Arguably, one of the biggest negatives of the modern world and modern society is that it seems to be much more of a throwaway community than it ever was before.
In years gone by, things were built to last, and people looked after everything that they had and treated everything with more value, respect, and kindness, especially when it comes to clothing. So, if you are more of an eco-friendly recycling kind of person, then you have come to the right place. Here are the top four ways to bring new life to your old clothes.
Turn Old Denim into Coasters
For western-inspired interiors, old jeans, denim skirts, and denim shorts that no longer fit, or else you have simply grown out of, can be turned into trendy design pieces in the form of drinks coasters.
You could choose to tack them to the back of an older plastic-coated coaster, or else have them have thick pieces of denim, with the latter choice being the ideal option for chucking them into the washing machine with your next load of washing when they get sticky. Additionally, there is a plethora of household items your old t-shirts, shirts, sweaters, and even pants can be turned into, such as dusters and rags, which means you will get the most possible use out of them before you need to throw them away.
Create a Statement Rug
For old shirts and skirts that you have more of a sentimental attachment to than your average plain white t-shirt, one way to repurpose such items which require nothing more than the knowledge of how to plait hair is to create a statement rug for your office or study space.
Weave together different contrasting-colored clothes for a deliberately mismatched rug that can be washed easily and can be added to or downsized according to the interior living space that it will be displayed in.
For a way to immortalize your old-t-shirts that no longer fit or suit you, and as a way of saving on your gas and electricity bills when heating your home, a t-shirt quilt or blanket comprising of your favorite old tops is the perfect personalized treat for yourself, or indeed, a gift for a loved one.
What is more, such a blanket is the ideal way to keep your happy memories with treasured friends alive and to remind you of happy times when you are feeling low.
Modernize & Update Outdated Pieces
Often, people justify purchasing more expensive statement clothing items because they think, or moreover convince themselves, that it will never go out of style.
Now, for some pieces, such as a classic blue denim jacket, for example, it is true that the garment may never be out of fashion, but it may not always suit your style. Unpicking seams, removing additional applique and embroidered additions, and unplaiting pleats could only take a few minutes, but may well breathe additional life into the item.