& Other Stories Review

I recently went into a roomy & Other Stories store in Coal Drop yard, King’s Cross, London.   & Other Stories was my favourite shopping destination before I committed to a year of buying secondhand clothes exclusively.  I’d almost forgotten how much I love this brand – they just get everything so right.  The knitwear withContinue reading “& Other Stories Review”

Three sustainable fashion brands you can afford

Maybe you want a more sustainable wardrobe, but are put off by the cost.  During my peak Zara years, I dismissed sustainable fashion because I thought it meant paying 200 quid for a poncho made out of recycled linen, or similar. As I write about in this article about privilege and sustainable fashion it’s trueContinue reading “Three sustainable fashion brands you can afford”

The three best sustainable fashion innovations of 2021

‘Time’ magazine recently published its list of best inventions of the year.  It’s remarkable how many of these incorporate sustainability thinking.  Everist’s Waterless Shampoo Concentrate is 100% plant-based, plastic free and eliminates the water which makes up 70% of the contents of a standard shampoo bottle. Kuleana is perfect for anyone who went completely offContinue reading “The three best sustainable fashion innovations of 2021”

Primark enters the circular economy

Critics of fast fashion often reach for Primark as an example of everything that’s wrong with the industry: exploited garment workers, clothes made from damaging synthetic materials and garments designed to be worn just a few times before being dumped into landfill. Primark seems an unlikely partner for the Ellen McArthur Foundation, a leading organisation dedicated to acceleratingContinue reading “Primark enters the circular economy”

Fashion brands that will repair your clothes and accessories

Levi’s slogan back in the day was “The more you wash ‘em, the better they look and fit.’” Favourite jeans you’d worn in looked better than a brand-new pair, so Levi’s were designed to withstand years of washing and wearing.  Making a virtue of clothes lasting years is making a comeback – there’s a growingContinue reading “Fashion brands that will repair your clothes and accessories”

How a year of blogging has changed me

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”

Recycled By

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”

How to successfully shop secondhand online

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”

Secondhand jeans for secondhand September

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”

My new favourite way to shop second-hand

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”