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Wear, Repair & Repurpose

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In a world dominated by artificially cheap clothing, replacing buttons, darning socks and other mending skills have largely been lost. Yet as the eco-conscious begin to ditch fast fashion, these techniques provide an easy way to give your wardrobe some personal flair. This book presents beginner and expert makers with projects to refresh their wardrobes, make the most of thrift store finds and give worn-out cloth new life. Illustrated step-by-step instructions demystify mending techniques, encouraging and inspiring readers to reduce fashion waste without sacrificing style.

  • Colour illustrations
  • Pages: 176
  • Dimensions: 229x178mm
  • Paperback
  • Author: Lily Furlop
  • Publisher: WW Norton

Why we love this book?

This book is a must have for anyone boycotting fast fashion. If you're a total beginner, fairly experienced or even gifting this book to a fast-fashion addict, it is really easy to use and has a helpful intro into why to repair and repurpose and the tools and techniques. It then covers various common repairs and more bespoke repurposing projects. It's fun and beautifully illustrated too with easy guides.


We always look to see if books are friendly and compatible to a vegan lifestyle. This book once refers to natural fibres such as wool or linen, otherwise it does not cover repairing animal-based products such as leather or using animal based fabrics or threads.