Category Archives: Sustainable Style

DIY // Shop Your Stash Challenge

If you’re a sewist and you use Instagram, you’ll know the #MakeNine Challenge (@makeninechallenge) hosted by Rochelle of @homerowfiberco. ((If you don’t, where have you been?? Go and check it out immediately!)) The idea of #MakeNine is to sit down … Continue reading

INSPIRATION // Why women bear the brunt of fast fashion

  We’re just gonna say it out loud. Fast fashion – the stack ’em high, sell ’em cheap business model – disproportionately affects women. This International Women’s Day, we’re taking a look at the issues and how we can join … Continue reading

CAMPAIGNS // Savvy Style v the Six Items Challenge!

As most of our readers will know, we are currently in the midst of the sponsored Six Items Challenge, raising money for Labour Behind the Label. We have each chosen 6 garments to wear for six weeks. Find out more … Continue reading

DIY // Knitwear Upcycle: Hooded Scarf

Got some knitwear that’s past wearing or repairing? Transform it into this cosy hooded scarf with our beginner-friendly upcycling tutorial! This winter we’ve got very into repurposing old knitwear that’s past wearing. After partnering with Emmaus Mossley on an upcycled … Continue reading

DIY // Upcycled Mittens from Old Jumpers

We’ve teamed up with the wonderful Emmaus Mossley to bring you this step-by-step Upcycled Mittens tutorial! This is a brilliant beginners upcycling project, and sews up in next to no time. All you need is an old jumper and some … Continue reading

WORKSHOPS // Upcycled Mittens from Old Jumpers

Last month at the Booth Centre weekly sewing group, we worked on turning old jumpers into some functional and cosy knitwear items for winter. Nothing like a bit of seasonally-appropriate upcycling! We were delighted to partner with Emmaus Mossley on … Continue reading

WORKSHOPS // Slow Fashion Summer Club fun

At Stitched Up HQ last week, we held a-week-long slow fashion Summer Club for kids from the age of 10 to 14. Five ambitious young soon-to-be fashion designers set out to create their own upcycled rucksacks under the guidance of … Continue reading