10 Feb 2018

Clothing Recycling

I am spending too much time with Facebook lately, though it does have some benefits. One of which is a local group, that I am involved with, that posted this link on their page. It is a 15 minute video that was made in November 2016 that describes what happens to the excess of clothing that goes to op-shops (charity/thrift stores) in the UK/USA/Japan. I wonder if a similar occurrence happens to the Australian excess. I think some of the comments of those interviewed could be more true than we would like them to be.

There is still much fabric to be sewn in my craftroom and I will be giving more thought to what I make from it and how much use it will have. I really dislike waste and I'm trying to reduce as much as I can in my life.

Robyn XO


  1. Robyn, Jane Milburn, author of Slow Clothing, will be doing a workshop for our simple living group next month. She refashions second hand clothes and makes some really great outfits.

  2. Interesting clip. I am another with more than enough fabric in my life, and the wardrobe is full of my weird and wonderful creations.