REPURPOSED FASHION, MADE WITH PASSION
I started Dishar Designs over 20 years ago as a custom men's clothing company. To represent my brand I often wore suits and ties as a form of advertisement for my business. The "normal" way you're supposed to wear a tie was so blase', I wanted to stand out. So I started taking neckties and hand sewing them into necklace designs. Women would stop me on the street asking about them. That was my 'aha' moment that women wanted accessories that were different. The tie necklaces turned into me adding ties to denim jackets and denim clutches. Once I started working with denim the floodgates opened and my creative juices really got flowing. I have gotten so much enjoyment out of taking a pair of jeans and using every single piece of that pair of jeans and turning it into a pair of earrings, a set of coasters, a handbag, or even a set of place mats. And don't get me started on the zippers! Creating jewelry from zippers has become my latest passion.
I lost my dad 15 years ago and I wish I had kept something of his to hold onto. Because of that my passion project is taking either a tie or pair of jeans from a lost loved one and re-purposing it into a wearable memorial keepsake that they can wear on a day to day basis. My tagline is re-purposed fashion made with passion. Everything I do in life and in my designs is done with love and passion!