In this video, we meet Julia Grieve, the founder of preloved, which is a Toronto-based eco-fashion brand that creates clothing using second-hand vintage wool sweaters, rolls of deadstock fabric, and other sustainably sourced materials.
Preloved was founded in 1995 and has been upcycling and reusing an average of 100,000 sweaters each year. These secondhand sweaters are usually destined for the landfill, but preloved buys them from rag house clothing sorters and deconstructs them into fabric they can use to design new sweaters.
In addition to sourcing sustainable materials for all of their clothes, the brand has also made a conscious decision to manufacture their clothing in Canada instead of outsourcing the work overseas. Their clothes are made by people who are paid a good wage and who have a positive and safe working environment.
Mat and I were impressed with the incredible work that preloved does to design and create clothing with minimal impact on the environment, and without exploiting it's workers.
One of the reasons we've been inspired to look into ethically made and environmentally friendly clothing is because of The True Cost documentary (http://truecostmovie.com) that we recently watched about the incredibly devastating impact the fast fashion industry has on the planet.
We wrote a blog post with tips about how to create an ethical wardrobe here:
You can also check out the incredible clothing line made by preloved here:
Thanks for watching!
Mat & Danielle
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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.
there should be a specific video about all the deadstock material that brands throw away. And maybe people will think twice before supporting a company that pollutes heavily. I wonder how much deadstock material Nike + Adidas create.
this is so awesome.
I'm slowly building stock for the Etsy store I want to open.
All my fabric comes from the thrift stores or from my or my friend donate piles.
I'm making totes from woven carpets, little storage buckets out of jeans, produce bags out of sheer curtains and sort linings, I'm making reusable Gift sacks out of upholstery and heavy decor remnants from friends projects and estate sales. I will be using fabric scraps and thread clips, finely chopped, to fill little dolls and accessories. just to name a few projects I've made or are waiting in the que. m planning to open when I have 20-30 items. I have three little crazy kids so I want to have plenty of stock so I don't have to feel rushed to keep the store full. eventually I hope to have more but it isn't realistic right now.
I'm trying to stop buying fast fashion, but the reason this will never catch on is because it's just too expensive for most people. Especially teens who buy tons of fashion. I understand why the price is high, but $100 for a t-shirt just isn't going to work.
Thank you so much for showing that this is happening. Also for the Earthship house video!! Fashion is a difficult thing to step out of so it is just so great that someone is finding a very real solution !!
Thanks so much, happy you're enjoying the videos! We're living in the van right now and filming lots of videos along the way. We plan to post some update videos about us really soon so definitely stay tuned if you're interested! Thanks for watching :)
very informational. thx for teaching us something new. how they used the old stock clothing & up-cycled it to new. good old restanable new cloths. wow, I would of never thought of this @ my age. that's OK, bc I don't think very often anymore. lol...
Wonderful. And I hope that the prices of these garments also be of type '' ecological '' haha. Because if they help the planet, I hope it will also help to avoid exes consumerism and waste of money ... I hope.
+Teacup and Roses unfortunately everything comes at a price. I too was shocked to see a pair of sweatpants cost $70 USA. It's just sad that we can't have it both ways Eco and affordable. I love with the company is doing and I'm all for it but I can't support it with my cash I don't have plenty of it.
Very interesting! We need to slow down fashion. I'm from the US and when I was a kid stores would put away clothes after the season was over and put them back out the next year. If you didn't mind waiting you get an outfit for a better price the second year than you could the first year it was available. I'm just thankful I've learned what my personal style is and for the capsule wardrobe. I no longer look at shopping as therapy and never will again.
I made a challenge since the new years to not but anything new except underwear and food unless it's second handed. To my surprise it isn't even hard. It is extremely easy in fact. All I have to do is to be open to the idea I might need to repaint a drawer or sew a line on a pair of pants from time to time. Though I still haven't found myself needing to do that yet, 6 months in.
What an awsome woman. I've stopped buying excess clothes because of the impact this industry has on the planet. Now I'll only buy something to replace an item that has worn out. I've never felt happier or more confident about my wardrobe.
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Bricolajul a ajuns in Romania in urma cu aproximativ 10 ani, insa in Statele Unite si in statele occidentale acest concept este mai vechi, si isi are originile la inceputul anilor ’50. Bricolajul se refera la capacitatea oamenilor de a crea sau repara diverse obiecte fara a apela la ajutor specializat.
Primul catalog de bricolaj pentru renovarea locuintei a aparut in 1968. Acesta a nascut conceptul de bricolaj care sta la baza lanturilor de magazine din zilele noastre. De la covoare si perdele, pana la mobilier si prefabricate, bricolajul se refera la tot ce inseamna renovarea unei locuinte in aceasta acceptiune.
Pe orlo.ro gasesti toate cataloagele de bricolaj, de la cei mai importanti comercianti. Catalog Dedeman, Catalog Praktiker, Catalog Baumax, Catalog Bricostore, Catalog Ambient si altii.
In Romania retelele de magazine pentru bricolaj sau extins rapid, cel mai important comerciant din acest segment este Dedeman, care a pornit din orasul Bacau si a ajuns sa detina magazine in cele mai importante orase din tara.