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I’ve always loved clothes, and I’ve been upcycling, putting together outlandish outfits and making handcrafted editions to my wardrobe for as long as I can remember. As a teenager, my weekends were spent scouring Brighton’s vintage shops for bargains and I’ve had a variety of fashion retail jobs, from H&M, via Cyberdog in Camden Market, to a luxury lingerie boutique!

I was lucky enough to land my dream job making costumes for film, TV and theatre, but the more costumes I made, the more I fell out of love with high street fashion. It became harder to ignore the cheap fabrics and poor fit, and I spent more time searching vintage and charity shops for better quality clothing that was still affordable.

As I read more critiques of fast fashion, and the ways in which it damages the environment and exploits garment workers, I realised how hypocritical my behaviour was. How could I view myself as a skilled artisan, who deserves fair wages and a good standard of living, but treat the work of other seamstresses as though their work was worthless?

I love having a lot of clothes, so when I started this blog in 2017 my plan wasn’t to change my wardrobe entirely, but to value the clothes I already have, and replace them thoughtfully as and when they wear out. I’ve been sharing upcycling and refashioning tips, as well as highlighting brands who make beautiful clothes or accessories that are kind to people and the planet.

I’d love to hear from you if you want to chat sustainable fashion or sewing, so feel free to leave a comment on the blog or say hi to me on social media!

I’ve always loved clothes, and I’ve been upcycling, putting together outlandish outfits and making handcrafted editions to my wardrobe for as long as I can remember. As a teenager, my weekends were spent scouring Brighton’s vintage shops for bargains and I’ve had a variety of fashion retail jobs, from H&M, via Cyberdog in Camden Market, to a luxury lingerie boutique!

I was lucky enough to land my dream job making costumes for film, TV and theatre, but the more costumes I made, the more I fell out of love with high street fashion. It became harder to ignore the cheap fabrics and poor fit, and I spent more time searching vintage and charity shops for better quality clothing that was still affordable.

As I read more critiques of fast fashion, and the ways in which it damages the environment and exploits garment workers, I realised how hypocritical my behaviour was. How could I view myself as a skilled artisan, who deserves fair wages and a good standard of living, but treat the work of other seamstresses as though their work was worthless?

I love having a lot of clothes, so when I started this blog in 2017 my plan wasn’t to change my wardrobe entirely, but to value the clothes I already have, and replace them thoughtfully as and when they wear out. I’ve been sharing upcycling and refashioning tips, as well as highlighting brands who make beautiful clothes or accessories that are kind to people and the planet.

I’d love to hear from you if you want to chat sustainable fashion or sewing, so feel free to leave a comment on the blog or say hi to me on social media!