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Don't Cut Bluff

It takes action all over the place to consciously decide what our future becomes. Voting and campaigning is just one way to use our energy to make change, or resist it. Three years ago the state of North Carolina tried to sell the wilderness in the Bluff Mountain Area and the community rallied to protect it. It worked, and birthed the Bluff Mountain Music Festival and later the Arts Council. I know some of this because as I set out to write this article a woman came into the shop looking for a mason jar t shirt and noticed the stickers I have sitting out stating "Don't Cut Bluff". She noted she remembered those, like they were something old fashioned...

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Tangential Asides

Tangential Asides.This was the spark for our fashion show at the Mothlight last Thursday. 
  The artist and collaborator Phil Cheney and I have been adding extra art to clothing at Rhetorical Factory. It’s part of this next phase of recycling clothes that gets to spring out of our process here- there are many items that don’t make the cut to be straight cleaned and printed on and we file them away. Scraps of clothes we’ve used for other things are also “filed away”This has become a steep collection of textile scrap for the future art of Rhetorical Factory, something I’ve been preparing for since the beginning.So, because of our zero-waste commitment we are thrilled to now be bringing you this...

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GaLoobe de Jamune: Enchanted King of HOONs!

GaLoobe de Jamune is the Enchanted King of All HOONs. His name is derived from a mispronunciation, by my Ultra-Creative Friend, Jason Krekel, of the delightful Indian Dessert, Gulab Jamun (deep-fried dumplings of evaporated milk, dipped in sweet syrup). The HOONs are tiny Woodland Creatures Who live in the Forest of Endless Anon, quite far away from here. They were once very Famous Vaudevillian Performers but the Limelight proved to be too bright and They moved to the forest to escape the hubbub. GaLoobe’s Nepalese cousin LooLab de Mahone was appointed as the Nepalese Ambassador to Suriname in the Caribbean but after several years in that position, He went Native and wandered off into the Hills. As the HOONs began...

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We Opened!

  I'm still relishing the magic of the changes that have transpired over the last fourteen days. From a ragged shell to a beautiful shell took a year, but from a beautiful shell to a beautiful store took less than the blink of an eye! The racks by Phil Cheney turned out just spectacular. I think they are really clean, sturdy and simple. They make the perfect foundation for the clothes to stand out. I'm SO thankful for Phil Cheney. He really helped usher in the Dream. We had a ribbon cutting celebration on opening day, and it was remarkable. So many wonderful community members and neighbors came over to shop and celebrate with us. My Aunt Judi even made...

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Free Shipping!

We are happy to announce that we are offering FREE SHIPPING for any orders placed during December. Simply use the offer code ONEOFAKIND when you check out. It's our way of saying thank you for supporting our mission. Here at Rhetorical Factory we are proud to offer a sustainable alternative to fast fashion. Our Sincerely One of a Kind Recycled Clothing not only looks and feels good, it is GOOD. We know that wearing and sharing clothes with art and heart and purpose is important to you, and we can't wait to mail you your order!

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