DIY fabric accessories – extend the life of your clothes

Accessories are a girl’s best friend because they can dress up a boring outfit (or better yet, ‘update’ the same outfit you’ve been wearing on rotation!) and you can then get more life out of our clothes. I am going to share a simple way to dress up an outfit with fabric flowers. It’s a…

My guest post at Recycled Fashion

2011 was the year I achieved a few resolutions by the way of the 3Things Project by Oxfam, one of them being to become an Ethical Fashionista. This involved upcycling and recycling clothes. During this time I discovered a mass of great blogs out there who were doing the same thing, one of them was…

My plastic fantastic bag

I found the amazing Bags Revolt  stall at the last Made on the Left Market and instantly fell in love with this bag (which I subsequently bought). I love the colours. I love the size. I love the fact that it’s made from old plastic bags! Talk about an upcycling hero! Venezuelan born artist Patricia…

Upcycling – old to new

Previously: Recycling clothes. Continuing my 3things pledge to become an ethical fashionista, I have been on the challenge to discover the wonderful world of upcycling. Upcycling is the process of converting a somewhat useless product into something of value. In the world of fashion upcycling can also be referred to as reconstruction, refashion or reclaiming….

Recycling clothes – seek and you shall find

Previously: Becoming an ethical fashionista The road to my becoming an ethical fashionista has challenged the way I  look at fashion and shopping. It can no longer be about satisfying an immediate want and going to the cheapest fashion store to buy it. I have to consider what my ethical choices are and the first…