Learning how to mend your own clothes helps to reduce the fast fashion industry. Buy clothes that last, then learn how to adjust hems and cuffs yourself, replace a button or fix a broken zip. All you need are a few skills and a sewing machine. If you get any good, you could even start your own little cottage business, mending clothes for others. Keep needles, pins and stuffing materials away from pets and young children.
Wear, Repair, Repurpose is a maker’s guide to replacing buttons, darning socks and other mending skills. Ditch fast fashion and make the most of thrift store finds, and give worn-out clothes new life. Illustrations help you hem trousers and embroider over stains.
Mend It, Wear It, Love It shows how to give your wardrobe an eco-chic edge! With fast fixes and clever techniques, this illustrated guide shows how to mend, customise and care for your clothes. Packed with simple fixes and advanced techinques, find tips to demystify mending techniques, make clothes last longer and upcycle pre-loved garments.
Mending Life is a beautifully illustrated practical guide to repairing your clothes. Yet also an exploration on how mending can be gentle healing practice, and a small act of rebellion, in a world where many things are discarded without thought. Mending encourages us to change our consumption habitats and extend the life of garments and household items. Learn how to darn socks and mend sweaters and repair your heart as well!
Loved Clothes Last is for anyone curious about how mending clothes can be a political act! Learn how to make sustainable purchases and then reduce your carbon footprint, by making clothes last longer.