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From Shirt 2 ...retailer of upcycled shirtsFrom Shirt 2 ...retailer of upcycled shirtsFrom Shirt 2 ...retailer of upcycled shirtsFrom Shirt 2 ...retailer of upcycled shirts

Beautiful, handcrafted products made from gently used shirts for kitchen, table, family!


From Shirt 2

(an a little book co.)

The Collection... Adults

The Kitchen Apron

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$38.00


Enjoy a little style and comfort while in the kitchen with one of our hand-crafted, oh-so comfy,

Kitchen Aprons.


Aprons are made from repurposed cotton shirts and blouses.  Designed as one-size-fits-all, they have a width of 24-inches and are styled to fit above the knee.  In addition, each apron is reversible providing you with two beautiful aprons in one.


 To Purchase:   All aprons are one-of-a-kind making it difficult to order directly from our site.  We have found that the best method for ordering is to email us your color preference, and we will in turn send you pictures of in-stock aprons in that grouping.   Once you have selected your apron, an invoice will be emailed to you (that you pay on-line), your address confirmed, and your apron is then shipped... pronto! 


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com


(Please note:  men's aprons can also be created; just inquire about specifics through email.)

The Garden Apron

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$32.00


The hand-crafted Garden Apron is a half apron with a trio of double-stitched, front pockets--perfect for holding garden tools, gloves, phone.


Two apron styles are available:  (1)  The All Shirt Apron (made from gently used shirts); and (2), intended for the little more serious gardener, The Canvas Apron (made from 100% organic canvas combined with a gently used shirt).  Aprons are one-size-fits-all and have a width of 24-inches; they are styled to fit mid-thigh or above.


To Purchase:   All aprons are one-of-a-kind making it difficult to order directly from our site.  We have found that the best method for ordering is to email us your color preference, and we will in turn send you pictures of in-stock aprons in that grouping.   Once you have selected your apron, an invoice will be emailed to you (that you pay on-line), your address confirmed, and your apron is then shipped... pronto!


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com

The Custom Apron

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Price Subject to Project


Do you have a special shirt from a loved one who has passed away; or a special occasion in which you would like to request specific colors?  Do not hesitate to inquire with us in making a very special apron for you.  Custom work is our specialty!  We can make aprons for just about every occasion.  Sample projects to date include:


Wedding Aprons:  to use as bridal shower hostess gifts, or to provide as custom, wedding party gifts for your bridesmaids.  You provide the Wedding Colors, we do the hunt to find the shirts to complement them;  like pictured above (aprons in navy & mint for a wedding in navy & mint.. ooh, la, la!)

 

Memory Aprons:  made from shirts you provide of a loved one who has passed away.   These aprons become wonderful, useful keepsakes.  Once finished, a beautiful poem is inserted in the pocket, customized for you.


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com


(Please note:  custom projects can be made from all of our products (child, baby); just inquire through email.)

The Collection... Children

The Girl Apron

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$33.00 (Child Apron)

$38.00 (Child & Matching Doll/Teddy Apron)


What better way to get a little girl interested in cooking than by having her don her own apron… and perhaps one for her doll, too!  Each apron is repurposed from gently used shirts, one-of-a-kind, reversible, and hand-crafted.   Child apron comes in two sizes:  small (fits age 2-5) and 

medium (fits age 6-11). 


To Purchase:   All aprons are one-of-a-kind making it difficult to order directly from our site.  We have found that the best method for ordering is to email us your color preference, and we will in turn send you pictures of in-stock aprons in that grouping.   Once you have selected your apron, an invoice will be emailed to you (that you pay on-line), your address confirmed, and your apron is then shipped... pronto! 


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com

The Boy Apron

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$33.00  (Child Apron)

$38.00 (Child & Matching Doll/Teddy Apron)


Have a budding chef in the house?  Then he will love his own apron and one with a style befit for Bobby Flay!  Each apron is repurposed from gently used men's shirts and is one-of-a-kind, reversible, and hand-crafted.   Child apron comes in two sizes:  small (fits age 2-5); medium (fits age 6-11). 


