Upcycling: The ethical way to do fashion

May 01 2014

Clothing is one of the basics of life – it keeps us warm and comfortable and plays a crucial role in forming the identity we present to the world .

The collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory in 2012 highlighted the risks associated with cheap fashion.

So are we guilty of waste by spending too much on clothing – and buying things we do not actually need?

There is a drive to get us to be more ethical when it comes to buying clothes – and it involves spending less and recycling more.

Vishala Sri-Pathma reports.

Watch the video here

Fashion Show Gallery

Apr 02 2014

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‘One woman’s rubbish is another woman’s treasure!’

Mar 18 2014

The word has definitely spread about our fantastic Social Enterprise as evidenced by the mounds of donations arriving daily at our office!

Donations

After battling our way into the office, we’ve spent all day sorting through mounds of good as new, donated clothing and as the saying goes; ‘one woman’s rubbish is another woman’s treasure!’ We’ve found some amazing gems that you’ll be sure to find at bargain prices on our online boutique very soon. From good as new, plus size ladies suits to gorgeous vintage, floral numbers! Any clothes that are not good as new have been put to one side for our talented volunteers to up-cycle, tie-dye, alter, embellish or use the fabric to create new items!

If you’re creative and interested in sewing why not volunteer for us? We’ve got plenty of exciting opportunities awaiting you including; marketing and sales, photography, modeling, sorting donations, sewing and creating products! We’d be more than thrilled to have you as part of our passionate team!

Thank you to anyone who has donated clothing, we’re incredibly grateful and you can be sure your once loved clothing will be put to more than good use! 

We’re a social enterprise based in Port Talbot trading to tackle domestic abuse and up skill women!

If you would like to get involved or find out more please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! Telephone Holly or Nicola on 01639 894864

Glamorous Vintage Fashion Shoot – Get the look!

Feb 27 2014
Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones

Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last
Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones

Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last
Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones

Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last
Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones

Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last
Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones

Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last
Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones

 

 

 

Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones

Modelled by volunteer Angharad Last
Hair & Make-up & Photography by volunteer Nicola Jones