ALL ABOUT 111

ABOUT 111

111 Threads came to be when I had too much down time in college and an obsession with the thrift store down the street. I discovered up-cycling and how to “thrift flip” and mixed it in with my passion for designing, painting, screenprinting, and sustainability! 

 

About the artist:

 

Hi! My name is Acadia Herbst. I'm currently a senior at Plymouth State in New Hampshire studying Sustainable entrepreneurship and Design.  Im 21 years old and have been involved in the arts for almost all of my life. Both of my grandmothers were artists so it was only fate that I became one too, they always raised me to see the beauty and art in everything around me. Keeping up the family's artsy vibes, I've created this business that is my only job and passion. When I'm not working on 111 you can find me in the art studio, in the woods, or on the mountains. I'm an avid snowboarder, skateboarder, hiker, kayaker… basically anything outdoors you’ll find me there!

About 111threads:

111Threads main goals are to provide a sustainably sourced, affordable, and size inclusive shop. The driver of this goal is the recent uprising of fast fashion. Fast fashion can be defined as the mass production of cheap, poor quality, disposable clothing. This trend is diabolical and a ferocious attack on the environment, human rights, animal rights, and on you. Brands like Shien, Zaful, Aliexpress and so much more are dragging you in with trendy clothes for cheap prices and masking their true behaviors which is abusing there planet, their workers, and their platform. 
111threads is a perfect example of what you call slow fashion. Here at 111 we upcycle second hand clothing and rework them into one of a kind outfits that fit into today's trends at an affordable price to you and the environment. Offering everyone up to date pieces that allow you to express yourself and be unique while also being an eco conscious shopper. In 111 you can look and feel good knowing you’re the best dressed and at a good cost, one that’s not breaking wallets or ecosystems globally. 
The reality is if we could all extend an article of clothing by just three months, it would reduce its carbon and water footprints, as well as waste generation, by 5 to 10 percent. By taking these pieces and at least giving them one more chance at life we could potentially save an enormous amount of waste, carbon, water, and energy.  So we thank you for being an ecoconsious shopper and choosing the environment over pathetic fast fashion. 
 
111 MEANING:
Many people ask what 111 means to me. 111 symbolizes manifestation and the fruition of all your hard work. Manifestation is a practice and belief that your thoughts create your reality, and whatever you chose to be, can be. In order to manifest you must set clear intentions to the universe, take inspired actions, and have faith. And it’s as simple as that. For me art and the hustle has always been a dream of mine and I'm determined to manifest it all throughout my life. By bringing 111threads into existence I was able to create the life I knew I wanted and was destined for.