Category ‘Wardrobe Care’

Slow Care: Make your shoes go a long way

Posted in Wardrobe Care on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

As promised the other day, in this Slow Care series I’m also going to give you a few tips for your shoes.

I’m a shoe lover, as most women are. And once I got a great comment: I took a pair for some repairs to my local cobbler, and he said “It’s a pleasure to work on your shoes, every pair you bring is of great quality”. I took that as as a compliment: shoes can make or break an outfit, and I never go for cheap when it comes to footwear.

Like everything else in your wardrobe, good quality items will last longer by default – but they also need some care. And so it is that every time I moved to a new city or neighbourhood, I’ve always made sure to find a reliable cobbler in the area. Now I live in Walthamstow I go to this unassuming little place, where the guy is friendly and above all competent, and will go the extra mile for good customers like myself – I have brought quite a bit of business there! When I used to live in Stroud Green, I used to trek to Highbury Grove for good service: The Master Cobbler can be expensive, but they do know what they’re doing. I’ve also heard great things of Hoxton Shoe Repairs, a stone’s throw from Old Street Tube – so if you work in the Silicon Roundabout, or trendy Shoreditch, or the Finsbury Square side of the City, you really have no excuses now!

If you have extra special shoes, at times you’ll probably need extra special intervention too. In London, designer brands are handled by Costas of Classic Shoe Repairs. Their website is currently down, but you can read a rave review from the FT’s How To Spend It.

And then there’s the ultimate luxury: your shoes ‘serviced’ by Eternal Shoes. Some of the best shoes in the world are produced in the region of Le Marche, Italy – home to a craftsmanship tradition second to none. This is exactly where Eternal Shoes are based: your shoes will be taken care of by artisans who share this area’s level of expertise.

Eternal Shoes have created a great system, whereby you can post your shoes to them for repairs. Which is clever: Le Marche’s shoes producers know the quality of their work has won them customers worldwide, but physical access to the region is not the easiest. Thanks to a well planned digital marketing strategy, Eternal Shoes have cancelled the geographical barrier, and are making the work of excellent shoemakers available to you, and your friends too (they have gift vouchers. Give – or ask for! – one, it makes for a great present).

But as usual, I also want to leave you with suggestions for things you can do at home. Last year, I wrote a blog post with tips for storing your boots for summer. If you haven’t got round to doing this yet this year, make sure you read it!

And you? What’s your shoe care routine? Have you got tips to share, or do you know of other great cobblers we should mention?

Slow Care: Top seamstresses and vintage restoration queens

Posted in Wardrobe Care on Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Do you have a habit of having your clothes altered? I know I do! I have three aunts who are amazing seamstresses, and since I was very young, I have asked them to work on my clothes (sometimes in ways they didn’t understand, like when I was a teenager and I was asking for really whacky stuff!).       So I developed this totally personal vision for my clothes, concocting transformations in my mind not just to salvage, fix or adjust, but to completely transform too – yes, I was upcycling way before I had ever heard of the term, or of upcycling designers!

In recent years, it’s been more about great fit for the clothes I buy (I often shop directly from designers, or at sample sales – so often it’s a case of snapping up a bargain even though the fit is not 100%, knowing I can rely on great alterations) – or adapting some gems from my Mum’s 70s and 80s wardrobe. But I don’t live at home any more, and can no longer rely on my aunts. So I’ve set out on a quest for a great London-based seamstress/alteration specialists – and it’s been surprisingly hard! However, I have found some really reliable people, whose names I’ll now share with you: believe me, it’s a great deal of time, effort and money this post is going to save you!

Someone who knows to what extent I tend to alter my clothes is Nanna Sandom of Splendid Stitches: last year, she revised practically half of my summer wardrobe! Including this 80s pure silk dress passed on by my Mum:

She also did a marvellous job of adapting this wonderful pure silk, hand-painted original Japanese kimono, which I wore at last year’s Observer Ethical Awards (grainy iphone picture!) – or the Orla Kiely for People Tree dress, which was the last one left at the PT sample sale, and was a size 16! (worn for last year’s Fashion Night Out at Atelier Tammam)

Nanna Sandom is not just great at alterations though: she is first and foremost a vintage specialist – have a look at the Gallery on her website to see what she can do. However, Nanna won’t be available for new commissions until the autumn – but luckily I have more names in my contacts list.

