When I was looking through my wardrobe for clothes for the clothes swap, it didn't occur to me that I had a lot of clothes. I didn't count them.but I realised that I had kept a number of garments I no longer wore.
Evening wear - worn once 10 years ago
So, I gave them all away to the clothes swap.
Over a hundred people let go of their clothes for the swap last Saturday. As one of the organisers, I was overwhelmed by the number of garments we collected. We set a maximum of 12 per person, and in total we received almost 1000 (yes, that's right!!!) pieces of garments, shoes and accessories.
Where did all those clothes come from?
Some still had their tags on.
Some were gifts but didn't match the person's style.
Some were impulse buys.
No New Clothes for a Year? Anyone Want to Join Me?
During the swap collections, I chanced upon Make Do & Mend Life's resolution to buy no new clothes for a year.
I hardly buy new clothes.
The last time I did was buy yoga pants in January.
I repair and upcycle a lot too.
So can I take it further? (As you can see I put a "?" in my post title!)
No thrift shops? No new underwear?
I'm going to try. I'll keep you posted!