Tag Archives: recycled fashion

  • 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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  • Size matters

    October 29, 2007

    We have had lots of great customer feedback over the past few weeks (thank you all!) and are now working on a few new ideas to improve The Frockery shopping experience for the many vintage and retro clothing fans out there, as well as for those who are simply looking for pre-owned contemporary pieces that will neither break the bank nor cost the earth.

    A 'search by size' function is planned, and we have also received requests for a wider selection of ladies clothes which are bigger than a size 14.  Since retro and vintage clothes tend to be on the small, if not tiny, side (as we were all a lot smaller back then) it is often more difficult to source larger sizes from past decades, but we are certainly on the case! Meanwhile, we have a few larger size posh frocks in stock, such as this black and gold glitzy party dress, which is sure to turn heads over the festive season and beyond.