For a long time I have been looking for a good wool jumper or cardigan. My knitting is so slow, I still haven’t quite finished the lovely merino wool cardigan I started in the summer. Finally I found this, in the Salvation Army charity shop. A M&S Merino wool polo neck. A couple of sizes … More Cardigan Upcycle
I’ve been thinking about taking up this challenge again this year. A brilliant way to get us thinking about the amount of clothes we own, and what we really need. My winter wardrobe consists of: Jeans (vintage Levis) Grey long sleeve tee shirt Grey silk blouse Navy Cardigan (upcycled from a jumper – will make … More Six Items Challenge
So, I don’t go to many parties, but an invite to a surprise 50th Party, back in Burton upon Trent – I had to go! What to wear? Looking in my wardrobe, I have that lovely grey silk and cotton blouse, my favourite silk cardi and a couple of silk vest tops, but it’s winter! … More Party Invite and Nothing to Wear!
Having watched Channel 4 Dispatches on 23rd January, here are some thoughts: If you are paying £19.99 for a garment on line what is the retailer paying the factory to make it? Do we really think they will be paying enough for the factory to then pay the workers minimum wage? That £19.99 has to … More Britain’s Cheap Clothes
I have spent years feeling my wardrobe is inadequate. If I just had a couple of other items it would be perfect. I have finally come to realise that there is no perfect wardrobe, at least not for me, even if I were willing to spend the money, and the time, finding those few perfect … More My (not quite) Perfect Capsule Wardrobe
Having bought a lovely second hand pair of Levis from Poor Boy Vintage Boutique in Hull, I found that one of the button holes had worn and was annoyingly awkward to keep done up. I found a nice piece of blue linen, added some iron on interfacing and stitched it to the back of the … More Mending my Levis
Having looked at the issues of pollution and waste. Now we will look at what the industry is doing to address these. One way to reduce pollution is a closed loop system, where the excess dye and chemicals are recovered from the water and reused. This allows for the water that is discharged to be … More Dying to Dye Textiles: part 2 of 3