On Thursday 26th July, for the very first time, the popular preloved and ethical fashion event Fashion Re:Boot came to Brighton.
While multiple Fashion Re:Boot events have taken place across the country over the past year, the Brighton event was the first to include homewares alongside fashion. As soon as I heard the news I knew I had to have a stall.
In good company
The event took place at The Grand Hotel last Thursday (26th July) and was so much fun. My stall was positioned in between the British Red Cross stand and that of my lovely pal Maxine Brady of We Love Home Blog. Opposite was Atosa (My Bubba & Me) and The Living Room Shoreham, all selling a great mix of fashion and homewares.
In total there were around 30 stallholders, including fashion blogger Hannah Crosskey, Ali from Age of Reason Studios, Simone at Keep It Living and Dani from Vannucchi Jewellery (I went to school with Dani and haven’t seen for years!).
I sold (and bought!)
I sold a mix of gifted, preloved, vintage and new handmade concrete pots I made especially for the event. The pots were a huge hit and I had so much fun making them. There’s been a lot of interest in the pots from people who couldn’t make it down to Brighton, so I’m currently exploring options for selling online – watch this space.
I also managed to bag myself a few bargains – the new Age of Reason studios t-shirt and matching small black lips pillow which looks great on the bed in our spare room. I also picked up a gorgeous H&M jumpsuit from the British Red Cross stand, which is a bit tight across the hips but is motivating me to keep doing my morning runs round Hove Park!
Where Fashion Re:Boot began
The Fashion Re:Boot events were founded by Ciara Elliott and Erica Davies as a way of finding a use for the excess high‐end fashion gifted to bloggers, journalists and stylists. Capturing the imagination of women across the country, the events are now a high-end market place for style enthusiasts who are keen to buy and sell covetable pieces at bargain prices. If you don’t already follow Ciara and Erica – make sure you do, you won’t be disappointed!
Re:Boot came to Brighton thanks to the organisational skills of Deborah Simpson Boston (Diary of An Honest Woman). I spent a lovely afternoon in Debs garden helping her with the press release and working out which press to contact. To say thanks Debs gave me one of the beautiful circular straw bags she was selling at Fashion Re:Boot. I love it and have already used it loads.
For more information about future Fashion Re:Boot events check out their Instagram and Facebook page. I heard on the grapevine there may be a follow up Brighton Fashion Re:Boot happening in October so keep your eyes peeled!