In this July 16, 2014 photo, Jillian Owens poses with some of her thrift store dresses at her home in Columbia, S.C. Since 2010, the 32-year-old Columbia resident has been delving into thrift store racks around the area, taking what some may see as “ugly” pieces and whipping them into hip, trendy fashions. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For Jillian Owens, some of her passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more waste. And, she says openly on her blog, “I was also quite broke and couldn’t afford new clothes.”

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