Brighton Fashion Week went all the way with sustainable fashion!

It was Brighton Fashion Week last weekend and every single event had sustainability at it’s core. There were talks, upcycling workshops, debates, a competition to see who could create the best piece of clothing out of rubbish, catwalks and a clothes swap. I would have loved to go to all the events, but I couldn’t
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Curtain edging necklace and the start of the slow fashion challenge!

Ok be honest with me here.  Do you think I have: a) completely lost the plot or b) am way ahead of my time and about to spark a whole trend in wearing old style curtain edging as a necklace??? I think it looks really nice, but may be a bit too close to the
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What is the problem with fast fashion and a challenge for you all!

My next challenge on My Year of Eco Challenges will be all about slowing down fashion.  I am writing about it early, because I want to invite you all to join in with this one! Why do I want to slow down fashion? These days very cheap fashion items are readily available.  Why mend, repair
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TheFIREstarter on his no clothes challenge!

Back in September 2013 I started a Year of Eco Challenges.  I decided to take on one challenge for each month of the year and so far have taken on 5 challenges and am preparing for a 6th one!  They include not using shampoo, avoiding supermarkets, buying nothing new or secondhand for myself, trying to
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Turning old jeans into a skirt…

A few weeks ago I got a massive burst of inspiration and decided to make a long denim skirt out of a pair of jeans. The jeans in question were size 16 jeans from my larger days early last year. Not only that they were going at the seams between the legs so they must
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‘Buy less, choose well, make it last’

Just before Vivienne Westwood showed her latest fashion collection recently she said she has a new motto: ‘Buy less, choose well, make it last.’  In fact she went further to say ‘I don’t really care about fashion’ and ‘don’t buy this collection’! I have to say I agree with her totally.  I didn’t see the recent Panorama
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