Re_considered reworks second-hand items, striving to slow down fashion one upcycled garment at a time.
Our aim is to make conscious consumption the norm and to bring circularity into everyone’s wardrobes.
I founded Re_considered in an attempt to steer mine and the shopping habits of my friends away from fast fashion. I'm a bit of a maximalist, some would say hoarder. Can't think of anything more beautiful than a busy wallpaper! I've been sewing on and off since I was about 15, but only really got into upcycling and sharing my makes during the first covid lockdown.
Favourite Item in Wardrobe: I bought a dress from a vintage shop in Bristol and its zip broke minutes after I first wore it. It ended up sitting at the back of my wardrobe for a couple of years before I finally fixed it, and it's probably the item I wear most. It fills me with confidence and I can wear it anywhere, depending on how I layer it, or which shoes I pair it with.
Favourite item in wardrobe: I love colour and pattern, specifically jazzy trousers so I’d say my favourite item is a vintage pair of jeans I got from Depop which have little 101 Dalmatians all over them! They don’t actually fit too well though so I may make them into a cute two piece!
Clothing has always been the thing that has excited me the most. From endlessly doodling fashion designs as a little girl to running my own (probably not allowed) hand sewn brooch business in school, I’ve always wanted to have a creative job within fashion. Alongside marketing work for Re_considered, I have my own styling blog focusing on slow fashion and restyling pieces in my wardrobe. I’ve been a serial outfit repeater over the years so have definitely become creative with how to get the most use out of my clothes!
Favourite item in my wardrobe: Probably my vintage FILA scarf i got at a vintage market in London. I stare at it in awe probably far too often and wouldn’t be against framing it (being deadly serious). I just love the colour and print of it and how it can be worn as a scarf, hair tie, on your bag, anything you like really!