An inspirational resource of links to upcycled DIY clothing & accessory tutorials + thrifty outfit ideas for those wanting fabulous, affordable, unique style without supporting the growing phenomenon of cheap, unethically produced “fast fashion".
Surprisingly, some people still don’t appreciate the importance of reuse or love hunting through the racks at their local thrift shop! An excuse heard often is that it’s “too hard to find good stuff!”. Thrifting success is a combination of preparation and execution techniques. You can easily score unique types of clothing that will revamp your closet but it all depends on how you approach your trips to the thrift shop.
With such a variety of thrift and charity shops you’re bound to find something somewhere! Check out the sales and discounts days of each store to ensure you get a bargain and the best deals. It is all about making the right choices and never giving up during our search. While most stores will categorize their items and make it easy for you to rummage through and get a befitting item, you need to be aggressive enough to get what you want.
With more stores embracing technology and allowing customers to shop online for their favorite items, it has become relatively straightforward for you to find exactly what you want. Here are some of the most common questions about thrifting:
According to UnEarthed, ‘Every year, global emissions from textile production are equivalent to 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2, a figure that outweighs the carbon footprint of international flights and shipping combined.’ Shoppers across the globe have a responsibility to make sustainable choices when it comes to their wardrobes, but exactly how can you do that? From materials to brands and mindful shopping, let’s take a look at your sustainable fashion options.
Most of us acquire jewelry as a gift – either from a love interest or a family member. While it’s great to receive a pretty accessory from others, there are a few drawbacks to not buying it for yourself. Thankfully it’s become a lot more common to treat yourself to a bit of bling (or at the very least shop for it with a partner so that you can choose something you’ll actually wear & enjoy for years).
Here’s why it’s fab to create your own collection of awesome accessories:
“All you need are tiny scraps of felted wool sweaters and a bit of glue, and you will be able to protect your floors in just 10 seconds! These homemade chair felt pads are an easy and free no-scratch solution in your home!”
Got a groovy refashion to share? How about a funky upcycled accessory or decor tutorial? An amazing thrifted outfit?