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  • Frockery EcoFashion Challenge 2016: winners announced

    March 16, 2016

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    Sincere apologies for the delay in announcing our Frockery Eco Fashion Challenge winners due to a  combination of crises, including internet connection issues,  two days in court for the chief frocker (fotunately not as the accused!) and several days of London lurgy. Thank you all for your patience!

    We had some stunning entries again this year as an amazing array of vintage, hand made and preloved oufits were showcased on our virtual catwalk, along with accompanying stories of creative customisations and bargain buys. There is a tremendous sense of camaraderie among our FrockeryFacebook group members, which always makes the challenge such an enjoyable and fun event.

    It was another unenviable task and difficult decision for our esteemed judges - Janice Stewart of Tweed'll Dee, Kirstin Frocker and the absolutely fabulous Patsy A (whose internet connection is very vintage, practically dial-up, darling!) - as there was once again such an outstandingly stylish display of eco-fashion in all its glorious diversity throughout the month.

    But finally, here are this year's three worthy winners, who will each receive £50 of frockery of their choice from our catalogue, with an additional £25 for the 'story behind the style'. The images give just a glimpse of the range of eco-frockery that was 'rocked around the clock' during February.

     Gail Adams - vintage treasure huntress extraordinaire!

    frockery challenge winner Gail

    "So I am out treasure hunting and it is so cold. Out of the wardrobe comes old faithful, 10 years old and originally from M&S. The beret was a freebie from an elderly relatives house clearance."

    frockery challenge winner Gail 2

    "A lovely cashmere jacket bought from a charity shop in Brechin for £6.50. A perfect match for my tartan full circle skirt."

    Sharan King - vaunting the vintage and hand made!

    frockery challenge winner Sharan

    "#outfitoftheday this one is many years old but still loved like the first day I got her via eBay so was second hand #lindybop #vintagelook#vintagefashion #thefrockery"

    frockery challenge winner Sharan2

    "#‎outfitoftheday my beautiful blue ‪#‎imadethis ‪#‎dressmaker‪#‎makeyourownwardrobe and ‪#‎broochoftheday ice cream mmm‪#‎gofrockyourself ‪#‎letsdressvintage ‪#‎mrssewandsew ✂✂"

     Breagha Cuinn - queen of quirk, princess of preloved and wild child!

    frockery challenge winner Breagha

    "Today's Outfit: Charity Shop jacket (£3), Charity Shop dress (£5), Charity Shop tights (50p) Vintage brooch (£1), Second Hand scarf (Free)!"

    frockery challenge winner Breagha 2

    "Today's Outfit: Second hand leopard top (Free), Second Hand snake skin print cardigan (Free) Charity Shop zebra print jeans (£5)"

    Story behind the style - Gail's lampshade!

    frockery challenge story winner

     "The ultimate in eco fashion. What do you do when you rip your favourite vintage pleated skirt on the car door? Cover a boring lampshade, add matching corsage and a few roadkill feathers and we are good to go."

    Congratulations to our winners (please contact us to claim your prizes, ladies!) and a huge thank you to everyone who entered into the spirit of the #frockerychallenge 2016.  Hope to see you all again next year!

  • Two reasons to be cheerful this February

    February 19, 2016

    We are all thoroughly fed up with the appalling weather, from which we are expecting little respite any time soon. Today we have rain (again - or should that be still?) and tomorrow more snow is forecast. To top it all, lurgy has descended on the frockers' household and we have been been a-shivering for several days now.

    We won't even mention the tax bill, but we have come up with two reasons to be cheerful this February...

    15PC OFF BANNER

    To cheer us all up and help beat the winter blues, we are currently offering a 15% cross store discount which is valid for all online purchases from the Frockery catalogue until the end of this month. Just enter FEBRUARY during the checkout process and the discount will be automatically applied.

    CHALLENGE 2016

    If you are still in need of cheering up, there is plenty of time to enter this year's Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge which is currently underway on our Facebook group. Some stunning outfits have been showcased so far by our intrepid fashionistas and there are prizes to be won. Click the banner for more details, and do come and join us!

  • Get ready to frock, it'll soon be February!

    January 24, 2016

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    Are you ready to frock? It will soon be 1st February and time to kick off the 6th annual Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge, where  pics mean prizes and we can all enjoy showcasing our vintage, preloved and hand made outfits to celebrate the best in sustainable style and slow fashion.

    We have made a few changes to the prize structure this year due to the increasingly dufficult task for our judges of picking just one overall winner and a runner up from the myriad of stylish outfits paraded down our virtual catwalk. For 2016 we have  introduced three categories – vintage, preloved and hand made – with  Frockery vouchers to the value of £50 going to the posters of the most stylish and creative (in our judges' opinion) eco-fashionable ensembles in each category at the end of the competition. In addition there will be vouchers for the most entertaining ‘story behind the style’ and a chance to win a gift  for a loved one as it’s a leap year and St Valentine’s Day falls midway through the challenge.

    frockery eco-fashion challenge 2016

    The rules couldn't be simpler! Aim to wear clothing and accessories which are hand made, vintage, recycled or second hand during February and post your pictures, outfit descriptions and sources on the Frockery Facebook Group (it's a closed group but just send a join request). Alternatively you can post on our public Frockery Facebook Page or on our Twitter feed (using the #frockerychallenge hashtag so we don't miss it). If all else fails, just email us directly and we'll post for you. You can showcase as many or as few outfits as you like over the course of the month, but more is always merrier!

