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  • Preloved, reloved and retro make eco-fashion sense

    January 17, 2011

    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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  • New wardrobe resolution and an eco-fashion challenge

    January 9, 2011

    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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