On Thursday I went to my first ever blog event. The event was organised by Zero Waste Scotland and Scotland Re-Designed and was promoting the Love Your Clothes campaign which aims to limit textile waste. The event was held in the Scotland Re-Designed Limited Edition shop in Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh which is full of fabulous Scottish designs. If you’re in the Edinburgh area I highly recommend you pop in, but you have to be quick as the store closes on the 31st (meaning there’s plenty of bargains to be had).
Betty and Bee shared their tips for loving your wardrobe. Some of my favourite tips included investing in pieces which fit you well (whether that’s H&M or Burberry), trying to incorporate one piece made locally into every outfit and doing seasonal reviews of your wardrobe (ensuring that you love everything you own). They spoke about a challenge they did a few years ago were they wore one dress for a whole month styling it differently every day. I think this is a great idea – although I don’t think I could wear one dress for a whole month but its more about thinking of different ways you can wear the items in your wardrobe (I’m sure we all have a dress which we never wear because its tough to style).
They also ran a fantastic workshop showing us how to customise our clothes. Tips include taking a cheese grater to your old jeans to adding unique fabrics to unused pieces in your wardrobe.
You can find out more about the Love Your Clothes campaign here. Their website also has lots of fab tips for making the most out of you clothes (from washing advice to customising to getting your money’s worth).