Reviewing H&M’s Conscious Collection

In 2020 I bought only preloved clothing. It’s a new year and I’m considering buying something brand new, but from a sustainable brand or collection (naturally!) This year I’ll be bringing you reviews of the sustainable fashion that’s available, as well as more preloved. Today, H&M’s Conscious Collection. This collection from megabrand H&M is made from at leastContinue reading “Reviewing H&M’s Conscious Collection”

3 things I’ve learnt from a year of buying only preloved fashion in 2020 – and a tip to get you started

Just two days of 2020 to go, and my year of preloved is almost complete. Here’s what I learnt – (1) Buying preloved is fun and rewarding  Not once in 2020 have I missed buying brand new clothes.  Not even a tiny bit.  At the start of each year – and inspired by Gretchen RubinContinue reading “3 things I’ve learnt from a year of buying only preloved fashion in 2020 – and a tip to get you started”

Vintage jewellery

I had a big thing a while ago for buying vintage costume jewellery. I’ve had this ages and can’t remember where it came from. Yes, vintage items are more sustainable than new ones, but there’s something more to it. I like to wonder who originally bought this, where and why. Maybe it was a gift.Continue reading “Vintage jewellery”

A Capsule Wardrobe – Would you? Should you?

The fabled capsule wardrobe is an ideal many aspire to.  The thought of getting up in the morning to be greeted by a sleek selection of just the right clothes really is appealing.  Once and for all, our wardrobe frustrations could be solved: No more ‘I’ve got nothing to wear’ days.  However, many have triedContinue reading “A Capsule Wardrobe – Would you? Should you?”

Family heirloom rewear

Yesterday’s rewear included a new (to me) Anthropologie dress – another Depop bargain. Anthropologie is a brand I like very much but is expensive, so preloved is definitely the way to go. The belt I’m wearing is significant because it originally belonged to my great-grandmother. My great-grandfather was a coal miner, so I assume sheContinue reading “Family heirloom rewear”

Three (almost totally) painless ways to make your wardrobe more sustainable

A couple of years ago I told a friend who’s an environmental consultant that I felt guilty about much I was flying.   I lived in Barcelona but was in London for work often, so I was flying loads.  I was amazed when she told me that two other things I was doing were even worseContinue reading “Three (almost totally) painless ways to make your wardrobe more sustainable”