Recycling Week

Recycling Week 2021 is here. This is the perfect week to tackle a little up-cycling, re-wear something in your wardrobe or if shopping, be sure to hit up your local Barnardo’s.

To help celebrate @duckfashfashion have created something special to celebrate all things pre-loved shopping and we are obsessed.

To find out more about Recycling Week and how you can get involved, head over to Recycle Now.

And without further ado….

Fashion Revolution Week – Hannah’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution day 5! To celebrate, we have our fifth instalment of Fashion Love Stories, and it’s a special one!

Today’s spotlight is on pre-loved and sustainability Queen Hannah. She hasn’t shopped fast fashion since July 2019, how incredible? Check out this beautiful poem she’s written one of her favourite shirts that’s been passed down from her Dad. So beautiful.

Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Fashion Revolution Week – Soph’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution Week Day 4 is here!

Next up in our Fashion Love Stories series is the gorgeous Soph, effortlessly stylish and an absolute charity shop queen. With so many beautiful pre-loved pieces to chose from, check out just one of her clothes love stories below.

“The jacket and skirt are items that I had looked around for, for so long, as they originally sold out on ASOS and Nasty Gal. The skirt was £90 on ASOS but I managed to get my hands on it for £15 on a for sale site – and it was brand new with tags. The Nasty Gal star jacket, I picked up for £5! The outfit gives me major Debbie Harry vibes, and as she’s one of my forever style icons, I’ll always take inspiration from her.

When looking around at the charity shops, my main tips are to look around in all sections, even the men’s! I’ve bought small jackets before from the men’s section that are amazing and would’ve cost a fortune in shops. I’d also say, don’t just limit yourself to your own size, look around in all size sections as every brand fits differently, and especially for vintage pieces – the sizing has changed so much on women’s clothing in particular over the decades, labels won’t always be correct.”

These are the kind of love stories we love to hear and see, so why not get involved and tell you own? Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Fashion Revolution Week – Addie’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution Week Day 3 is here!

Next up in our Fashion Love Stories series is the fab Addie. A curator of an amazing collection of charity shop, pre-loved and vintage treasures. Addie celebrates all things slower fashion and we are obsessed. Check out just some of her beautiful pieces including this fuchsia drop waist silk skirt, handed down by her Mum who wore it in the 80’s. It’s 40 years old and still turns heads – how beautiful.

These are the kind of love stories we love to hear and see, so why not get involved and tell you own? Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Fashion Revolution – Rhianna’s Love Story

Fashion Revolution day 2 and Charity Tuesday all mixed into one – winner! To celebrate, we have our second instalment of Fashion Love Stories, we are putting the spotlight on the clothes we already have and falling back in love with our wardrobe.

Today’s spotlight is on the effortlessly cool, sustainable stylist, and all round babe, Rhianna. She shares a super cute story about finding the confidence to wear exactly what she loves, and we couldn’t agree more!

Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Fashion Revolution Week – Jacks Love Story

Fashion Revolution week is here!

This year, we are so excited to share a series of fashion love stories with you. It’s time to fall back in love with clothes by re-wearing what’s in your wardrobe, swapping with friends or shopping at your local Barnardo’s store. Loved clothes last so lets start celebrating them!

First up in this weeks series is Jack, sustainable fashion, art, colour and pattern lover. Check out his love story featuring a gorgeous vintage shirt, styled up 5 ways for every occasion. Photograph it, film it, write about it! Get involved this Fashion Revolution week and share your love story.

Sneaker Thrifting is the New Frontier

Sneakers, trainers, kicks, runners or whatever you call them are probably not the first thing that come to your mind when you’re going on a thrifting adventure. But very much like thrifting for clothes, venturing into the world of thrifting for sneakers can be really interesting. Finding lost silhouettes of years gone by and maybe even finding a few pairs that are worth a few quid too.

Before you all rush out the door because of the new sneaker frontier I will tell you about later, I just want to give you a few tips of what to look out for the next time you go thrifting.

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Natural Tie-Dye Tees

Tie-dye? Yes please. It’s a fun and easy way to jazz up a plain t-shirt that’s sitting in your wardrobe. The crazy talented Hannah Elliman has been experimenting with natural dyes and accidentally created this tie-dye beaut. She achieved this gorgeous pink colour by boiling avocado stones and their skins and we are obsessed. Keep […]

ADDING A SPLASH OF VINTAGE TO YOUR EVERYDAY WARDROBE

Pulling your style and keeping it individual can be a challenge with more and more high street chain stores morphing and offering rail upon rail of similar looking stock.

Finding a pretty print, shirt or dress that can be paired with you favourite skinny jeans, coloured tights is a treasure hunt worth exploring. So many contemporary designers draw inspiration on past styles and prints, owning an original is priceless without the price tag to match.Read More »

Barnardo’s – A Wardrobe For The 90s

‘I found it in a charity shop’ is a phrase I must say a hundred times a week. My wardrobe is almost entirely pre-loved – once you’ve thrifted a pair of Versace sandals for £4.99, it’s hard to go back to the high street.

I’m a Kid of The 90s. I spent my childhood wearing glittery flares, butterfly hair-clips, Claire’s Accessories chokers and Tammy Girl combat trousers. Today fast fashion is awash with 90s nostalgia – but if it’s authentic 90s brands you’re after then look no further than the lime green doors of Barnardo’s. Like most charity shops, Barnardo’s is a time capsule for 90s clothing. Shelves stacked high with diamanté mini handbags, baby pink tube tops and spice girl worthy platforms. It is the only place on my shopping list if I want genuine 90s pieces. This week I’ve scouted out all the best treasure that Barnardo’s has to offer to take me back to the days of cassette tapes and Girl power.Read More »