26 titled “Favorite old T-shirts find new life as skirts,” many people are participating in a growing fashion trend, which involves the recycling of old t-shirts to make new skirts.

The article says the fad started on the popular online-shopping site Etsy, which promotes homemade goods that users can sell to one another. In recent months, these reused shirts are starting to have an impact, spreading like wildfire across the Web.

Bruce Graham, owner of East End Screen Printing, a popular Long Island screen printing company, says crafting skirts from old shirts is a great idea. “The t-shirt is such a useable object,” he says. “It has unlimited uses and possibilities, and people seem to discover new ones each day. Clothing is the most noticeable form of self-expression. If people want to use an old worn out piece of clothing to make something into real art, I think that it only adds more expression to that piece of clothing.”

In the article, Denise Chaudhari, a reused t-shirt skirt designer on Etsy, says many people have old clothes in their closet that they will never wear again. Making skirts is her way of recycling old clothing.

“As Denise says, almost everybody has that old t-shirt in their drawer, but has no intentions of getting rid of it,” Graham explains. “I like to think the reason people don’t get rid of them is because of sentimental attachment. They mean something and that makes it hard to let them go. It’s great to see a new use for these old clothes so you can really hold on to them forever.”

Owned and operated for over 10 years, East End Screen Printing is your number one choice for custom printed and embroidered apparel. We work with sports teams, schools, and small business, but we are also prepared to accommodate larger orders. We offer the most cutting edge artwork from our own in house art department to the latest in print technology and decorating. Whether its one or 10,000 shirts, we've got all your [Long Island printing needs covered.

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