To Purchase:   All aprons are one-of-a-kind making it difficult to order directly from our site.  We have found that the best method for ordering is to email us your color preference, and we will in turn send you pictures of in-stock aprons in that grouping.   Once you have selected your apron, an invoice will be emailed to you (that you pay on-line), your address confirmed, and your apron is then shipped... pronto! 


email:  janet@fromshirt2.co

The Custom Initial Apron

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$43.00 (Child Apron)

$49.00 (Child & Matching Applique Doll/Teddy Apron)


Customize your child's apron with an applique initial made from 100% repurposed "oxford-style" cotton shirts.   Just specify color:  pink, blue, purple, yellow, pinstripe, and voila--a custom apron is made for your little tike.  Applique is hand-cut from shirt scraps and has a hand-stitched outline to make the initial "pop."   Child apron comes in two sizes:  small (fits age 2-5) and medium (fits age 6-11).


To Purchase:   We have found that the best method for ordering your Custom Initial Apron is to email us your color preference, initial and size of letter (cap or small case), and whether to include doll/teddy apron and initial for that apron.  Once all details have been selected, an invoice will be emailed to you (that you pay on-line), your address confirmed, and your custom apron is then created and shipped.  (Please allow appx. 3-4 weeks for completion/delivery; rush orders add and additional $20.00).


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com

The Collection... Baby

The Dribble Bib

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$13.00


Perfect for soaking up little one’s drool, The Dribble Bib is not only practical, it’s wonderful to have on hand for special occasions when baby is all dressed up--a stylish bib is the finishing touch! Bibs are adorned with a large nickel clasp for easy on and off… and no worries about Velcro in the hair or in the washing machine!   Each bib consists of repurposed

shirt fronts and 100% organic

cotton terry backing.  


To Purchase:   All bibs are one-of-a-kind making it difficult to order directly from our site.  We have found that the best method for ordering is to email us your color preference, and we will in turn send you pictures of in-stock bibs in that grouping.   Once you have selected your bib, an invoice will be emailed to you (that you pay on-line), your address confirmed, and your bib is then shipped... pronto! 


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com

The Custom Initial/ Character Dribble Bib

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$18.00


Customize your baby's Dribble Bib with an applique initial or character:  dinosaur, flower, airplane, butterfly, etc;  just about any image can be created!  Makes the perfect gift for the new baby, or parents to be!  Applique is hand-cut from shirt scraps and has a hand-stitched outline to make the image "pop."   Each bib consists of repurposed shirt fronts and 100% organic cotton terry backing, and are adorned with a large nickle clasp for easy on and off.


To Purchase:   We have found that the best method for ordering your Custom Dribble Bib is to email us your color preference and the initial (and size of letter--cap or small case), or character.  Once all details have been selected, an invoice will be emailed to you (that you pay on-line), your address confirmed, and your custom bib is then created and shipped.

(Please allow appx. 3-4 weeks for completion/delivery; rush orders add and additional $20.00).


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com

The Baby Blanket Set - (Blanket, Bib & Burp Cloth)

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$58.00


Whether going for a walk in a stroller, running errands, or using as a play mat, your baby will love this hand-crafted, patchwork blanket.  Oh, so soft, it’s sure to become their favorite blankie!  All blankets are appx 28" (W) x 33" (L).  Blanket Sets include blanket, bib, and burp cloth with each item made from 100% repurposed shirts combined with 100% organic heavy-duty flannel.  Set is then packaged in a matching, finished, shirt cuff making it the perfect gift.

 

To Purchase:   We have found that the best method for ordering your Blanket Set is to email us your color preference, and we will in turn send you pictures of in-stock sets in that grouping.  Once you have selected your set, an invoice will be emailed to you (that you pay on-line), your address confirmed, and your blanket set is then shipped... pronto! 


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com


(Please note:  custom blanket sets can be created using a special shirt you own as the base; just inquire about specifics through email.)

The Collection... Table

Coming Soon...

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From Shirt 2's fun, washable table linens will soon be featured on our site including our adorable coasters, placemats and table toppers.  All table linens are made from gently used shirts combined with 100% organic canvas.  In the meantime, should you have interest before these items go on-line, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com

A Little book...The Paper Division of From Shirt 2

A Little Book, established in 2008, was created to assist families in simplifying everyday challenges.  Through real tips and suggestions from people across the county, the company's books combine ideas for successful home management with opportunities for strong, family unity.  In addition to its guidebooks, A Little Book offers various tools to help simplify daily tasks:  notepads, organizers.