Another vintage specialist is Jo Poole of The Dress Doctor, a costumier whose clients include the Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and the Disney Channel. Jo will even travel to your home to go through your wardrobe with you and provide alteration advice, and even an express, on site service.

If, however, you want to learn to be able to work on your clothes yourself, I also have a great contact for you: someone whose sewing teaching talent is so highly recognised, that she was asked to consult for BBC’s The Great British Sewing Bee! Claire-Louise Hardie is The Thrifty Stitcher: she can be found in the costume departments of the most famous West End theatres, but she also runs classes for you to learn how to fix, alter or even make your own clothes. (pictures courtesy of Cotton and Sunshine and Hackney Citizen)

You can also try the workshops at Here Today Here Tomorrow, Dalston’s sustainable fashion store+studio and hub for textile creativity – or sign up to The Good Wardrobe, an online style-sharing community listing services that prolong the life of your wardrobe, and pledge to skill-share, adhering to the Sew It Forward initiative.

Have you got more names to add to this list? Who’s your go-to alteration specialist? Let’s share knowledge and tips!


Slow Care: Invisible, and Visible Mending: the art of patching

Posted in Wardrobe Care on Friday, June 28th, 2013

During this week dedicated to fabric and garment care, we are focusing on the very Slow practice of mending and repairing. I already wrote about specialist denim repairs services, and will be also looking at expert cobblers and shoes restoring. But today I want to talk about what is almost a magic art, that of Invisible Mending.

Rather than trying to describe it myself, I’m going to use a very clear and description that I found on the Parisian Gentleman blog: “Invisible mending is a sophisticated weaving method consisting in rebuilding the fabric of a garment after an accident: snag, burn, accidental blade or scissor cut, etc. Invisible mending is the reconstruction of both the warp and weft using a long needle. The mender picks all the necessary weft warn in the hem, and the warp yearn in the extra fabric on the inside of longitudinal seams. They will reconstruct the warp and weft to exactly match the original weave, after which the mended part will be undetectable on the outside of the fabric. However, on the reverse side, the restored area will be marked by the long hanging threads where the weaving was done. The hanging threads occur because invisible mending is done without tacking, as it could deform the fabric.” (the image is also courtesy of the Parisian Gentleman, describing the work of Isabelle Godfroy, one of France’s last invisible menders)

Invisible mending is a service that is still provided by high-end dry cleaners, and luckily there’s still a couple in London too: British Invisible Mending Service and Invisible Menders of Knightsbridge.

Even though you might not immediately acquire such levels of craftsmanship, darning is certainly something you can learn to do yourself (it’s something I do myself). Taking care of your clothes is something that creates a bond with what you wear: you surely won’t be likely to just want to discard it without a second thought if you know that you can fix it with very small effort.

You might for example want to take a darning class, run by  Tom of Holland, who’s created his Visible Mending Programme around the idea of forming a bond with our own clothes: “By exploring the story behind garment and repair, the Programme attempts to reinforce the relationship between the wearer and garment, leading to people wearing their existing clothes for longer, with the beautiful darn worn as a badge of honour. By writing my blog, running darning workshops and taking repair work commissions I provide mending inspiration, skills and services to people and hopefully persuade them that shop-bought clothes deserve care and attention too, just like a precious hand-knit.”

You’ll have noticed that the focus here has shifted from Invisible to Visible mending. As Tom puts it: “I prefer my mending visible and decorative as well as functional”. Tom’s skills do extend to absolutely seamless invisible mending, but here’s a couple of examples of his signature work:

The deliberate showing of contrast stitching is also at the heart of the Japanese technique of Sashiko. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear, or to repair worn places or tears with patches, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. I really like how this traditional technique is applied to everyday clothes by Helen Sarah Vaughan. Look at how she transformed this damaged tunic:

So do these works inspire you to mend and darn your clothes? Have you got examples of repairs you’ve done or commissioned, that will inspire us all?

Slow Care: TLC for Denim

Posted in Wardrobe Care on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

One of the first posts I did on this blog, way back in October 2009, was about Denim Therapy, adding that I’d have loved to have the same sort of service here in the UK. Luckily, things have improved since then.

