Repair and wear

Did you know? Research from First Mile found that nearly a third of people would be more likely to replace a damaged item of clothing with a new one rather than try and fix it. We would love to help change this statistic for the better.

The rise of fast fashion means it can sometimes feel easier to buy new clothes. However, a sustainable fashion future relies on us all making small conscious changes. The good news is these can often be good for your wallet as well as the planet. Win-win!

Read on to discover some simple ways to repair clothes, plus find some different suggestions to wear and upcycle old clothes too.

Ways to repair your clothes

Fast fixes
Advice on mending a fallen hem
How to mend a hole

New ways to wear your clothes

How to embroider your clothes
Upcycling inspiration

Lauren's top 3 tips

To finish, our garment technician wanted to share some of her words of (clothing) wisdom.

1. Try and see buying a garment as a promise to love it for years to come. If you’re not sure, don’t part with your hard-earned cash!

2. Consider treating yourself to a de-bobbler machine. This little gadget can give your old clothes a new lease of life in no time.

3. Try to look after your clothes and (hopefully) the less you'll have to repair them.

To read all about our planet-friendly washing and drying tips to help care for your clothes, take a look at our blog here.