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#FMgram:AENDEE shows off upcycled accessories

FARGO - Bowties and neckties aren't just simple accessories at AENDEE. The Fargo tie shop owned by 26-year-old Ashley Dedin upcycles favorite shirts (like your grandpa's flannel) into bowties, neckties, pocket squares and another other accessorie...

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So many AENDEE products have an element of hand-stitching to them, which is great for me because it is the perfect way to keep my hands busy while watching Netflix. Ashley Dedin / Special to The Forum

FARGO – Bowties and neckties aren’t just simple accessories at AENDEE.
The Fargo tie shop owned by 26-year-old Ashley Dedin upcycles favorite shirts (like your grandpa’s flannel) into bowties, neckties, pocket squares and another other accessories.
“Nothing beats knowing that you’ve made something that has serious sentimental value for someone, it makes what I do way more than just a job,” Dedin says.
She chronicles her days sewing at her Eighth Street shop and attending craft fairs through photos posted to her Instagram account, @aendeehandmade.
Whether it’s a smiling customer or a funky finished bowtie, Dedin’s passion for her craft shines through the photos.
And the judges for Martha Stewart’s American Made contest noticed, too. AENDEE is one of the finalists for the annual awards that focus on “entrepreneurs, artisans and small-business owners who are creating beautiful, inspiring, useful products; pioneering new industries; improving local communities; and changing the way we eat, shop, work, and live.”

Connect with AENDEE
Address: 5 8th St. S., Fargo
Phone: (701) 261-8816
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Email: aendeehandmade@gmail.com
Website: AENDEE.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AENDEEFARGO
Instagram: @aendeehandmade
TO VOTE: To vote for AENDEE in Martha Stewart’s American Made contest, visit www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/
nominee/92205/crafts/aendee.

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