Sew Worth It

waste not want not boutique!

You’ll sit on the B line for 45 minutes to get your hair highlighted, wait an hour for a table at Toro, and take the regional train to NYC for some bootay.

Some things are worth your precious time.

With that in mind, check out Waste Not Want Not, a boutique and gallery space in Providence (seriously, it’s not that far). The spot was opened by a RISD grad to encourage textile artists (and shoppers like you) not to overlook recyclable goods.

The large nonprofit space works like a trifecta of sorts. The high-end thrift boutique sells a curated collection of preloved and vintage clothes. In the gallery, local artists display their wares — from a chair assembled from old books to a vest made of neckties. In the back is the workshop, where designers can use the store’s sewing and knitting machines.

Just a stitch in time.

Waste Not Want Not, 232 Westminster Street, Providence (401-351-9696 or wnwnprovidence.org).

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232 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02903