Back in 2011 we went to Hollywood Studios, WDW, for a Star Wars Weekend. I wanted something unique to have autographed and ears seemed like a great option, but I felt they needed a little “character.” My husband's choice of theme was Darth Maul, and as it turns out, walking around the park in ears with horns draws a lot of attention! After a full day of being chased down by fellow guests with inquiries, the idea that there might just be a market for customized ear hats was born. While it took me a couple of years to revisit the idea, Walt's quote, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing,” inspired me to take my lifetime love and passion for Disney and make it the way I'm blessed to spend my days.
Why the name RecyclEARS?
Whenever possible I take cast aside ear hats and give them new life. Most come from the parks, others are provided by my customers. While the majority of my work is done with ear hats, I also create headbands ears, vintage style hand blocked fascinators, baseball caps, and custom sewn flat caps. Everything is better with ears!! And, because I love the era in which Disneyland came to be, I'm also working on creating a secondary division of RecyclEARS, The Hab”EAR”dashery, which will be dedicated to bow ties made from recycled dress shirts, vintage bracers (suspenders), pocket squares, and embellished purses with character. So, whether you're looking for custom ears, a unique piece of artwork, or a magical touch to add to your attire, RecyclEARS has the “character” you're looking for!