|Knitwear - People Tree; Trousers - People Tree; Scarf - my late grandmother's|
1. Ethical clothing from dedicated brands
|Jacket - pre-loved; trousers - Seasalt; scarf & knitwear - People Tree;|
handbag - What Daisy Did
This might look like a more acceptable version of the word second-hand, but in my case, all the pre-loved items I have were given to me by friends and family. I have a leather cream jacket from a friend (as seen above) and a black leather jacket in the 70s style from my mother. I am also the third owner of a 20-something-year-old pair of jeans and the proud owner of my late grandmother's scarves.
3. Mending/ transforming existing pieces
I don't do this as often as I would like to, but I do have a few pieces that I transformed myself, including this top that used to be a dress.
These Seasalt trousers had an accident: I fell and the trousers were ripped. As it wasn't my style to wear them like that no matter how fashionable it might be, I thought I would transform them in knee-length trousers. The trousers are very comfortable and quite versatile, perfect for the late summer and warmer autumn days.
4. Good quality items that will last a long long time
Can you believe that I have had this bag since I was a teacher in Romania back in the early 2000s? It is real leather and hand-made. I brought it with me here in the UK in 2005 when I first arrived and I am still using it for work. This is what I call slow fashion!
|Leather bag - Pelle Art, Romania|