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”
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”
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”
What I re-wore in February. Depop finds and looking forward to my spring wardrobe
One the emerging criticisms of the secondhand clothes trend is that it’s being gentrified. But is that true? If it is, is that a problem?
Frost has nipped and snow has fallen this January. I love snow for the way it can magically transform the landscape. It’s as though I went to bed in a suburban street and woke up the next morning in Narnia. The snow has given me lots of opportunities to wear preloved winter items this month.Continue reading “January Rewears”