second hand clothes & upcycling at shaw trust

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Diary of my day at the Shaw Trust, sharing the love of 2nd hand, upcycling and it’s place in my quest for a clear conscience way to dress.


So, I pitched up at the Shaw Trust on Wantage Market Place on Saturday. I took along a few things so that I could share this crazy passion for 2nd hand clothes and upcycling.

My rail of reasons to shop 2nd hand … I took along some items from my own wardrobe, which illustrate a few reasons why I think buying 2nd hand is so great. Customers had a browse through my rail and I shared some thoughts on each of my reasons.



I also took along some pieces I’ve bought to be upcycled, explained what took my eye when I bought them and what I plan to do with them.


I did some sewing …. I was finishing the upcycle of this skirt I bought in Shaw Trust a couple of weeks ago, I’ll post a few more pics next week.

shaw sewing

I had a go a the Dr Noki t-shirt slashing technique ….. I discovered this technique at the Upcycle project in London and I’ve been itching to have a go. Hoping to post the finished project next week.

shaw dr noki

There was even a quiz …… how to spot good quality fabric and well-made clothes.


I thoroughly enjoyed my day at the Shaw Trust, I’ve posted a short video on my Facebook page and on the Wantage Summer Festival page. Spotted a potential project …. ??? crazy or cool, I’m not sure.

shaw jacket

I’m planning to venture into the new world of Facebook Live for the next event on 16th July. I’ll be at Save the Children from 11-1 for some more sewing and upcycling and tips on buying clothes 2nd hand.


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