With  a little planning, preparation, and a tad-bit of patience, the rewards of life can be bountiful; and with a little effort... the shared memories of your family will be abundant!


(Note:  if you look closely, you will find our flower logo on the cover of our books.)

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The Collection... A Little Book

The Books

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$6.00 each; $10.00 for both


Book I:

A Little Book to

Ease Meal-Time Madness

provides tips and ideas to make the family meal-time a reality given today's busy, hectic schedules.  It contains suggestions and ideas on ways to make family meal-time enjoyable, relaxing, and more meaningful. 


Book II:

A Little Book of

Household Tips & Tidbits

sometimes it's the little things that provide the most stress and this guidebook is filled with tried and true household remedies to ease that stress. Like how to remove that beautiful masterpiece from your dining room wall that your two year old created with the permanent marker he found. ;)  If that's you, this book is for you!


To Purchase:   Just email your order and an invoice will be emailed to you (that you pay on-line), your address confirmed, and your book(s) shipped... pronto!


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com

The Organizer

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$10.00


A Little Book Organizer to Ease Meal Planning & Budgeting

It's time to get organized! There is plenty of room to record 12 months of weekly menus, recipes, tidbits, and budgets.  Arranged in 12 sections (one for each month), each section includes:


(4) weekly menu planners/notes

(4) weekly grocery lists/notes

(1) monthly "wholesale/club" list

(1) monthly freezer log 

(1) monthly recipe notes; perfect for tracking meals served while entertaining and over the holidays

(1) monthly budget summary


The organizer can be started at any time.  So order now and start to see an abundance of savings in dollars, time and energy. 

12 months in a year; 12 sections to an organizer; perforated.


To Purchase:   Just email your order and an invoice will be emailed to you (that you pay on-line), your address confirmed, and your organizer shipped... pronto!


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com


The Notepads

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$4.00 each

2 for $7; 3 for $10


A Little Book of Menu Planners:  

perforated weekly menu planner; one side is for menu planning, the other is a removable grocery list; choose pink or yellow.


A Little Book Grocery Needs List:

categorized by aisle; when you run out of an item, just check-it off on your notepad bringing the list with you next time you visit the grocery store; available in pink.


A Little Book Chores:

make chores a family affair and assign tasks.  The jobs are already listed for you, plus there's a few extra lines to fill in your own.  There's room to list the week, the name of the person in charge of the job, and the day it is to be done--complete with check-off box; available in yellow.


To Purchase:   Just email your order and an invoice will be emailed to you (that you pay on-line), your address confirmed, and your notepad(s) shipped... pronto!


email:  janet@fromshirt2.com

About Us

What We Do...

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 From Shirt 2 (an a little book company) repurposes gently used shirts and turns them into beautiful items for the home including aprons for women and children (and dolls, too), plus really cute baby bibs, blankets and other really fun products.


All  items are made from gently used shirts, handcrafted, and are one-of-a-kind.  All baby items are made with 100% organic cottons combined with gently used shirt material. 


Our goal:

to provide a little nostalgia and simplicity to the everyday

Why Shirts?

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 The great patterns available from shirt materials combined with the softness of old cotton, can not be replicated today.  Plus, charity retailers are only able to resell approximately 20% of their product--the rest is sent to a recycling facility.   So in a small way, we are helping to contribute to the preservation of our land.   


From the start of From Shirt 2 in the fall of 2014 through the end of 2018, a total of nearly $8,000.00 has been paid to Charity Retailers and approximately 1,600 shirts have been repurposed.       


Our Mission:

creating something new and beautiful out of something old and forgotten

Our History...

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It started with friends and a discussion on how to handle the chaos during the family dinner-hour.  Curious to know how other families create a successful mealtime, Janet Spiech (owner & founder) devised a questionnaire campaign that stretched from Boston to Los Angeles.


The result, A Little Book to Ease Meal-Time Madness published in 2008 and the formation of A Little Book Company.  In 2014, after publishing two books, a working organizer/journal and several notepads, From Shirt 2 (the textile division) was introduced. Today both companies work as one.


The Company:

From Shirt 2

(an a little book company)

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Janet Spiech, Owner/Founder

email:  janet@FromShirt2.com

 phone:  630-336-3373

From Shirt 2 (an a little book company)

PO Box 2623, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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