wartime wardrobe challenge in print!

meg roper, wartime wardrobe challenge

Check out Meg in the latest issue of Pretty Nostalgic Compendium (yep, I did take a photo of her pic on the page, soz)!! No less than eight pages dedicated to her experience of living on 1940s wartime clothes rationing  as part of our Wartime Wardrobe Challenge in 2013. That is some achievement. 

It’s a really great article – Meg certainly knows her stuff when it comes to shopping more ethically and sustainably for clothes, and the article even has a double-page spread of great tips to help you make the most of your existing wardrobe.

goodwood revival pretty nostalgictips for making do and mending

It really is so exciting to see a concept that you were involved with take off; firstly we were over the moon when several bloggers chose to re-host the challenge for 2014, with some of them extending and tweaking it to provide a new take on the classic challenge to suit their own circumstances, morals and skills; and now to see Meg’s experience out there in print really is the icing on the cake.

With the principles of the challenge – lower clothing consumption, avoiding unethical practices, make-do-and-mend, choosing eco-fabrics and repurposing – being so relevant in today’s throwaway society, I can’t see the Wartime Wardrobe Challenge falling off the radar anytime soon, as it’s a fantastic way to reel in bad habits and connect with where your clothes really come from.

pretty nostalgic

Settling down to read my copy, surrounded by sleeping Chihuahuas.

If you want to get your hands on a copy of the book, which is the Goodwood Revival special edition, you can do so here. It’s a pretty cool read – no ads, amazing illustrations and articles that champion spending wisely, wasting less and appreciating more. Plus it’s put together entirely by the members of the Pretty Nostalgic society, who are basically the readers, so you know you’re getting content you actually want to read. Top notch.

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