As my guide to shopping ethical brands is so popular I thought I’d put together another handy list of links featuring fabulous online shops and small businesses that create their one of a kind gear from upcycled materials or meticulously source their unique goods from thrift and charity shops.
Discover some fab new makers, get your thrifty vintage fix and have some funky, unique style delivered to your door with my guide to where to shop for sustainable fashion online:
Although I do like to doodle with a bit of paint on an upcycled DIY canvas now and then, I absolutely do not consider myself an artist but I can pretend and put together a groovy thrifted and handmade ensemble befitting my inner Picasso:
Discover my artistic outfit deets + how to make your own adjustable DIY easel and fancy scrappy accessories for an artsy fartsy #ThriftyThursday:
I’d been on the hunt for a funky retro suit for a while so when I saw this checkered beauty in an online vintage shop I just had to snap it up:
Whoa! Those shoulder pads are insane, the fit of the jacket is, erm, questionable and the trousers were in need of a new zipper, whew!
Let’s get started on my thrifted 80s suit refashion + how to replace a trouser zip:
Complicated refashions that result in dramatic transformations are a magnificent test of your skills however if you’re wanting something sustainably stylish to wear but don’t have the time (or energy) to kick your imagination into high gear a simple refashion just might be what your inner DIY Diva needs.
Grab your scissors and check out my Refashioning 101: Easy Peasy Refashions for a lickety split maker-fix!
Don’t toss those overripe or leftover veggies in the trash, use them to whip up a hearty meal in minutes!
Get the quick and easy deets behind an easy overripe veggie soup recipe and fill your tummy with delicious, homemade comfort food!
Do you create and sell unique upcycled products? Are you a rockin’ refashionista with an online shop? How about a thrift and vintage lover who markets their second hand wares in an internet store?
If so, I wanna feature your sustainable small business!
As my guide to shopping ethical brands is so popular I thought I’d put together another handy list of links featuring fabulous online shops & small businesses that create their one of a kind gear from upcycled materials or meticulously source their unique goods from thrift and charity shops.
If you have an online shop or are simply a fan of one that meets the above criteria leave the link in the comments below (or e-mail it over to me) and I’ll check it out to add to my upcoming sustainable small business shopping guide – fab free advertising is always welcome, amiright?!
It’s completely unnecessary to break the bank when decorating your home. With a bit of imagination and a trip to the thrift shop (or even a hunt through the recycling bin) you can have the unique decor of your dreams!
Take a peek at some of my fave thrifted and DIY’d decor (+ the tutes to make your own) below:
My Canadian relocation research trip ended up being extended to include a visit to the American Midwest where I had the pleasure of shooting another refashionista makeover webisode with a fabulously willing victim!
Akk! Attempting to learn the quirks of a new-to-me vintage sewing machine in a foreign land is a wee bit of challenge! Where the hell is that zigzag stitch?
Discover how to whip up a fab new jacket, fancy up a boring top + create a simple no sew skirt all from items you already have lurking at the back of your closet with Shira’s Thrifty DIY Refashionista Makeover:
Here’s the tutes featured in video:
Lurvly Lacy T – 4 no sews from 1 T-shirt – Queen Lila’s DIY Makeup
During my recent North American travels I managed to thrift an honest to goodness made in Ireland aran sweater in my actual Irish clan’s aran pattern for only $1!
Unfortunately it had been shrunk just enough to make it uncomfortably short in the length and sleeves. Fortunately it gave me the chance to try out the de-shrinking method I’d seen floating about the interwebs.
Let’s see if this how to stretch a shrunken sweater trick really works:
Anyone who has ever created a crafty project has a few groovy bits n’ bobs stashed away for future DIYs. As refashionistas, upcyclers and DIY divas can see the creative potential in just about anything our maker stashes tend make us borderline hoarders, akk!
Vintage hankies and doilies are my downfall and while thrifting I always have to make a conscious effort NOT to fill my basket with those fabulous bits of history and instead try to think of new projects to get through my overgrown stash.
I’m slowly but surely making my way though my vintage hankie pile and thought my latest handkerchief project would be perfect for my Refashioning 101: Stashbusting! Raid your own stash and let’s get making!
Did you miss my no-sew Irish lassie St. Patrick’s Day refashion?
Grab a cotton t-shirt, chalk, cotton buds, a small glass bowl, bleach and plastic wrapped piece of cardboard and make my easy DIY shamrock shirt to celebrate St. Patrick’s day!