I started Re_considered completely by chance at the beginning of lockdown. I had been given a box of unwanted vintage tablecloths and duvets covers by my grandma and decided to turn them into clothes I would wear. I rediscovered my love of sewing and ended up "reconsidering" a lot of my wardrobe; taking things I hadn't worn in a while and upcycling them into pieces I wanted to wear again. I have been selling dungarees made from curtains, dresses made from shirts, tops made from tablecloths, amongst other things.
I have learnt, and am still learning, so much about the importance of a circular economy, of really valuing the clothes we already have, and changing our mindset towards the way we buy. It’s imperative that we slow down our fashion habits and start looking inwards at the things we already own. Re_considered can take that old shirt, left at the back of your wardrobe and turn it into a blouse or a dress that you will wear again and again. It could then later be turned into a purse or a bag! Anything’s possible and so much better than throwing it away.
Re_considered sources its fabrics by going to second-hand stores and from kind donations. We take what people don't want, or can't see a need for, and give them a new life so that they can be loved once again. This year, I hope that Re_considered’s team will grow so that more items can be upcycled. All our products tell a story. You can find out about what they were originally in the product descriptions. They’re all from different places, from different people, and all have been reworked into something different.
Our upcycling service is also an exciting part of Re_considered. We will take your old clothes and upcycle them to your liking. At the moment I am working with a limited range of designs but would really like to change that to accommodate everyone’s upcycling dreams in the future. Check out the Upcycling Service page to find out more. We’d love to hear from you.
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