Michael is The Denim Doctor. He is based in Manchester, but you can post your denim to him, and he will repair it and post it back to you good as new! Here’s what he can do: 

Or, you can try Denim Rescue

Parisians are also in luck. George of Repair Jeans can perform wonders – as shown in this picture courtesy of webflakes

Denim brands are also doing a lot to promote a Slow view to denim: since their product is supposed to be very durable, they want to emphasise this by promoting long-lasting enjoyment of their quality wares, by telling you not to wash often (especially when wearing precious raw selvedge, which gets better with age), and offering to repair your jeans when they get a bit too worn in.

Nudie Jeans have created a handy Repair Kit Handbook and video. And if you live in London, you can also drop your pair off at their repair shop in Liberty’s, or at their newly opened flagship store in Soho, on the corner of D’Arblay and Berwick Streets. 

Denham (pictured) will do the same for you in Amsterdam and Tokyo. And so does Railcar Fine Goods in the US. 

Yes, it looks like our American friends are much more spoilt than us when it comes to being able to care for their jeans. They have Selfedge in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. Michigan has its own Detroit Denim Co. Los Angeles also has Denim Revival and the Schaeffers Garment’s Hotel, New York the aforementioned Denim Therapy and Denim Surgeon, and there’s even Context Clothing in Madison, WI, and USA501 in El Segundo, CA.

Don’t live in any of these cities? Remember, the Slowest thing to do is to have a go for yourself. Here’s two great how-tos from Rawr Denim and the Future Threads Project.

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For more about the very Slow practice of mending and repairing, see my past posts here and here.

Slow Care: Learn about the impact of our clothes with Redress Asia

Posted in Wardrobe Care on Monday, June 24th, 2013

When I launched Rewardrobe, I made it immediately clear that I didn’t just want to be a Personal Shopper. Indeed, the starting point of my consultations is the client’s wardrobe: we don’t go shopping unless we’ve already established how we can maximise the use of what’s already in there. Which doesn’t just mean create more outfit ideas, but also empower the client to know more about their clothes, what they’re made of, how to care for them, how to make them last longer: maximise their life cycle. At the time (which is not so long ago!), the impact of garment care wasn’t much discussed – that it was important was obvious to me thanks to the Slow common sense instilled into me by my mother.

Nowadays though, I’m happy to see the post-purchase (consumer use and end-of-life) impact of a garment’s lifecycle is taken into serious consideration – after all, it is accountable for more than half of its footprint. I’ve had statistics dished out to me at conferences, I see important electronics groups commission studies and produce new dream machines, I’ve seen cleverly designed infographics, and I’ve gladly read about (and sometimes contributed to) wonderful initiatives aimed at showing the problem, but above all solutions, to the public, to us all who wear and wash clothes everyday (which is exactly what I’ve been wanting to do with ‘my clients’, who are not an abstract entity, but everyday ladies (and sometimes gents) just like you and me).

In 2013 the prize for most engaging, stylish and committed initiative goes hands down to Christina Dean of Redress Asia and her 365 Challenge – and in particular, the fabric care instruction she is giving out everyday in June, as this month’s special focus in collaboration with Kate Jones and Miele.

Follow Christina’s style diary, and learn that:  ”denim gets better with age and doesn’t need such frequent washing!” (I agree on this one, and check out tomorrow’s blog post for a whole lot more about denim care!) – “If we all washed our clothes 10% less we would reduce global CO2 emissions by 2.6%” – “ensure you mend holes before putting clothes through a cycle to avoid getting bigger holes!” – “Chiffon is delicate and is best dried laid out flat so it doesn’t lose its shape” – “this blue and white jacket was de-stained with a simple “stain-busting” paste of baking soda and water and gentle elbow grease to bring it back into jolly fashion life. You’d be amazed at the amount of clothes binned just because of removable stains” – “silk is best washed inside out in a mesh bag in cool water” and much more!

Redress Asia also have a great Youtube channel, where you can watch this great video – I love anything that conveys a clear message through such simplicity.

And most importantly, Christina’s personal challenge is not all she does. Redress Asia’s main work is actually centred around the EcoChic Design Award, a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Designers can apply until 15th August. More in the video:

I was invited to the launch of the 2013 edition of the awards, where I finally met Christina in person (and not just through clothes exchange!) and saw the winning creations from 2012. Here they are close up – for the complete set of picts from the day, head to my facebook profile.

