Preloved, reloved and retro make eco-fashion sense

Following on from our last post, it seems we  are far from alone in our aspirations to rock the retro and celebrate the second hand for the benefit of people, planet and wallet.

Slow fashion fans have been signing up fast for our February eco-fashion challenge and we are excited to have secured the services of a well known fashion blogger to choose the winner (or winners if we are feeling generous!)  at the end of the month.

More details will follow, but you can keep signing up here and  remember to like us on Facebook in order to post your outfits and comments on our page from 1st February. For non-Facebookers (and we know there are quite a few) please just send them to us directly and we'll post them for you.

Thanks to the power of Twitter, we were also delighted to hear about the Preloved Reloved project initiated by Kim Sklinar, who kindly featured the Frockery challenge on her blog. Kim is wearing only second hand clothes throughout 2011 to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Research charity and says of her project:

"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.

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