Atomic Tangerine became not only Green’s full-time job but also a prominent player in Northeast Ohio’s slow fashion scene.
“Instead of making pieces from scratch, I have been using secondhand vintage blankets and turning them into new clothing items,” says Green of the upcycled totes, coasters and scarves she sells. “This helps me to not support stores that make yarn from using a lot of water and that don’t treat their workers in the best way.”
But in addition to being eco-friendly, Green’s offerings are stylish.
Festival-goers and fashionistas turn to Atomic Tangerine for unique bralettes ($55) and one-of-a-kind sweaters. A few other honorable mentions include the Nacho Libre Mask ($125), the Granny Cardi ($350) and the Flower Bag ($95).
“One of my goals is to make one-off pieces that people feel comfortable in when around a group or just in general,” says Green, noting that her love of her craft is only growing stronger with time. “You will never see me without yarn or a hook in my hand.”