Posts Tagged ‘vintage’
Preloved, Reloved is one girl's challenge to wear only recycled, upcycled, vintage and second-hand items for a whole year, to raise awareness of clothing ethics and money for Macmillan Cancer Support…
Written by Matt Bramford
Vintage fashion, illustrated by Matilde Sazio
Kim Sklinar, aka Preloved Reloved, has set herself an interesting New Year's challenge. For the duration of 2011, Kim isn't going to buy any new clothes. No more high-street bargains, no more feeding corporate giants, no more fast-fashion waste, no siree. 'Another one?' I hear you cry - and you'd be right. But this one is a little different.
While Kim hopes to raise awareness about the amount of cheap clothing we purchase and what effects that has on the environment and people's lives, there's also a bigger reason closer to home. Kim's father was diagnosed with cancer over 18 months ago, and she decided to set up the project to raise funds for Macmillan, the cancer care and support charity. Unfortunately, as of only last week, Kim's dad won't see the project through its fruition. But Kim will dedicate the project to his memory.
So, how do you do it?… read more