Interviewed for Alive Magazine
In July, I opened my email and found an email from the Canadian magazine “alive”, asking whether they could interview me for an article about vintage fashion, and “turning old into new”. Of course I was interested! Get me talking about vintage and responsible fashion, and I can talk your ear off 😉 The interview, titled “Vintage Revives Fashion”, finally came out in this month’s issue. It was such a long wait and the funny thing is that enough time has passed, I only vaguely remember saying all of the things I was quoted on- well at least that way the article was all new to me too!
It’s a very good write up, and I hope that the article will get some more people thinking about ways to be sustainable in their fashion choices. Who knows, maybe some more people will catch the vintage bug too! You can find it here in case you are interested in reading it!
November 14, 2017 @ 8:32 am
Loved the article! Congratulations!
November 16, 2017 @ 1:44 pm
Thanks so much for reading the article Suzanne! I’m glad you liked it 🙂
November 14, 2017 @ 4:16 pm
Congratulations on your feature! It’s so sad to read the Savers statistic about North Americans throwing away over 80 lbs of clothing a year—-which makes it such a good thing that you are proposing the alternative of reusing those castaways and giving them new life. I spent part of my afternoon sewing the waist pleats back into a vintage rose-patterned late-70s-era blouse that I picked up at the thrift store this morning, and I found a plaid vintage Levis western shirt for my husband on the same trip. The thrift store is a magical place, like an endless treasure chest or one of those attics crammed with fascinating things in children’s books.
November 16, 2017 @ 1:48 pm
Yes it really is a place full of treasures! I don’t know why people throw so much out- I love both donating to, and buying from my local thrift shop.
Your “new” blouse sounds lovely- I can’t wait to see it on your blog 🙂 Thanks so much for reading the article! ♥
November 15, 2017 @ 12:38 am
How fun, and great to be able to put across a sustainability message. Congrats! X
November 16, 2017 @ 1:50 pm
Thanks Porcelina! I was happy to be able to talk about vintage and sustainability with an audience who might not be exposed to it otherwise, since it is a health magazine, not a strictly vintage or even eco magazine.
November 16, 2017 @ 11:55 am
Such a good article! I picked up my copy of the magazine at the health food store and immediately flipped through in search of it. 🙂 And had a nice little chat with the health food store ladies about it – So nice to see that more people are becoming interested in sustainable fashion.
November 16, 2017 @ 1:51 pm
That’s great that you were able to talk about it with the ladies at the store and spread the word 🙂 And, I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the article too!
November 18, 2017 @ 10:04 am
That’s so cool! Congratulations, you must be so thrilled. Great little quotes from you in the article, especially what you said about minor alterations making a garment feel new.
November 18, 2017 @ 10:27 am
Thanks Jessica- I was (am) a little thrilled 🙂 Thanks for reading it!
November 26, 2017 @ 11:02 pm
How exciting!! Congratulations!!
December 1, 2017 @ 10:15 am
Thanks Janey! 🙂
November 28, 2017 @ 2:27 am
That’s awesome! It’s a great article too, and the comments from you and the other people interviewed came across really well. Good on you!!
December 1, 2017 @ 10:19 am
Thanks Tanith- I’m glad it came across well, because when I read the article, I was thinking that my quotes were completely out of context, and I wasn’t sure if anyone was going to know what I was talking about 😉 haha!
December 1, 2017 @ 12:01 pm
Well done! That is exciting. Off to read it now.
December 1, 2017 @ 9:19 pm
Thanks Kate-Em! I hope you enjoy it 🙂
February 18, 2018 @ 2:50 pm
Congratulations. Great article.
February 19, 2018 @ 10:42 pm