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Re-using and recycling the clothes you already own is better for the environment than buying new. It saves you money too!
New clothes from old
With just a little time and some tender loving care, you can revitalise a weary wardrobe – and help save the world's resources! When a button falls off, a hem sags or there's a visible tear, we tend to leave our clothes in the cupboard.
Investing in a sewing kit to put those small things right can bring many items back into daily use. If a well-loved item needs more ambitious repairs or alterations, consider using a professional tailor or dressmaker.
One careful owner
Have a good clear-out by all means, but remember: one person's cast-off is another person's great find! Don't just bin unwanted clothes: sell them, swap them or give them to a good cause. Even if a garment is beyond hope, think about salvaging buttons, zips or scraps of lace and ribbon.
Get creative
A new set of buttons will transform a jacket. Embroidery and decoration will turn chain store clothes into customised pieces. Garments or shoes whose colours have become faded or unfashionable can be re-dyed to bring them back up to date.
Get rid of dirt & smells
Tackle stubborn stains like grease or blood with a proper stain removal product. Even clean clothes get musty when they're never worn, so hang them out in the fresh air for a couple of hours or give them a good wash, adding perfumed fabric conditioner such as Comfort for extra luxury. Use a clothes brush or sticky tape to remove dust and hairs.
Press for action
You'll be amazed how pressing clothes with a hot iron can bring them back to life. Smooth out wrinkles, redefine creases and sharpen up collars and cuffs. Don't forget to let them cool before putting them back in the wardrobe as hot clothes crumple easily.
Good habits
Keep your revitalised wardrobe looking great by following care labels, using wooden or padded hangers in your wardrobe, and washing with a good quality laundry product like Omo to keep colours as good as new.