    We are delighted that Janice Stewart from Tweed’ll Dee By Notions has agreed once again to be our chief judge and 'Ms Motivator', ably assisted by minor frocker Kirstin and the absolutely fabulous Patsy A, whose modelling career began in London back in the 60s.

    Let's all have some frocking fun!

    janice stewart eco-fashion challenge winner

  • Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge celebrates sustainable fashion

    January 28, 2015

    ready to frock

    Forfar-based business, The Frockery, is inviting entries for its fifth annual Eco-Fashion Challenge, which kicks off this Sunday and will run throughout February to help combat the winter blues, as well as raising awareness of the need to tackle textile waste, much of which ends up in landfill.

    Participants are once again being encouraged to “vaunt the vintage, rock the retro and celebrate the second hand, recycled and hand made” for 28 days, posting pictures and outfit descriptions to the Frockery Facebook Group, or on Twitter using the #frockerychallenge hashtag.

    Chief Frocker, Alison Preuss, explains: “Our inaugural challenge was held in 2011 as a creative way of combating the February blues while snowdrifts brought the country to a virtual standstill. It was such fun that we decided to turn it into an annual slow fashion event with a serious message.”

    Janice Stewart, owner of Tweed’ll Dee By Notions of Brechin and a previous challenge winner, has been co-opted on to this year’s judging team for the difficult task of deciding a winner and a runner up from an anticipated amazing array of entries. Frockery vouchers will go to the contributors of the most stylish and creative eco-fashionable ensembles at the end of the challenge.

    To help inspire eco-fashionistas who want to save both the planet and the wallet in style, the Frockery has prepared a useful list of Top 10 ‘RE’-ACTIONS to the relentless pressures of the fast fashion industry. The message could not be clearer: “Why buy new when it’s more fashionable, frugal and eco-friendly to go retro?”.

     

  • Frockery eco-fashion challenge 2014: everyone's a winner!

    March 7, 2014

    Well the judges have deliberated, argued, agonised, sweated, swithered and even sworn a bit (as it was such a difficult task), but a decision has finally been reached and it's time to announce the winners of this year's Frockery EcoFashion Challenge.

    Cue drum roll...

    This year's winner is Janice Stewart, who will receive £100 of frockery from our catalogue. Some readers may remember that Janice is a previous winner, but the judges felt her creativity, quirkiness and unique sense of eco-style stood out, along with her colourful personality that was so evident in all her entertaining 'tales behind the togs'. Here is Janice rocking one of her creative combos (where muck boots meet Zandra Rhodes!) and a montage of her amazing customised undertaker's coat cheekily teamed with red lace and tartan!

    muck boots meet zandra rhodes

    "Today's ensemble is entirely charity shops, over the years, not all at once! even the muck boots! (i'm off to an open air rummage site today so need them) NOT taking the fabby Zandra Rhodes bag that i got in a blind auction in a charity shop but had to add it to the picture as i love it! Photo by youngest son...who actually said i looked good, then added...for a wifie your age!"

    frockery challenge winner montage

    "Not exactly Sunday at Church wear...but this jacket will have seen the inside of a few in it's previous life as an undertakers top coat! I have now finished vamping it up & got hubs to take pics last night. The red lace dress underneath is from Sunrise..bought for a wedding that i couldn't get to due to snow a couple of years ago....tartan tights....just because i don't do american tan! Pink lens specs for special occasions...life looks better through rose coloured specs! #vintage#retro #upcycled #fun"

    Our runner up this year is Cecilia Townley, who will receive £50 of frockery from our catalogue. Cecilia's distinctive style, eye for a bargain (we must all bookmark the Woking hospice shop for a visit!) and showcasing of a range of eco-outfits throughout the challenge - from vintage to charity shop chic, for work, play and special occasions - were truly inspiring.  Here are just two of her winning looks.

    cecilia baby blue

    "This most beautiful crochet baby blue dress, from The Frockery is what I'm wearing! "

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    "£4 for my red wrap dress. £4 for my navy blazer! Love a charity shop bargain Monday."

    But read on, fellow eco-frockers, for there are no losers and everyone's a winner when it comes to eco-fashion! 

    Since it was so incredibly tough for our judges to come up with just one winner and one runner up from the array of fabulous eco-fashion on display throughout February, we have decided to offer £20 of frockery to each of this year's participants. So please email us with your choice of items and we'll wing them off to you.

    Thank you again to everyone who embraced our fourth Frockery challenge with such enthusiasm and contributed to the community camaraderie. We hope you'll all take part again next year.

    Please feel free in the meantime to use the Frockery Facebook group to post eco-fashion tips, bargain buys, vintage adventures and news and we will continue to post events, competitions and exclusive offers there during the year. And if you haven't yet 'liked' our Frockery Facebook page , why not?!

     

  • Brechin Advertiser features Frockery challenge winner

    March 21, 2012

    The Brechin Advertiser has run a short article about this year's eco-fashion challenge winner, Janice Stewart. Extra points for anyone spotting the Freudian slip in the text!

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    We were pleased to be able to personally deliver Janice's prize as she lives just 12 miles away from Frockery Towers. We are also delighted to report that the coat looks even better in/on the flesh than in the photographs!

    brechin advertiser frockery ecofashion challenge

    Link to Brechin Advertiser online article with amended text