The virtues of wearing vintage have been extolled to no end – it’s thrifty, it’s unique, yadda yadda yadda. But did you know that when you are donning your favourite vintage dress, you are actually doing your bit towards saving the planet?
I am not a particularly green person. Sure I separate my trash and use recycled paper but I’m definitely not Miss Greenpeace. So, I’m well chuffed that by wearing vintage clothes I’m actually making an iota of effort towards the good of this doomed place we call Earth! But, wearing it head to toe, you can run the risk of looking like a BBC period drama extra.
The solution? Junky Styling, a London based label specialise in eco friendly recycled fashion. They turn fugly finds from jumble sales and charity shops (flea/thrift to non Brits!) and with their Junky magic deconstruction wand, turn them into twisted, tailored, amazing looking pieces.
Their boutique in the fash-pack infested Brick Lane is just a joy to browse. You can buy pieces already premade or you can use their wardrobe surgery service. From the Junky Styling website:
"Straight out of your wardrobe into ours. Bring your old ill-fitting, worn out clothes into the Junky Wardrobe Surgery for a complete overhaul, customisation or small alteration. Allow us to breathe new life into your discarded items or simply make something previously un-wearable into an everyday favourite."
Look, even Gwen’s a fan:
Just think, nasty old jeans, your grandpa’s old suits, hideous floral skirts and other wardrobe horrors all turned into something amazingly unique – all for the good of the planet! You can most certainly give yourself an ethically correct pat on the back!
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(All pics from lotusorganics.com, lff.co.uk, junkystyling.co.uk)