Hand in Hand: Swishing and Ecover!

Posted in Events, Wardrobe Care on Monday, October 22nd, 2012

A little story of a skirt, two swishes, and how things in life and in style come and go!

A few months ago I went to a swish at the Hub King’s Cross, organised by Thrifty Couture. And came home with a nice skirt. Well, it was nice at first, until I inspected it properly the following day and realised it was riddled with grease stains. Obviously somebody had had a bit of an accident while wearing the skirt (maybe while cooking?) and thought nothing of getting rid of the poor thing. Which says a lot about our relationship with our clothes, when it’s less hassle to give them up than to clean them up!

I should also be critical of the fact this stained skirt ended up in a swish. Swishing should be to exchange good clothes that don’t fit our size or our style any more – not a dumping ground for stuff we have ruined and can’t be bothered to repair. But you know what? It’s good this skirt was taken to that swish. Instead of ending up in a bin, it ended up in my hands: and I was not going to be put off by a bunch of grease stains!Cue my laundry detergents cupboard, and my Ecover stain remover. And I know this sounds like an advertorial but it’s not. I could simply say ‘cue my stain remover’ – but since what I do is advise people on how to solve wardrobe issues, I thought I’d tell you which one I use, and that it works. Especially because it’s natural, and a lot of people still think that natural detergents might be ok for light washes, but with real dirt and tough stains the only answer is ‘proper chemicals’. Well forget about that! Natural detergents do work, and think about the nasties you did not transfer onto your skin this time. In this case I used Ecover, but very happy to try and test other ones for you.  Oh, and I can do another bit of unsolicited advertisement here. I bought the stain remover at Unpackaged, a great grocery shop where you can find great food without the unnecessary wrapping. And brands like Ecover, that operate a refill system (not for the stain remover, admittedly. But for the most used (most volume) detergents, yes). Unpackaged are currently relocating Broadway Market and I can’t wait to visit the new store, which will also have a cafe’!

So, even though I forgot to document this with pictures, the skirt came up spotless and I enjoyed wearing it over the summer. Then last week I was invited to the Ecover Swish and I thought: this is some kind of sign…if I must select a few pieces to swish, I think this skirt deserves to get back on the rails in its new stain-free status, and hopefully be enjoyed by somebody else. So there it went, and much fun was had at the event too!

This swish was super cool and a great party! A proper exclusive fashion event, with industry journalists and bloggers, and hosted by celebrity stylist Mark Heyes and ethical fashion designer Ada Zanditon. I actually had my invitation to the evening from Ada, who I’d like to thank and whose work I really admire (as previously shown here and here)!

Myself, Ada Zanditon, and stylist Zoe Robinson

And this wasn’t just your ordinary swish: it was also raising funds for human trafficking charity ‘Fashioned for Freedom’, with the help of donations by the likes of ASOS, TopShop, Mulberry, House of Fraser and Superdry. All in the setting of Shoreditch House – it really doesn’t get better than that.

Loved this detail: everyone was given a tag to attach to the clothes they wanted to exchange, asking them to give a glimpse into the story of the garment, and a tip for more sustainable ‘Wear & Care’.  

So I wrote of how I got the skirt from another swish, saved it and re-swished, all via Ecover. Moral of the story? Things come and things go, enjoy a quick update on your style but don’t buy new or discard, and enjoy!

Did you attend the Ecover Shoreditch Swish? Or another swishing event recently? What did you give and what treasures did you find?

How to store your boots for summer

Posted in Wardrobe Care on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

The spell of gorgeous weather we recently enjoyed (well, before the long bank holiday weekend!) finally gave me the chance to complete the seasonal shift in my wardrobe. I had already stored away my coats and most of my knits, but a few were still lying around, and the May rains had meant that boots had until recently still been in use.

So on a sunny Saturday afternoon I did some hand washing, and quick line drying! (Will tell you more in another post), and had the chance to polish and store all my boots.

In my opinion, there are few essential steps to storing boots for the summer, so that you find them in great shape and ready for use come October. Firstly, the leather has been made dry and thirsty by all the rain and the cold, so it needs plenty of nourishment; secondly, you need to make sure you restore the shape both in the shoe and in the leg of the boot.

