1006 S. Sawmill Road
Lake Leelanau MI 49653
Brands: repurposed, recycled, upcycled, wool, boiled wool, jackets, hats, mittens, scarves, bags
Baabaazuzu as a line of unique, one-of-a-kind sweaters, jackets and hats for women and men. Sue Burns can thank her husbandâ€™s laundry accident for her upcycled garment line. Her husband mistakenly put her favorite wool sweaters into the dryer, and rather than come to tears, Sue dismantled her beloved wears and transformed them into her now international brand. Baabaazuzu came to be in late 1993 after Sue Burns, a gifted graphic designer, cut up the shrunken remains of her favorite sweaters, pieced the fragments together and made jackets with matching hats for her two young daughters. Once the phone began ringing in high demand of her upcycled creations, Sue sought her opportunity to develop an eco-fashion house in Lake Leelanau, MI. In 2008, Baabaazuzu was recognized as a Michigan 50 Company to Watch and in 2009.