Sustainable Style: This week’s top tips for revamping pre-loved fashion.

Sustainable Style by Bronte Hogarth

Here are some of our favourite sustainable fashion ideas and tips!


We adore this idea of revamping a jumper with some great detail like these felt elbow patches. It’s easy and perfect coming into winter to give some new life to an old clothing item. See how at HonestlyWTF.

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If you have had something in the cupboard that you barely wear, give it a makeover by re-dyeing it to transform it into something you will get use out of. Dyeing is simple and you can get some fantastic results like this tie-dyed denim shirt. Full tutorial at HonestlyWTF.



There are great labels popping up all around who are remaking and up-cycling old clothes into new fashion items. Cream are one of our favourite labels doing this, however it’s something easy you can do yourself.  For example resizing an old mens button down shirt into a more fitted and feminine one. Great how-to for the below remade shirt at Grainline Studio.

Here's Bronte wearing her own up-cycled mens shirt!

Here’s Bronte wearing her own up-cycled mens shirt!

  • DID YOU KNOW: Australians collectively spend over $12 billion a year on more than a billion fashion items, but discarded clothing makes up 4-5% of waste going into our landfills! See more fashion facts here at our website.

This could be made a lot more sustainable by taking on practices such as up-cycling and revamping where you can in your own wardrobe to stop clothing from ending up in landfills. To help us all along on our sustainable style journeys we would love you to share any of your own great up-cycling ideas, tips and tricks with us?

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5 responses to “Sustainable Style: This week’s top tips for revamping pre-loved fashion.

  1. All the above is exactly what I used to do. I bought jumble sale items, cut them up and made my girls’ dresses. We also used to dye clothes which were looking a bit faded and worn so we could get another season or two out of them. Leftover balls of wool were recycled into multi-coloured jumpers and bits of material into quilts. These days clothes and toys are recycled to St. Vinnies or our church Flea Market, and balls of wools are knitted into squares or given to Hospital Knitters for children’s soft toys.

  2. I have repurposed some of hubby’s business shirts into preppy looking pillows. Best of all no zips required already buttoned!

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