Tank Top Transformed

I really like the idea about ” Charity Shopping and Refashion”. People always buy a lot of new cloths before they think thoroughly whether they need them. Therefore, most of them are cast off. We are fighting for a sustainable fashion future, we should appeal people do some refashion work! It`s not only about how to “up cycling, it`s about “How do you design your life”!

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Just a quick one today folks. I’d like to tell you about this rather ugly jumper that I bought from the YMCA shop in Middlesbrough for £2.99.

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The overall shape is very ‘old lady’, and there isn’t a natural fibre in sight, but it has a pretty embroidered section around the neck in shades of blue and green.

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Alteration: My new favorite way to keep original hem on jeans

Genius! I really love this. It`s quite helpful. A little alteration can upgrade an item’s fashion rating no end. I do know there are a lot of people will throw away their pants because of the length. I think all of us should pick up the lost art of sewing. Creating can alter our mood, Let`s refashion!

Refashion, Repurpose, Redo...

I am short. There is no other way to put it. I’m barely 5′ tall. I think I’ve only bought two pairs of used jeans in my life that were already hemmed to my length…ever…in my life!

My mom always hemmed my pants, even as I got older. Then, I started taking them in to a shop for alterations to keep the original hem which cost me $20/pair. I love how the original hem looks so I paid it. Well, recently I’ve tried a few different techniques and I’ve found one I really like. This is the tutorial I followed How to hem jeans

I started with a pair of new (used) jeans that fit great everywhere but in length.

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I measured and pinned the jeans to the length I wanted them.

I needed to take off 4″ from the hem so I measured just over 2″ and pinned, measuring…

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Flea Market_ Find a new owner for your discarded clothes

You may have the goods are all useful, but not-so-old objects. Today, I am going to introduce the Arc flea Market –>  make use of secondhand existing clothes by giving them a second, third or fourth life!

Here is the Website: http://ow.ly/Dlcea, You can fill out the form to apply a table to find a new owner for your discarded clothes.

Here is one of the  second hand clothes booth in flea market 😉

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Do you interested in flea market?? Find a new owner for your clothes 😉

SAVE YOUR JEANS, SAVE OTHERS` LIFE

At first, let`s watch the journey of Jeans 

Have you think about the Link Between Denim and Death?

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  When admiring a newly bought pair of jeans with sandblasted patches on them, the average consumer won’t be aware that their purchase has just funded the increase of a fatal lung disease called Silicosis.

Jeans with sandblast treatment have their prices inflated up to 180% more than ordinary denim. But the real cost is not coming from the fashion lover’s pocket. It’s being paid for by workers using sandblasting equipment with no idea of its danger to their health. They often use the technique in small workshops with no breathing apparatus. The ultra fine silica dust permeates the lungs and causes inflammation and scarring to the lung tissue, as well as severe shortness of breath, chest pain and fevers. Physical exertion becomes increasingly difficult, trips to hospital for oxygen can become necessary and severe cases result in death.

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Levi-Strauss and H&M are among the big names to have publicly announced a ban on their sale but, unsurprisingly, other big brands are dragging their heels.

What you could do is just SAVE YOUR JEANS OR  Refashion your Jeans (CLICK) 😉

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Images courtesy of & copyright by Allison Joyce.

Fashion Fairy Wang Shou Ying _ Chinese Lady GAGA ?


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Many millions of people write online weblogs. If the author has  a distinctive personality , their fame will derive from this as much as from the content of their blog. Internet celebrity has also become a popular phenomenon in the China  with the likes of Sister Hibiscus (Fu Rong Jiejie), who received worldwide notoriety and fame for her unashamed efforts at self-promotion via internet postings.

This Year, In the list of Chinese Internet Celebrity,  there is a Fashion designer must be mentioned: @王守英是仙女 (Shou Ying Wang is Fairy) .  You can find her in  in Sina Weibo (http://www.weibo.com/u/3211503860 )

She introduces herself = a farmer who likes Design. She said she wanna be the next COCO Chanel. She uses fabric, leaves, onions and all the unexpected materials to make her Fashion.

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When all the chinese Fashion Filed  treated her as a joke, she still go on with her work.

Someone said Shou Ying are controlled by someone behind the scenes. Someone said her work is a taunt to the materialism.

To me, whatever it is, her work have gained attention on the relationship between “Fashion” and “Environment”. Hope all the people will realise the issue of Fast Fashion.

“Be the change you want to see in the world”

Let`s Refashion!!!

