Online Sewing Circle: Don't Buy It Make It
I pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing ... that I shall refashion, renovate, recycle pre-loved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract.
Take the pledge today. Everyone's doing it! Sewing is undergoing a big revival right now, the thrifty desire to recycle, concerns about sweatshop labour and over consumption, as well as a growing online 'craft' community have fueled sites like 'Wardrobe Refashion', a community blog, based in Australia, with participants worldwide. Wardrobe refashion community members have all taken a pledge not to purchase any new manufactured clothing for a set period, instead all clothing must be recycled, renovated, pre-loved, or handmade.
All sentiments that we at TreeHugger applaud, check out some of our recent stories and DIY tips ont-shirt surgery, and refashioning the sweaters, check out (trash fashion and re-fashion then get sewing!What sort of outfits are people making? Here is a taster from The Wardrobe Refashion Flickr pool.