Pre-loved, thrifted, second hand, vintage. Whatever you want to call it the main point is that you aren't buying something new from a shop that will, in turn, cause an increase in supply and demand. There are so many other advantages to pre-loved shopping apart from being kinder to the environment.
I love that feeling when I find a great piece, it feels like finding buried treasure after a scavenger hunt and no one else will be wearing what you have found. There's a history to the garment, a sense of mystery. Who wore it before me? What kind of character were they? Where did they travel to wearing this piece of clothing?
I have found some gems recently....and one regret! I share them all in my recent video which was inspired by Fashion Revolution Week. This week serves as a reminder of the Rana Plaza collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing over 1000 garment workers.
I hope you enjoy the video and maybe you will be inspired to shop pre-loved in the future.