Upcycling clothes or finding a new use for old garments is a great way to create unique pieces for you, your family and your home.
There’s a use for all old garments – everything from baby grows, bras, leggings and socks. If giving clothes away to charity isn’t an option, then maybe it’s time to give upcycling a go instead.
If you are new to the upcycling malarkey and need guidance on where to start, check out the Love Your Clothes website.
Love Your Clothes is a great resource for anyone – from novices to upcycling heroes – who want to get creative, find inspiration and tips on how to turn old clothes into something new, or want to prolong the use of their current wardrobe by learning better care or repairs, including how to fix bra underwires.
Love Your Clothes features video guides from mothers, designers, experts and tailors. They offer simple solutions to turning old clothes into new clothing or products, as well as tips on how to care and repair for your clothes including the use of inexpensive, household items like bicarbonate of soda to brighten white clothes.
Launched in 2014, the Love Your Clothes campaign has been developed together with industry organisations to help change the way the UK consumers buy, use and dispose of their clothing.
The ultimate aim is to reduce the environmental impact of clothing across the UK and influence a more circular approach to clothing globally.
While the campaign is UK-focused, the tips and tools that Love Your Clothes has to offer is universal and can be applied to anyone’s life, no matter where in the world you live.
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer who specialises in sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com