Earth Day: Upcycling Clothes | Mr. and Mrs. Digz in Andersonville

April 18, 2012 10:38:35 AM PDT
Give new life to an old dress instead of giving it or throwing it away.

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22 and taking care of mother earth isn't limited to recycling cans, paper or glass. Emilia Dlugolecka with Mr. & Mrs. Digz clothing store in Andersonville shows us some creative and easy ways clothing is "up-cycled" into a whole new look. They also use clothing scraps to create unique cuffs and even greeting cards.

Mr. & Mrs. Digz
5668 N. Clark Street


After being laid-off from her corporate job, Mr. & Mrs. Digz owner - Emilia Dlugolecka found a way to be an "economy buster" in today's Chicago retail scene. Instead of carrying one specific price point, Emilia decided to create a four part concept store, at four different price points, mixing high-end designer vintage, with more affordable local designers, consignment and handmade apparel and merchandise.

Mr. & Mrs. Digz will be reaching a milestone on May 5, 2012 as they celebrate their third year in business. This milestone comes as a positive reminder that small businesses can thrive, especially in these economic times where thousands of Chicagoland small business are being run out by big-chain companies.

In honor of this milestone the entire store will be 50% on May 5th. Check-in on your smartphones while in shop and receive an additional 10% OFF your entire purchase.