preloved

  • Image by Hannah Muller   I have to confess that I’m not quite at the point where I can come at near zero purchase of new clothes. But, the ratio of new to preloved is shifting steadily. Increasingly, my thinking includes a greater consideration of why I am buying, what I am buying, and how it fits with what I already have in my wardrobe. Slow fashion, at it’s very simplest, is a deliberate choice to buy in a more considered way. So, how to slow it down? Here are a few questions I ask myself - with the caveat –

  • Your chest of drawers is still bulging and you’re nowhere near closing in on a really serious clothing declutter. But market day is looming. Count down has begun…7 sleeps to go! Yikes!     These your chests of drawers?! Try a quick-fix approach to get started – do your declutter in bite-sized chunks. For this market, start small but specific. Pick out 15-20 preloved items – clothing, handbags, shoes, hats, belts and the such like. Mostly choose pieces that are at the upper end of your quality preloved collection. Tag them from $15 to $30. (Next time, you can move onto

  • It’s daunting. ​Picture this.Every morning, racing to keep up because the day is happening all around you. You need to get out the door, still in your pj’s but don’t know what to wear. The weather doesn’t help because it’s chilly right now, but it’s very likely to warm up – or could it snow? (after all, this is Hobart!). You fling open your wardrobe doors and you’re instantly neck deep, arms flailing as you rummage through, impatiently pushing aside that gorgeous dress you’ll never wear again (how was my waist ever that small?), flicking past those red pants that aren’t