The Guardian, Saturday 5th Jan 2013

We were featured on the front page of the Guardian Money section:

How I gave up retail therapy and learned to love mending

"In January 2012, Rebecca Smithers gave up buying clothes for 12 months, saved £1,200 – and transformed her life..."

"Of course, not everybody can sew. Since I launched my challenge, there have been some useful online initiatives such as Sew It Forward, the brainchild of Zoe Robinson, of sustainable fashion hub Its workshops are designed to show people that sewing is a great way to extend the life of your wardrobe, while having fun and saving money at the same time. Robinson is a champion of the slow fashion movement, which refuses to follow mass-produced seasonal trends and instead focuses on quality and long-lasting garments."

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