The art of making small changes to the way we dress in order to make big changes in the world.
If you love fashion, this activity book will help you create a wardrobe which reflects your personal style AND is mindful of the impact the fashion industry has on the environment and human welfare.
- Learn the shocking facts about fashion
- Make better choices when shopping
- Develop your own unique style
- Get creative with friends and family
- Discover fun ways to upstyle and upcycle your wardrobe
- Be crafty with recycling garments and fabrics
I have been a keen crafter for many years now, and I love sewing, but I have only recently made attempts at making my own clothes and I have also become more conscious of trying to make my sewing more sustainable. As such, I am sure you can imagine how excited I was when I heard that the latest activity book to come from Lexi Rees was based on a subject so close to my own interests. I couldn’t wait to get started reading it when it landed on my doormat.
The Fashion Fix is full to the brim with ideas for the budding designer or eco warrior, championing ways to make the most of your wardrobe through upcycling, accessorising and more. There are ideas for things to do with clothes once you no longer want to wear them or have grown out of them, from turning them into soft furnishings to arranging a swap shop with your friends.
Informative without being preachy, The Fashion Fix contains details about the fashion industry that you may find surprising, and that will certainly help with making more ethical and sustainable decisions when buying clothes.
Eveyjoan’s illustrations really bring the ideas in this book to life in ways that would make Joseph’s Dreamcoat look dull. It really is a joy to behold, and there are hours of fun to be had completing her beautiful activity pages.
Although this is an activity book for young people, there are ideas for breathing new life into your wardrobe that I am just dying to try!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lexi was born in Edinburgh and grew up in the Scottish Highlands, although she now lives down south. When she’s not writing or tutoring, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats, She’s usually covered in sand, straw or glitter.
Eve is a London-based illustrator and digital designer. Her quirky, creative style is characterised by bold colours and lively lines. Eve’s unique background as a tattooist means her work spans from print, to digital, to people – and her ethos of sustainability is significant throughout her work and is echoed by her love of slow fashion.
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