October 6th, 2016
Recycling old clothes.
A few months ago I found out about this store in The Lanes. I made a blog post about it, since I loved it so much, and somehow they say it and reached out to me.
On top of selling second hand and vintage goods, they also have their own line, Beyond Retro LABEL: this collection saves more than 600,000 items from landfill a year in creating directional sustainable fashion.
So let’s take a look at just a few of the gorgeous garments they have to offer!
This dress is my favourite piece: I love the colours, the cut, and how particular it looks.
I have never seen a dress like this, so I immediately knew I had to have it. The small size fits me incredibly well and the shape hugs my body beautifully.
I’m simply in love with this dress, and although it’s getting colder, I’m hoping I will be able to wear it out!
Oh, and I’ve matched it with a little coin pouch – too cute.
The next look is very sweet and dreamy. I adore the pink sweater, it’s super soft and – generally – when I buy proper fitting blouses and sweaters, my arms rarely get fully covered. I must have strangely long arms or something, and that’s why you often see me roll up the sleeves (to be fair, most times I prefer that look).
So for once I was happy to find something that actually went over my wrists!
I also wore this interesting skirt, which again, is something I hadn’t seen around before, and I appreciate the simple A-line cut (it just goes with everything).
Now this look, I really like. It’s the way I dress on a daily basis, and it makes me feel powerful, for some reason.
I love my dresses and skirts, but pants, lately, have been something I enjoy wearing even more. Plus, wide legged trousers are very popular right now! These are from a shop I found in Verona, and you can find them clicking here.
The blouse has the now trendy “pyjama top” cut, and I’m into it! I also like the floral pattern on it.
And finally, I had to include a look with a pinafore dress. This is from Asos Petite (bought a while ago), but as you might have noticed, I’m wearing the same sweater from before, just in yellow.
In fact, I liked the pastel colours and cut/fit so much, that I needed two. 😛
Now, I hope I made you curious enough to check out the website. They do a fantastic job at re-using fabrics and garments that otherwise would go to waste (350 thousand tonnes of textile waste a year in the UK alone); and they have such a big selection to pick from, so anyone can find something.
You all know I care about ethical fashion and try my best to support smaller/independent companies as well as shop at vintage/second hand shops, and when I find a brand that does so well at supporting this cause, of course I wanna do my part and spread the word. 😉
You can shop from their website, and follow them @beyondretro on Instagram, if you would like to.
If anything, I hope this post gave you some fashion inspiration!