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Creating a more sustainable wardrobe in 2024? Here's five things you should do.

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Creating a more sustainable wardrobe in 2024?  Here's five things you should do.
According to Greenpeace "Global emissions from textile production annually are more than the carbon footprint of international flights and shipping combined." (2019). Making changes to how we produce, buy, use and discard our clothing is without doubt fundamental to our global battle to reduce emissions and protect the environment.   If you're on the cusp of making changes towards a more sustainable wardrobe, here's our rundown of five simple things you can do to achieve it in 2024.

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Secondhand September Style Challenge Celebration!

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Secondhand September Style Challenge Celebration!
The Style Challenge is back by popular demand! Use our daily style cues to create new outfits from what you already have in the wardrobe, or use some preloved treasures.  Use our planner as a daily inspiration to help you create and share your new outfits!

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Get your wardrobe ready for summer with our five day plan

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Get your wardrobe ready for summer with our five day plan
Sometimes tackling our wardrobes can seem daunting, especially if we haven’t done it in a while, but by following my five day plan we can break the task down into shorter daily steps that feels more manageable.  In this blog, I'll take you through the plan to create a beautifully organised wardrobe for the next six months, and a shopping list of things to look for to fill in any gaps.  You'll also have a handy go-to set of outfits to call on whenever you're short on time - bonus!

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Royal Ascot: can you find a pre-loved outfit from a charity shop?

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Royal Ascot: can you find a pre-loved outfit from a charity shop?
Is it possible to find an outfit worthy of a trip to Royal Ascot from a charity shop?  Last week I went exploring around the charity shops of Maidenhead to see if it was possible.  Here's what I found...

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2022 – The Year Preloved Became Cool Again

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2022 – The Year Preloved Became Cool Again
According to ThreadUp, in 2019 70% of people asked said they would consider buying something preloved compared to only 45% in 2015.  This year eBay sponsored Love Island, and even the Kardashians were seen sporting preloved finds.  Was 2022 the year that secondhand shopping finally became cool?

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