Our favourite DIY fashion projects of the week

by Bronte Hogarth

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!

Nothing that can be recycled or upcycled should be going into landfill! By recycling, reusing and upcycling through DIY projects we can save an estimated 17kg per month (200kg per year) of C02 a month.

We have searched the web for easy Fashion DIY’s and upcycling projects for you.

Clothing: Upcycled fitted dress

An upcycled fitted dress into a matching midriff top and skirt combo. Evocative of the 60’s and 70’s style and could be versatile for all the seasons. See it on A Pair and A Spare.

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Jewelry: Bobby pin earrings

Do you have a million bobby pins lying around the house? Do something creative with them like these cute earrings painted with nail polish. See it on The Metric Child.

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Accessories: Agate Sandals

Need new sandals for spring? How about upcycling some old ones. These Agate sandals are a great way to refresh a pair old shoes and perfect for the season. See it on PS I Made This.

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See last weeks fashion projects here. 

Susta-Style is a weekly post on sustainable fashion, shopping and design.

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