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I read India Flint's book Second Skin and it was enlightening - on the process our clothes are subjected and how they react to our skin as we wear them. She speaks of natural dyeing processes, of taking care of clothes so they last longer, darning, reuse, and how to select fabrics that are skin and nature friendly. Lovely book and blog.

If making sense of the glut of statistics regarding textile recycling has you clutching your head like a stunned monkey, USAgain is here to help. The textile-recycling firm has distilled data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, plus the results of a 1,500-person national survey, into a handy infographic.

If making sense of the glut of statistics regarding textile recycling has you clutching your head like a stunned monkey, USAgain is here to help. The textile-recycling firm has distilled data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, plus the results of a 1,500-person national survey, into a handy infographic.

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Sack back

Robe and petticoat Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Spitalfields, England (woven) Date: 1765-1770 (made) 1735-1739 (woven)

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10 Clothing Tips and Hacks That Will Save You A Lot of Money

You NEED TO check out these 10 GREAT Money Saving Clothing Tips and Hacks! They're all such great ideas and I've tried a few and have AMAZING results! I'm SO GLAD I found this! Definitely pinning for later!

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Dress

Dress Place of origin: Great Britain, UK (made) Date: 1827-1829 (made) ca. 1770-1780 (woven) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Brocaded silk tobine, trimmed with silk satin, lined with glazed cotton