June has been an eventful month for Love Your Clothes with our student takeover by London College of Fashion and fun Fashion Salvage event in Bristol.
Elsewhere, June got off to a great start with World Environment Day, and this year’s theme of “Consume with care” was right up our street. To mark the occasion, Bryony at Stitched Up put together her tips for “clothing yourself ethically”. We learned a new word from this: Shaberdashery.
It was festival month too: Glastonbury was the most talked-about but there were many others, and the fashion bloggers were ready with their tips on festival style.
The Fix Up Look Sharp blog had several posts on festival dressing but we particularly liked Clare’s ideas on what to do with your wellies afterwards.
Amy Taylor at the Oxfam Fashion Blog had good suggestions for second-hand festival outfits, as well as some ideas for tie dyeing and dip dyeing your own old T shirts.
Not every event is so high profile, and what’s nice about summer is all the local events that happen around the country.
The Prudent Pair at the Prudence blog wrote about organising their own charity swishing night. Their guests brought unwanted clothes to pass on and everyone took something home. They make it sound easy – and very enjoyable: "What a great way to spend a great girlie night laughing and having fun."
Susan at My Charity Shop Life wrote about the Penge Jumble Trail day: "a brilliant local bargain hunt around house-hosted street stalls in a local area". This sounds like a great idea – do you know of any in your area?
In Bristol, there was lots going on as part of Big Green Week, and Marks and Spencer organised upcycling workshops under the title Shwop and Sew Lab. Joanna at KnitDiss went along and explains: "the idea behind it is to get people recycling, up-cycling, and re-loving their clothes again."
She describes the event as “free, friendly and fashionable” – which sums up most of these local initiatives. Could you do something similar?
Check our Events page to find an event near you – or, if you’re organising one, post the details here for free.