So many clothes we own are only worn a handful of times. (You may even have a few still with the labels on). Why not dig out everything you have and go through it properly?
Donate what you’re not wearing, and commit to wearing what’s left with regularity. We’ll help you do it too, by sharing ideas on our blog. Sometimes these might be styling tips, like how to wear things more than one way, though check back regularly as we’re always finding new tips!
Shopping smart and buying pieces you really love is a good ethos to have. Even at sale times. Ask yourself if you really need it. Will you wear, with 2 or more items you already own?
When you buy something you do love, look after it properly to help it last longer. Check the care labels inside the garment and try not to wash after a single wear.
Look out for handy DIY tutorials on our blog . They’re a great way to care for your thoughtfully chosen clothes, without adding harmful chemicals. If you own garments with synthetic fibres it’s worth investing in a Guppy Bag too. This captures any microfibres that come loose in the wash and saves them from polluting water supplies.
We found a great resource – the care and repair page of Love Your Clothes. Check it out for hints on everything from stain removal to looking after delicates, like lace.
Whether it’s a hole, ripped seam or a little snag, often these pieces get left unworn or put aside for charity. Working with experts, we share both simple and more creative techniques to repair items. This often includes upcycling and repurposing. We learned to darn with Traid, and they also shared with us how to make bobble hats out of our unworn jumpers. See below for how to do it too.