Today is my blog-iversary: I was thinking yesterday that it must be about a year since I started this blog. I just looked and my first ever post was on October 25th 2020 – exactly a year ago today. I am no longer terrified of sharing photos of myself When I uploaded my first post,Continue reading “How a year of blogging has changed me”
Autumn is my favourite season in fashion. As sad as it feels to put away sun dresses and sandals, unboxing cosy sweaters and boots makes me excited for the new season. I can almost smell the bonfires as I get out the knitwear. This autumn my knitwear collection is mainly jumpers I’ve owned for aContinue reading “Autumn knits rewear“
The fashion industry generates a huge quantity of waste. One of the most quoted statistics about the environmental impacts of clothing is that 300,000 tonnes of clothing find their way to landfill every year in the UK. This statistic comes from the Waste Resources Action Plan (WRAP) in their excellent 2017 report ‘Valuing Our Clothes’. Continue reading “Can the Circular Economy solve fashion’s environmental problems? “
Ruth, the founder of ‘Recycled By’, has a mission. Her ambition goes beyond persuading people to buy pre-owned clothing; it’s to encourage them to be proud to be seen in second-hand. Recycled By seeks out the best pre-owned clothing available. Its current selection includes Prada mules, a skirt by Stella McCartney and pieces from top-endContinue reading “Recycled By”
As it’s secondhand September, I’ve been thinking about how buying pre-owned clothes can become the preferred option for more and more people. The over-production of new clothes is such a huge problem environmentally and socially. Shopping secondhand is such a good solution since it allows you to look just as good – wait, better! –Continue reading “How to successfully shop secondhand online”
One of the most exciting developments in the preloved fashion world has been seeing major companies embracing the trend. Madewell is one of my favourite fashion brands. On trips to the States, I once picked up two identical pairs of jeans in their Atlanta store because the cut and fit were so good. I reallyContinue reading “Secondhand jeans for secondhand September”
It’s #secondhandseptember, so what better time to talk about my new favourite way to shop for preloved clothes? Since deciding to shop only second-hand throughout 2020, I’ve mostly bought from Depop and Oxfam online – both of which I do love. But I recently found something new. Re-Fashion is a relatively new platform for second-handContinue reading “My new favourite way to shop second-hand”
September is a big month in fashion. It’s the month when thoughts turn to stocking up on knitwear and perhaps acquiring a new autumn/winter coat (I’m determined to finally find my perfect camel-coloured coat this year). Such is the significance of the month that the September 2007 issue of ‘Vogue’ magazine weighed nearly five pounds,Continue reading “Four reasons to take part in second-hand September”
I was recently extolling the virtues of shopping for preloved clothes to some friends. (I need to watch this. I do go on about it a lot – it must get boring!) Much of the environmental impact of clothing comes from its manufacture: “Environmental impacts include energy use and generation of greenhouse gas emissions inContinue reading ““But what if someone died in it?!” – and other barriers to buying secondhand clothes”
The Environmental Audit Committee recommended that students be taught sewing skills in schools. The reason? Most clothes end up in landfill. In fact, every second, the equivalent of a rubbish truck load of clothes is burnt or buried in landfill. Given the low prices of clothes these days from supermarkets, Boohoo.com or Primark, most peopleContinue reading “Oh sew simple”
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