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No New Clothes For a Year

I’m now in my 3rd year of No New Clothes For a Year and it’s exactly what it says it is. You commit to wearing only garments you’ve been given, bought 2nd hand, mended, vintage, etc. For a full 12 months you make no clothing purchases. There can be exceptions which you award yourself for example footwear and underwear although some people manage to get around that also. I was introduced to this movement by Joelle Harris, The Eco Wardrobe Warrior who’s site is well worth a visit for eco inspiration. In my first year I faltered twice. Summer holidays bought temptation and so did the festive season. There was also my eldest daughter’s wedding for which I designed and made the wedding dress but