On May 6th I received my order from Preloved, a Toronto company that makes new clothing items from reclaiming existing materials. I’m currently still in the process of greening my wardrobe. I do have some eco-friendly clothing (e.g. Miik) but not everything I own is green. Clothes, shoes, & jewellry have a longer lifespan in my closet than skin care. It’s been a goal of mine to do more with less. So I’d decided that I wasn’t going to buy any new items unless a) the old one needed to be replaced, b) I absolutely love it & c) it can be worn multiple ways. Well, finally some of my old non-eco clothing is looking like they should be retired.
Preloved had a 50% flash sale recently so I jumped at the chance to grab some unique pieces. I bought the Talitha cardigan in black & the Caravan sweater in pink. There are some really cool things about each piece. The cardigan has lace sequinned side panels & a little frilly bottom hem. The Caravan top has sleeves made of reclaimed polyester with a cut out pattern. See pictures for details. These pieces are great casual wear pieces & would be easy to layer with. In fact, I’m wearing my Talitha cardigan right now with a blue shirt underneath for some colour & blue pearl earrings & necklace. I actually got a size larger than I needed so I could layer something underneath like a thick turtleneck in the wintertime & a tank or t-shirt in the summer time.
Next stop on my eco bus? Trying to find eco-friendly blazers appropriate for office wear. Wish me luck!