I took a few pictures, to illustrate the way I did it.

First of all, make sure you clean your boots with a damp cloth. The last thing you want is put them away full of mud and dirt from the street!

Be really thorough when you clean them: check the stitching, the heels and even (or especially!) under the soles.

Grab your shoe-care box. You have one right? You should, just like you should have an essential sewing box for quick repairs (darning, buttons), and a ‘wardrobe box’ with things like a lint roll, a brush, a knit de-piller, and other essential goodies. I keep an old t-shirt and old toothbrushes in my shoe box – find a second use for things, so you don’t have to throw them out!

First, nourish that leather. I’ve been using a super-greasy balsam I’d bought for outdoor boots. Just use the thickest greasiest ointment, that will give the leather lots of nutriment, instantly. Leave to absorb for an hour or two.

When the leather is feeling a little restored, give it a protective coat with some classic shoe polish.

Once the polish has dried too, quickly buffer with the old t-shirt and a bristle brush to bring out the shine.

Before you put the boots in the box, make sure you fill them up nicely to prevent the leather from going saggy, and to restore the shape a little. If you have any, use acid-free tissue paper. What I do is, I always keep the tissue whenever I buy shoes (or anything that comes wrapped in tissue really! Another small recycling tip!) and re-use it this way.

If you don’t have any tissue paper saved, just get creative and re-use those old magazines!

How to update your own wardrobe #1

Posted in Slow Fashion, Wardrobe Care on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Spring! New Season!

Open any fashion magazine, and they will tell you about all the things you MUST have right now. Tempting, indeed. But, do you

a) feel you don’t want to go out on a massive shopping spree right now

b) feel you don’t want to look just like every other magazine reader?

How about you get creative with what’s in your wardrobe already?

So I had a pair of brown lace-ups. Then I went to Le Marche, the area in Italy where the production of high-end shoes is based, and I found a massive bargain for a pair of Ixos shoeboots. Also brown. Now, obviously I don’t need two pairs of shoes that have basically the same purpose. At this point, I’ve also been looking for a pair of red shoes, for a long time and always unsuccessfully.

The solution? Simply to turn my brown lace-ups into red ones. So I go to my local cobbler, and buy some leather paint. Then I get enthusiastically going, forgetting to take a ‘before’ picture – oops!

I did take some ‘in-the-process’ pictures though:

I’m not a master of DIY, or painting for that matter. I’ve decided the visible and irregular brushstrokes only add character though!

Next, I took the shoes back to the cobbler, for the details: have the heel painted black, add some black laces, and add the nice detail: red soles (from Save Your Sole)!!

And here is my new pair of red shoes:

What do you think?

Wardrobe essentials: we need more Eco Hangers!

Posted in Wardrobe Care on Sunday, May 1st, 2011

I’ve been doing a bit of researching today, to find out about environmentally-friendly alternatives to the most common plastic hangers. I found a few ideas, although unfortunately it seems like it’s very very early stages, and a lot still needs to be done to reduce the enormous amount of plastic used to distribute the tons of clothes that hit our high-streets every year.

Even at Estethica back in February, I noticed a lack of attention towards the hangers collections were displayed on. Not so though for STUDY NY and LU FLUX, with their beautiful customised cardboard hangers:

Not many eco-friendly alternatives are available to the public, unfortunately. However, most people don’t actually buy hangers, and just prefer to keep the ones that come free back from the dry cleaner’s (a big no-no as far as I’m concerned!), or with a new high-street purchase. And indeed, it is at industry level that hangers are churned out at most speed – so it’s good to see steps are being taken to provide retailers and dry cleaners with more sustainable alternatives.

It is recent news that retail giants such as Benetton and Macy’s NY are gradually introducing new hangers to their stores. Macy’s, where up to 300 million hangers are used every year, will switch from their usual clear plastic ones, to matt black ones made of recycled materials. Italian high-street leader Benetton plans to save 600 tons of plastic a year by switching to innovative, lightweight ‘liquid wood’ ones. These new hangers, made from wooden pellets moulded into shape, are 100% biodegradable and recyclable, and will gradually be implemented in Benetton’s worldwide store network. 

