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    How to Repair a Seam by Hand

    2020-10-09 09:39

    For the third in my ‘How to’ mending series I’m demonstrating how a backstitch can be used to repair a seam by hand.

    A couple of years ago I went along to a sale at Emmaus charity shop in Bristol hosted... More

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    How to Sew an Invisible Hem By Hand

    2020-09-25 13:29

    ‘Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.’ Benjamin Franklin

    One of the skills that I remember learning in my school textile classes was how to sew an invisible hem by hand. It’s quite possibly one of the most valuable things I learnt back... More

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    How (and Why) to Sew on a Button

    2020-09-18 13:55

    When you’re in need of new clothes, opting for organic can be the most ethical and sustainable choice.

    Organic cotton isn’t grown using synthetic pesticides or fertilisers which are toxic to humans, wildlife and the environment. Plus organic cotton crops are generally rain-fed, so they... More

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    The Good Wardrobe Bristol is live!

    2018-08-14 12:31

    It’s been a while in the making but I’m very pleased to be able to announce that the new Bristol directory is now live!

    For those who have followed The Good Wardrobe over the past year, you’ll probably know that I crowdfunded last... More

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    GoodFest 2018: Creativity with Purpose

    2018-02-28 18:55

    GoodFest is a new annual 'creative festival for good' taking place from 19th - 20th September in Watergate Bay in Cornwall. It’ll bring together change makers from the fields of food, fashion, digital, design, music and much more,... More

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    Wardrobe Wisdom, Bristol Fashion

    2018-01-31 12:06

    My husband took this snap when I realised I was kitted out almost entirely in Bristol conscious fashion finds. It seemed a fitting photo to use for this blog about my research into all the wonderful wardrobe-related shops and services in the city.

    The coat is Karen Millen but I bagged... More

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    Fashion Revolution Fanzine: Loved Clothes Last

    2017-12-22 14:36

    I can't quite believe it but The Good Wardrobe turned five years old at the end of last month (where has the time gone?!). 'Love your clothes for longer’ has been one of our slogans from the start and long before I launched the website I’ve been celebrating and advocating for ways to make... More

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    Menswear Made With Care: Ten Brands Making Good Men's Shirts

    2017-11-28 21:26

    If you are reading this you may already know that it’s not easy to find stylish, affordable and ethically produced men’s shirts from brands who value transparency. Until recently there was a gaping hole in the market. You can find organic cotton or silk shirts on the high street but if... More

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    Fashion Revolution: Start Somewhere

    2017-11-15 13:17

    To mark the launch of Fashion Revolution’s second bi-annual fanzine ‘Loved Clothes Last’ which is all about how to love your clothes for longer, I want to share a little customising I carried out on an old sweatshirt.

    Back... More

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    Make or Mend of The Month: My Toddler Shoe Fix

    2017-10-26 13:47

    One of the biggest challenges I have with my son’s wardrobe is footwear. 99% of his clothes are second-hand but as it’s not generally recommended for children to wear hand-me-down shoes (unless they have virtually no wear), I usually buy him new shoes. That said, good quality ethically-... More

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