Dublin’s king of tailoring: This is what’s inside Jake McCabes wardrobe

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Jake McCabe is the slow fashion advocate we’ve all been waiting for (he also happens to be extremely sound). Jake is the king of upcycling and tailoring and is a firm believer that any item of clothing can be made yours with just a few small tweaks. Here’s a peak at some of his favorite sustainable finds.

Sustainable activewear for the gym, yoga studio or couch (!)

While charity shops can still be great options for general outerwear (jackets, hats, etc), it IS difficult to find a workout top with juuust the right fit. No one likes doing yoga with a loose sports bra or leggings falling off their bum. The good news is that there are an abundance of organisations who have taken it upon themselves to find a solution.

From avocado stones to onions: *Mindblowing* DIY natural clothing dye

Fashion is the 2nd largest polluter of our waterways globally, a huge part of that pollution comes from clothing dyes. Not only killing ecosystems but also having detrimental health effects communities that use this water to cook, drink and bath in. Pretty bleak we know. However, the positive alternative is that there are so many natural dyes that you can use instead. These dyes are better for you, your skin and of course the planet and are SO much fun to do. Here’s a list of our favorite natural dyed

Sustainable decluttering with professional declutterer, Emma Gleeson

Decluttering

Thanks to Marie Kondo, decluttering is pretty hot these days. But decluttering, without looking at WHY you have so much stuff in the first place, is as useless as a crash diet – it ain’t gonna stick long term. It’s unsustainable, in every sense.

We have to break the cycle of feeling like we have too much stuff, doing a clear out, feeling good about ourselves, and going straight back out and buying more.

Billy Bunzari “The Prince of Preloved” on how to charity shop like a champ

I’ve always had a penchant for vintage clothes as opposed to their high street counterparts as I feel vintage clothing is more soulful, better-made and comes with a sense of mystery and intrigue… My journey to sustainable fashion happened by chance; I always gravitated towards vintage, but as time went on I realised that by second hand shopping allowed me to make a massive difference and greatly reduce my carbon footprint.