We’ve talked about mending, we’ve discussed our IMPERFECT category, and we’ve continued to mention harmful textile waste, now it’s time to get creative! If you have an item with some holes, unsightly stains or that just doesn’t fit right anymore, you can still save it. “Waste isn’t waste until we waste it,” Will.i.am has said. We wholeheartedly agree! We’re bringing you 7 bloggers who are experts at turning “trash” into treasure.
P.S. I Made This
Erica Domesek is also known as “Fashion’s Queen of DIY” and has been sharing tips on her blog since 2003. Erica specializes in adding a fun flair to her clothing and accessories– while also showing her audience how to do the same. Check out her fashion section for inspiration.
Paper & Stitch
Brittni Mehlhoff was a high school art teacher until her 2008 blog became a full-time gig. Brittni has turned her creative talents into a site full of accessible ideas and projects. Her style is a little more modern minimalist and includes many versatile pieces. Check out her fashion section to get started.
Karen Housel has been featured before on this blog for her support of Swap Society and killer secondhand style! When she’s not kicking butt at her day job she’s hunting for thrifted pieces and upcycling some amazing finds. Karen has an eclectic style that is always full of color. Check out her DIY section for some ideas.
Trash to Couture
Laura Pifer has been a seamstress and designer since she was a young girl. She started a sustainable clothing brand after college but put that aside once she became a mom. Laura’s site was born in 2010 and gave her an opportunity to get creative again. Her blog focuses on trendy styles with thorough tutorials to match. Check out DIY section for chic designs.
Paloma in Disguise
Hannah Elliman is a UK-based blogger who started recording her thrifting and DIY adventures in 2012. Her upcycling consists mostly of re-creating current trends without the waste and empty pockets! Hannah loves to share her excitement for sustainable choices, clever short-cuts, and secondhand items. Check out her fashion DIY section for fun tricks.
Geneva Vanderzeil started her blog in 2010 and has since been named one of the top 50 fashion and lifestyle blogs. Currently living in London, by way of Australia, Geneva creates tutorials and comprehensive DIY projects for the website constantly. As someone who has worked in the fashion industry, she has a specific eye for making pieces stylish without breaking the bank. Check out her DIY style section for tutorials.
Sisters Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman have come together to produce this DIY and lifestyle blog. The motto on their website is “Stay Home + Make Something”, which is exactly what their entire online space encourages. Each sister’s style is a little different but both put an emphasis on trendy looks and lots of color! Check out their style section for inspiration and DIY suggestions.
Audrey Stanton was born and raised in the Bay Area and is currently based in Los Angeles. She has attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, London College of Fashion, and received a BFA in costume design from the California Institute of the Arts. Audrey is deeply passionate about conscious fashion and hopes to continue to spread awareness and love for ethical consumption. Visit her blog audstant.com and follow her on Instagram for lots of #slowfashion inspiration!