Benetton's new 'liquid wood' hangers

In the UK, Hanger 4 Life have developed a new and very advantageous hanger system. They bank on durability: their hangers are still made of plastic, but of a high-quality ABS that is supposed to last for a lifetime. Which is particularly important for retailers: the reduced risk of breakage saves the retailers money, and allows them not to have to increase the demand for newly produced hangers.

And whatever Hangers 4 Life produce, they offset their carbon emissions in full. And that’s after they have a up to 40% reduced carbon footprint to begin with, thanks to intelligent design: reduced tooling in manufacturing, minimal inventory space required thanks to a special shape, and less cardboard needed for boxes of smaller size used in distribution.

They have also made their intelligent design available to the public, and their hanger systems are available to buy on Amazon.

When it comes to dry cleaners, I think anything should be made to get rid of the terrible wire hangers! Luckily somebody thought of an eco-friendly option that is a no brainer for dry cleaners to switch to: it actually comes free to them, as costs are covered by the marketing messages on the hanger’s body.

EcoHangers, based in the US, are the leaders in this field – and produce for a variety of markets, and not just for the dry cleaning industry. They provide completely customised eco-friendly clothes hangers for distribution in national retail chains, licensed merchandise stores, hospitality and tourism locations, government agencies, campuses and college bookstores.

 Something similar is being done in Canada by E-Hanger, and here in the UK by Becoadvertising.

In their own words: “The Becohanger is a fully recyclable and biodegradable hanger made from durable recycled paper and card. Similar in size to a standard wire coat hanger, the Becohanger is designed to replace its less eco friendly cousins, that fill our wardrobes and landfill sites every year. Although deliberately not indestructible, the Becohanger is strong, durable and resilient.
Fully printed with four colour inks, front and back, the Becohanger not only works as a useful eco friendly product, but it also offers an attractive advertising platform. It is this added value that allows us to give the hangers away for free.”

Plus, Beco have developed a range which is available for the consumer to buy. Made from a plant fibre material (it would be great to know more about its composition though!), these hangers are designed to replace standard plastic ones. Using natural fibres from a sustainable source, they claim the hanger body is biodegradable within 2-3 years of being composted. Available to buy at Caraselle.

Beco’s offer is also completed by a cardboard hanger. Although I have to admit I am not the greatest fan of cardboard hangers for the everyday wardrobe (because of their durability, but also because sometimes their shape is not the most ideal for some garments), I think their fun children’s version is a great product. Children’s clothes are not supposed to be worn for very long – so why introduce a lot of plastic in a kid’s wardrobe, that will most probably be disposed of shortly. Granted, the hangers can be donated, just as most of the kid’s clothes will. However, I like the idea that the hangers can just go in the compost – one fewer thing to be produced with plastic. Also available in store at John Lewis. 

Becohanger for kids

Even though cardboard hangers might not be the best option for consistent everyday use in a regular wardrobe, I think they are a great alternative for many other occasions, such as display in showrooms and trade fairs. As shown in the first picture of this article, during Estethica in London two labels showed their collections on eco-friendly hangers customised for their own brand – an excellent choice, and I was surprised not to see more designers paying attention to such important details.

STUDY NY used Ditto Hangers:

Ditto hangers for Study NY at Estethica, LFW

Australian brands can obtain the same service from Green Hanger. Whereas here in the UK, Norman Hangers produce similar cardboard hangers of excellent quality, so much so that they now supply Lu Flux (see picture at beginning of this article, taken at Estethica), Pants to Poverty and the Ethical Fashion Forum. 

Norman Hanger for the EFF

The potential in your wardrobe #3

Posted in Slow Fashion, Wardrobe Care on Saturday, April 16th, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a few ideas on how to upcycle men’s shirts. I keep finding more:

Two of my favourite upcycling designers have interesting takes on this.

Love Me Again turn shirts into pretty sundresses, and Unbutton Fashion have devised a sartorially revolutionary system whereby a shirt can be turned into three different designs, with absolutely zero waste.

Love Me Again

Love Me Again

Unbutton Fashion's Zero Waste project

Unbutton Fashion's Zero Waste project

And another no-sew solution which I spotted on Whatthecool:

from Whattecool.com

from Whattecool.com