Here it is!
February Eco-Fashion Challenge
February may be the shortest, but it is also the coldest, darkest and most depressing bill-filled month of the year.
So in a bid to banish the winter blues and benefit bank balances, we are inviting you to take part in our 28 day eco-fashion challenge for a chance to win £50 Frockery vouchers.
The rules are simple. All or most of your clothing has to be vintage, hand made, recycled or second hand throughout February. Tell us how you get on by posting your pictures, outfit descriptions, sources and costs on the Frockery Facebook page (non Facebookers can email them directly to us and we will post them on our blog).
At the end of the challenge, independent fashion blogger Amber McNaught, of Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman fame, will select the most stylish and creative February eco-fashionistas, who will each receive £50 Frockery vouchers.
Participants are already signing up and chatting about the challenge here, so what are you waiting for? It’s fun, it's free and will make February fly!
If you need any more persuading, or inspiration, you might want to check out some of our tried and tested 'RE' action ideas.
Preloved Reloved Project
Thanks to the power of Twitter, we were delighted to hear about the Preloved Reloved project initiated by Kim Sklinar, who is wearing only second hand clothes throughout 2011 to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Research charity.
She writes on her blog:
“From charity shops, vintage markets and eBay, I’ll be spending less on clothes, making less impulse purchases, wearing more unusual things, accessorising better,giving more money to charity and generally not giving money to sweatshop factories via the high street.”
Kim is most definitely a lady after our own hearts (and wardrobes!) and we’ll be watching her progress with interest. If you want to donate towards Kim’s very worthwhile cause, you can do so here.
St Valentine's Day
One special date to look forward to this month is St Valentine’s Day on 14th February. So why not celebrate the occasion this year by rocking the retro instead of hitting the high street? There is absolutely nothing not to love about preloved fashion and we have plenty of romantic frockery in stock which is sure to captivate your soulmate! What's more, preloved Valentine's Day dressing will also count in the eco-fashion challenge.
A big thank you to all our customers, both new and preloved, for your continuing support. We always enjoy hearing from you, so please feel free to drop us an email or leave us a review on Facebook.