andy riffs was imagined in 2017. A casual hobby of sewing clothes and purses grew into a desire to make unique, handmade clothes and accessories out of unwanted ones. As a thrift shopper, I was exposed to the sheer volume of available items, which greatly exceeds the demand. And I was also quite aware of our culture of excess, coupled with the advent of fast fashion. That awareness made me want to move in a different direction; I didn't want to add to the excess, I wanted to make something from the excess. andy riffs utilizes remnants and “once-loved” clothing that is deconstructed and redesigned into something completely unique and "brand new".