to give a new form to (something)
I started writing Recycled Fashion, and soon discovered a community of clever, talented people creating their own clothes from existing garments. Soon after, I found Wardrobe Refashion, which really inspired me to start sewing.
Fashion can be damaging to our environment. The never ending cycle of fashion brings new garments every season, which very soon become out of fashion, and can quickly end up in landfill. By refashioning existing garments, this eliminates the necessity to buy new, and at the same time creates something far more unique and in some ways more interesting than mainstream fashion.
Being that I am an editor on Refashion Co-op, it seems sensible to dedicate a linky page to my own refashions, DIY projects and garment made from scratch.