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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thrifting Thursday: ReFashionista

Often when I go thrifting, I see something that is a perfect color or excellent fabric but it's way too big or long and it goes straight back on the rack. Well, if I could sew like Jillian Owens of the blog Refashionista, I would put every single one of those ill-fitting frocks in my basket to turn into one-of-a-kind show-stoppers. Jillian says,

"A few years ago, I decided I wanted to change the way the world thinks about fashion.  I was sickened by the rise of fast fashion giants who rely on unethical labor practices.  I was worried about the impact on our planet as people tossed out their one-time-wear duds more and more quickly to make room for the newer & cheaper clothing.
I was also quite broke and couldn’t afford new clothes.
One day, while digging through the racks at my local thrift store, I started thinking about how easily some of the ugly pieces I was looking at could be transformed into something new.
I could dress well on the cheap without hurting the environment, I didn’t have to support unfair labor practices, and I could have a fun new hobby!
ReFashionista.net was born."

A gal after my own heart! If you like to thrift, sew or worry about ever-consuming fashion culture, I recommend checking her inspiring blog out!


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