• And the winner of the Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge 2012 is...

    March 10, 2012

    The Frockery's eco-fashion challenge 2012, which ran throughout February, caused our judging panel more than a few headaches, we don't mind admitting!  So many stylish outfits were submitted by our talented and creative entrants, it was really tough to choose an overall winner and runner up.

    But here, finally, are the results.

    The winner is Janice Stewart, who will receive a £100 Frockery voucher. It was felt that this unique coat and matching bag, created by Janice from "old jumpers and mixed fabrics" with outside-sewn seams, fully captured the challenge ethos and exuded the eco-wow factor.

    froockery ecofashion challenge winner

    Runner up is Suki Fitzgerald, who will receive a £50 Frockery voucher. Suki's stunning skirt and waistcoat combo, sourced from second hand and charity shops for a veritable song, really hit the eco-fashion spot in our judges' opinion.

    frockery ecofashion challenge runner up

    But we're not finished yet! Since we found you all so eco-inspirational, we've decided to award £20 Frockery vouchers to all of the other stylish ladies (there were no men!) who posted their outfits. To claim your voucher code, please just send us your email address with 'ecovoucher' in the subject line.

    Thank you to everyone who entered into the spirit of our 2012 challenge and we hope to see you all again next year!

  • Are you ready to frock?

    February 1, 2012

    No, you didn't miss our earlier announcement of the Frockery's Eco-Fashion Challenge 2012 which starts today and runs throughout February, it's just that January ran out faster than anticipated. Our best excuse is that we are dedicated followers of slow fashion!

    Our inaugural challenge was held last year as a fun way of combating the snowdrift blues and was a great success, so we decided to make it an annual event. We have, however, simplified the rules this year to make it easier to take part. So do come and join us in our 2012 February frock-up!

    Frockery February Eco-Fashion Challenge 2012

    In celebration of hand made, vintage, retro and recycled, we are once again encouraging friends, fans and followers to take part in our February eco-fashion challenge during the shortest, darkest and most depressingly bill-filled month of the year.

    The rules are simple

    Most of your clothing should be hand made, vintage, recycled or second hand during February and you should post your pictures, outfit descriptions, sources and costs on the Frockery Facebook page over the course of the month (as many or as few as you like!)

    If you don't 'do' Facebook, you can post your entries here on our blog or email them to us directly and we will post them for you.

    Pics mean prizes

    Frockery vouchers (£100 for the winner and £50 for the runner up) will go to the posters of the most stylish and creative eco-fashionable ensembles at the end of the month.

    So come on everybody, let's frock!

  • Congratulations to our winning eco-fashionistas!

    March 3, 2011

    Our first ever February eco-fashion challenge has now ended and we’d like to thank everyone who took part. Showcasing charity shop finds, vintage pieces, hand made and recycled frockery, it was such fun that we we’ll definitely be repeating it next year.

    So who won? Over to our independent judge Amber, who has now completed her deliberations:

    First of all, can I just say that judging this was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, because I really wanted to award the prize to everyone. (Looking at the photos has also made me determined to hit up my local charity shops at the first possible opportunity – so many great outfits!)

    Anyway, after a lot of thought, I’ve finally come to a decision and the winner is (drumroll)...

    Mary Wellock!

    I chose Mary, not just because of her flair for fashion (I absolutely loved all of the bright colours and patterns in Mary’s outfits), but also because I was really impressed with her knack of being able to alter items, either by dyeing them, or by taking them apart and turning them into something else. That takes a good eye and a lot of skill, so kudos to Mary!

    In the runner’s up position, I’ve chosen Annick Breugelmans. The main thing I noticed about Annick’s photos was her ability to create lots of very different looks, proving how versatile eco fashion can be (and also that Annick can wear just about anything!).

    Well done to everyone who took part and thanks, Alison, for running the challenge and allowing me to be part of it!

    So congratulations to Mary and Annick! Your prizes will be winging their way to you very soon.

    And since this is our first ever challenge, we have decided that everyone deserves to be a winner this year, so we’ll be sending some thank you vouchers to all the other great participants.

    See you all next year, if not before!

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  • Final week of the eco-fashion challenge

    February 22, 2011

    A big thank you to all of our fabulous February eco-fashion challengers who have taken part so far.

    We are now in the final week of the challenge so you'd better get your eco-skates on if you want to be in with a chance of winning Frockery vouchers or yummy cupcakes from the Scarlet Bakery.

    scarlet bakery cupcakes

    Winners will be announced in early March after the lovely Amber has completed her deliberations.


  • Ready Steady Go!

    February 1, 2011

    Our first ever February eco-fashion challenge is now underway!

    So come on, ladies and gentlemen, post your eco-fashion pics for prizes on our Facebook events page (or, if you don't do Facebook, send them directly to for posting). You might want to showcase a different outfit every day or just a few examples of your February eco-frockery, which should comprise predominantly vintage, second hand or hand made clothing.

    £50 Frockery vouchers are up for grabs for the most creative and eco-stylish fashionistas in February. Not only that, vintage themed cupcakes from our friends at  The Scarlet Bakery will be winging their way to some runners up at the end of the challenge.

    It should be a  piece of cake, so it's over to you!

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  • Just in case you missed our newsletter...

    January 22, 2011

    Here it is!

    February Eco-Fashion Challenge

    February may be the shortest, but it is also the coldest, darkest and most depressing bill-filled month of the year.

    So in a bid to banish the winter blues and benefit bank balances, we are inviting you to take part in our 28 day eco-fashion challenge for a chance to win £50 Frockery vouchers.

    The rules are simple. All or most of your clothing has to be vintage, hand made, recycled or second hand throughout February. Tell us how you get on by posting your pictures, outfit descriptions, sources and costs on the Frockery Facebook page (non Facebookers can email them directly to us and we will post them on our blog).

    At the end of the challenge, independent fashion blogger Amber McNaught, of Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman fame, will select the most stylish and creative February eco-fashionistas, who will each receive £50 Frockery vouchers.

    Participants are already signing up and chatting about the challenge here, so what are you waiting for? It’s fun, it's free and will make February fly!

    If you need any more persuading, or inspiration, you might want to check out some of our tried and tested 'RE' action ideas.

    Preloved Reloved Project

    Thanks to the power of Twitter, we were delighted to hear about the Preloved Reloved project initiated by Kim Sklinar, who is wearing only second hand clothes throughout 2011 to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Research charity.

    She writes on her blog:

    “From charity shops, vintage markets and eBay, I’ll be spending less on clothes, making less impulse purchases, wearing more unusual things, accessorising better,giving more money to charity and generally not giving money to sweatshop factories via the high street.”

    Kim is most definitely a lady after our own hearts (and wardrobes!) and we’ll be watching her progress with interest. If you want to donate towards Kim’s very worthwhile cause, you can do so here.

    St Valentine's Day

    One special date to look forward to this month is St Valentine’s Day on 14th February. So why not celebrate the occasion this year by rocking the retro instead of hitting the high street? There is absolutely nothing not to love about preloved fashion and we have plenty of romantic frockery in stock which is sure to captivate your soulmate! What's more, preloved Valentine's Day dressing will also count in the eco-fashion challenge.

    And finally

    A big thank you to all our customers, both new and preloved, for your continuing support. We always enjoy hearing from you, so please feel free to drop us an email or leave us a review on Facebook.

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