It seems some New Year's resolutions are just made to be broken. In our own case, falling off the chocolate wagon happened overnight as we discovered some Thornton's beauties lurking in the cupboard in which we were stashing away the Christmas decorations. There must have been a good reason for their careful concealment (possibly from young pub returners seeking late night sustenance over the festive season), but they were a welcome sight and, like the resolution, didn't last long.
Other resolutions are easier to keep and so far we have managed to wear preloved, vintage or hand made clothes every day of the year, both at work and at play. We can highly recommend it (we would, wouldn't we!) as it is utterly painless and requires no element of self denial whatsoever. It also makes sound eco-sense, both economical and ecological, as well as being a fun fashion challenge.
In celebration of hand made, vintage and recycled, we have decided to keep our not so new year's resolution for as long as possible and are encouraging friends, fans and followers to join us by embracing our eco-fashion February challenge during the shortest, darkest and most depressingly bill-filled month of the year.
The rules are simple: all or most of your clothing has to be hand made, vintage, recycled or second hand for the 28 consecutive days of February (no cheating!)
Tell us how you get on by posting your pictures, outfit descriptions, sources and costs on the Frockery Facebook page and we'll offer a £50 Frockery voucher to the most stylish and creative eco-fashionista at the end of the month.
You have a few weeks to think about it and we'll post a reminder at the end of January. Go on, it'll be fun! You may even end up enjoying it so much that you keep on eco-frocking throughout the year!
Meanwhile, you'll find some good reasons and 'RE' action ideas here.
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