WorkShop: Add some sweet to your dull sweater

Let`s redesign your dull sweater, Add some sweet lace to it 😉  p8926904

Let`s Prepare these materials first

(you can choose any colour or any style of lace ( crochet doilies)  and sweat

p8926905 Step1: cut the collar off, then put crochet doilies (or lace with any colour or any style ) on the collar. p8926906 Step 2: use pins to fix it p8926907Step 3: use thread ( same colour as the lace)  to fix it on the collar. p8926908   Step 4:  Cut off the redundant lace. Don’t worry about the rough selvedge, we have a great idea 😉 p8926909 Step 5: add a thin strip to the other side (inside) of the collar p8926910   Finish! YES! Isn’t` it very simple and interesting?  Why not try make one by yourself? And post it on our Facebook Page 😉  https://www.facebook.com/refashionunique p8926911

5 ways to Refashion your Mind & Jeans

 The most expensive part of the denim Jean garment is the fabric, on average it takes about 1 1/2 yards of 60″ wide fabric to construct 1 average sized pair of adult jeans.     Constructing a pair of denim jeans in the sewing process takes between 12 and 15 different types of machines.  

Today, I am going to introduce 5 simply and creative ways to redesign your JEANS

No.1 – Distressed Jeans

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No.2 – Rivet Jeans

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No.5- Lace Printed Jeans

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Very simple , Right??

Try to make one by yourself 😀

Top 5 Sustainable Designers From London Fashion Week

Here are top 5 picks from London Fashion Week that you need to get on your radar 😉

Christopher Raeburn

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Christopher Raeburn is known for creating ethically-aware mens and womenswear collections that are original in design. Utilizing re-appropriated military fabrics  including parachute fabric, wool capes and camouflage textiles, the designer creates garments that are functional, intelligent, meticulously crafted and ”re-made in England.”

Flavia La Rocca

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Flavia La Rocca creates for the sophisticated, stylish, and socially conscious globetrotter with designs composed of interchangeable modules that, through the use of hidden zippers, allow the wearer to create multiple combinations for maximum versatility. All the garments are made locally in Italy, and the designer insists that the style and innovation of her designs must go hand in hand with social responsibility.

Katie Jones

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Katie Jones creates wearable crafted collections that embrace color, texture, pattern and thriftiness gathered from a wide range of influences. The designer takes a “waste not, want not” design approach as she reworks consumer waste, collected designer surplus and British materials into high fashion with a modern twist on traditional crafts to produce guilt free sustainable pieces.

Louise De Testa

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Louise de Testa designs elegant, comfortable and practical clothes inspired by sportswear for day-to-day needs. The designer focuses on zero waste patterns as she sources second-hand and leftover textiles from French manufacturers. When she designs patterns, she saves the textile waste and upcycles them in the textile marquetry; a technique she has been using in a decorative and functional way by adding pockets and interesting elements to her garments.

Wool and the Gang

wool_and_the_gang_bfa_lfwWool and the Gang is bringing back knitting as a viable means of sustainable fashion production. Makers are involved in every step of the process from design and production through teaching knitting skills at workshops. Materials are sourced with consideration as to reduce the environment by working with factories to repurpose their fashion waste into new yarns.

Pachacuti

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Pachacuti is a pioneer in ethical fashion and the UK’s only Fair Trade hat specialist. The brand name means “world upside-down” in the Quechua language and describes the company’s endeavor to redress the inequalities in the global fashion industry through demonstrating that it is possible to run a successful retail and wholesale clothing business which benefits the producers and is environmentally sustainable.

H&M ♥ LANVIN – WASTE COLLECTION

Fashion brand H&M uses unsold clothes from previous lines to create a new collection.

hm-waste-collection-x-lanvinH&M’s new line called Waste is made completely of left-over pieces from their Lanvin collection.

It shows the social responsibility of the fast fashion business. However, it will only be available at one store per country, and that’s excluding China, Turkey, Russia, Israel, and the entire Middle East.

“While I’m glad to see that they are atoning for their sins with this collection, having it available in only a few pieces scattered about the globe certainly doesn’t change my view of their wasteful business practices. Hopefully, they can incorporate the knowledge gained from creating this line and employ it more widely to create real sustainable fashion practices,” icouldsewdothat  said. 

How do you think about it?

WORKSHOP: what you need is just a scissor

How to redesign an old T-shirt – what you need is just a scissor

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First, pick the t-shirt that you are going to re-work. Any designs or writing on the shirt will just add an extra touch when you’re done.

Then, mark where you want the fringes to start and cut all the way around the shirt with strips about a half an inch wide and up to the point you picked.

When you have a strip cut, tug on it a bit and the t-shirt will curl, giving it the desired look.

When you are finished with the strips, make sure that they are cut evenly all the way around and that they are curled

After this, tie a knot in the top of all of the strips

When you have tied these knots, we move on to the next kind on knot tying

TIPS: you can use a loose pattern and the fringes on the end due to personal preference.  There are many versions of this shirt that you can do 😉

 

Give yourself an unique, redesigned shirt 😉

if you create one, why not share your creative work on here: https://www.facebook.com/refashionunique?ref=bookmarks