Molly Kay Arts

Molly Kay Arts, previously known as Rags by Sock Monkey, is getting a face lift!


Molly Kay Arts was created by Molly Kay Stoltz to combat consumerism and make art out of unwanted materials. It is an Eco-friendly textile art and clothing company dedicated to creating unique, functional, fashionable art both for the body and the home.


MK Arts has currently moved from selling products on Etsy to finding local stores who will carry its products. The company has sold items throughout the U.S., including at Go Chic Boutique (Woodbury, MN), Reconstructed Clothing Co. (Seattle, WA), the Catalpa Gift Shop (Fridley, MN), Frankie’s on the Park (Chicago, IL), and Green Home Experts (Oak Park, IL). Its goals are to become an established and affordable Eco-friendly wearable art and home decor company that appeals to fashionable consumers concerned with the earth. Examples of products created by MK Arts include shag rugs, I-pad cases, bags, scarves, and artwork for the walls. MK Arts plans to gain exposure by creating new products and by seeking shops that appeal to this audience.

The clothing designed by Molly Kay is made for ambitious fashionistas of diverse ages who love clothes that can be used for both work and play. Molly Kay initially began designing t-shirts for dancers like herself who were looking to spice up their dancewear with unique shirts that were easy to wear and wash. She has since expanded to rugs and bags and has also designed eco-friendly dance costumes. Her most popular item is her shag rugs, made by hand from scraps of the t-shirts she uses for her other projects in an effort to make her business waste-free.

Eco-friendly clothing is a growing market trend, so MK Arts believes that the future for its products is bright! Although larger companies may have the ability to create large amounts of product, MK Arts believes that its commitment to creating little waste, its unique look and DIY attitude, and its affordability will lead the company’s success. MK Arts is currently a sole proprietorship but the company hopes to expand in the near future!



Here is a sample of some of my work. Thanks to my models, Alyce, Andrea, and Annie!


  3 comments for “Molly Kay Arts

  1. Mary Jo Morris
    June 28, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Would love to have a tutorial on the navy blue shag rug. All your things show a lot of imagination.

    • March 4, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      You can find the tutorial on my blog!

  2. Lisa Jeffrey
    August 12, 2014 at 9:37 am

    For your t-shirt rug: are the scraps tied together or sewn together?
    Loving the idea!

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