Tag: Make do and mend

Breaking up with Fast Fashion

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of fast fashion and don’t buy it often, but it is easy, cheap and I have bought it, particularly underwear and clothes to lounge around in. I cannot stand Primark, supermarket brands or the like, and don’t shop there, but I have slipped up and bought items from the likes of Next, M&S, Oasis and Monsoon.

As I am on a mission to expand my sewing and making skills further, I have decided to stop buying any mass produced clothing all together for at least a year and see how it goes. I completely understand that many people have no choice and have to buy fast fashion because it is so cheap and easy, but I believe it costs us more in the long run as we need to replace these items more often, due to poor quality fabrics and shoddy workmanship. I also want to focus on buying British and supporting our economy and tradesmen/women.

So I am on a mission to fix what we have and make anything new (and supporting British trade).

I should add that buying from charity shops/thrift shops/second hand shops are exempt from the rule. I want to recycle where possible and these are a great way of buying even cheaper clothing than you would pay for in high street shops, it stops it going to landfill, and you never know, you could find an absolute gem!

I will blog about my new, more sustainable way of life, and if you are on a similar path, please let me know, I’d love to follow your journey too xx


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