Stella McCartney's fashion empire is synonymous with a revolution in the fashion world—a revolution where ethics, sustainability, and style go hand in hand. As a visionary fashion designer, Stella McCartney has not only rewritten the rules of what we wear but also of how we perceive fashion and its impact on our planet.
In an era where the fashion industry is ever-evolving, with trends coming and going at lightning speed, it often seems like our clothing has a shorter lifespan than ever before. In light of this rapidly changing fashion world, it's interesting to look back at how people in the past handled textiles and clothing. Our ancestors had a profound understanding of thriftiness and sustainability when it came to their attire.
Here are various historical periods from which we can glean insights, with an emphasis on how we can still learn from their wisdom today, without sacrificing the comfort and freedom of modern clothing and fashion.
🌱♻️ As sustainability becomes increasingly important in our lives, understanding the difference between recycling and upcycling is key to making eco-conscious choices. But what is exactly the difference between recyling and upcyling?
Recycling involves transforming waste into new materials, while upcycling ignites creativity by repurposing discarded items into fresh and valuable creations.
Sustainable DIY fashion is the trend! Sewing Chanel-Style prefers sustainable DIY fashion. We create many upcycling projects and makeovers. Let's dive into the world of upcycling, ethical fashion, and eco-friendly tips. Get ready to rock your couture wardrobe and make a positive impact. Let's get started!
Do you have ties left that are no longer worn? Here's an upcycling project. From tie(s) to hat!
The hat is chic and ideal for special occasions such as a party or wedding.
And the hat is also sustainable and environmentally conscious because it is made from six (old) ties and a few remnants of fabric.
Have you ever wondered if sustainable sewing is not only good for the planet but also for your wallet? As we dive into the art of sewing while embracing a more sustainable lifestyle, let's explore whether the path of eco-friendly stitching can also lead to saving some green in your pocket.
If you are sitting in your sewing studio and you are working on a wonderful garment, you simply cannot do without good lighting. Most seamstresses have their sewing machine on a table in front of the window. And they have a large extra lamp on the desk or a fluorescent tube above the sewing machine. Fortunately, the sewing machine itself also has a built-in light. You can hardly have enough light!
But how do we sew as economically as possible?
We have already written a lot about sustainability and saving money. There are many tips & tricks and 'best buys' on this website. Sewing is a wonderful hobby, but sometimes it is not easy to buy all the things you need. If you want to make clothes for yourself, interior items or Cosplay costumes for your children, you need at least fabrics, threads, linings, buttons etc. etc. and a sewing machine....
We love to 'spot' cheap stuff, we love to discover useful tips and we love to keep our ears and eyes wide open. Therefore, especially for you, our the best tips & tricks!
Imagine: your girlfriend, boyfriend, mother, aunt or colleague asks what you would like as a gift for the holidays. You will answer: "Fabric, please....". The potential giver probably doesn't understand it at all. But you can never have enough fabrics and you just want them as a gift.
You may print this blog and give it to the generous giver. Because if she doesn't know what to do with your wish, the list will make it a lot easier for her or him.