If you still haven’t heard of Tracy Garcia’s viral “Thriftlift Thursday” series, buckle up because it’s going to be one wild ride! This conscious designer from New York became a true Instagram and TikTok sensation after she started sharing videos that show her transforming second-hand clothes.
Garcia graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design, with a special focus on intimate apparel concentration. She went on to start her own fashion brand, which revolves around reworking vintage and thrifted clothing and made quite a splash under the moniker Transformations By Tracy.
Garcia went on to attract around a million followers across several social media platforms, including YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. She’s best known as the mastermind behind the viral “Thriftflip Thursday” videos, that show her taking a piece of second-hand clothing and transforming it into something extraordinary. In addition to her up-cycling tutorials, she also enjoys sharing thrift hauls, sewing tips, and fashion guides.
In a world where fashion is often synonymous with fast consumption and ever-changing trends, Garcia opted for a completely different approach. She prides herself on doing everything in her power to reduce her carbon footprint by breathing new life into old and discarded clothes.