As the season started to change and September turned into October, the Love Your Clothes team was out and about in London and Brighton to spread the word about Fashion Salvage. And it seems the rest of the sustainable fashion blogosphere has been feeling the same way! Here are some of our top blog picks.
On Saturday 19 September, Charity Fashion Live took on the challenge of recreating London Fashion Week looks as soon as they hit the catwalk, all from clothes found in an Oxfam store. We also held Fashion Salvage talks and workshops in Oxfam stores around the capital to show how a little bit of creativity can bring new life to pre-loved clothes. Check out the Charity Fashion Live blog for some serious SS16 style inspiration and tips – including CFL stylist Emma Slade Edmundson’s Guide to Nailing AW15 Charity Shopping.
Louise Croft, otherwise known as Pauper to Princess, also shared some great tips for first-time charity shoppers on the Oxfam Fashion Blog. Buying second-hand clothes not only extends the life of those clothes and reduces the impact on the environment, it’s a great way to save money and stay thrifty!
Emma of blog No Debutante and Helen Brown from Kecks Clothing both came along to our Bristol Fashion Salvage event with Bristol Textiles Recyclers a few months back, and recently met up for a photo shoot to showcase the “amazing, random, bizarre and beautiful pieces” they managed to salvage there together. Get some serious style envy from No Debutante’s blog.
And if you want to do some fashion salvaging of your own, but aren’t sure where to start, why not try an autumn/winter edit of your own wardrobe? Ceri from Style Eyes gives her advice on being a little more sustainable this autumn with the clothes you already have.
Finally, we continue to be inspired by Caroline Jones, who is documenting her year of wearing only clothes bought from Cancer Research UK stores (knickers model’s own…) and fundraising in memory of her Mum.