Reworking old clothes and why you should do it too
The world has changed after the pandemic, and the fashion industry was not excluded. With fast fashion rapidly growing in recent years, concerns have cropped up on the sustainability and consequences of buying off the rack.
The youths on Tiktok and around the globe have made it a choice to tackle this situation by making their own clothes - but what’s more prevalent is the trend of Upcycling, Thriftflipping and Reworking old clothes, garments and scraps into wearable items.
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What's in for Upcycling?
Old jeans that you never reach out for anymore or faded shirts and blankets with intricate patterns are now being transformed into wearable pieces. From patchwork denim jackets to 2-piece coordinates and corset tops. It’s with these creations that self-expression and personalities are now shining even brighter and have caught the attention of others to do the same.
Why you should rework your clothes
It helps Mother Earth
More affordable in the long run
Boosts confidence and self esteem
Stay in the loop with fashion trends
How to get started
Now that you have some clarity on what reworking and upcycling means and its impacts, how do you actually get started?
Stock take what you have
Know what you want to rework your old garments into
Sign up for classes
Upcycling and reworking your clothes can actually be really simple. With a couple of different shirts, mix and match the sleeves and add pockets. Have an old pair of jeans you don’t wear anymore? Give it a snip and put the pieces together to make a tote bag. Upcycling knows no limits!