Treat your clothes as your assets, look after them and have them mended
Hi guys, this is Clare from The Fitting Room on Edward.
Every March, we run what we call the March Mending Drive. This is our 4th year. Why do we do the March Mending Drive you ask?
It’s because we believe in looking after your clothes, and making them last longer. Every piece of clothes is something you have invested money in, and therefore you should look after it as an asset.
That means regular cleaning and maintenance to make sure your investment pieces last for longer.
The question I get asked most often is, why does the crotch of my pants keep wearing out? Well there is a whole host of reasons, including the fabric choice, bod shape, and how often you rotate your pants. You can read all about it in my article which I will link here.
When your pants do wear out, don’t just throw them away, let us fix it!
Here is an example of what the crotch often look like after a few months of wear. If the hole is small, we can re-enforce it with some extra fabric and give it some top stitching to make it strong again. Or if the hole is large, we can replace the area with new fabric. Either way, we’d recommend you ask us to install a large silky saddle in the crotch to prevent further wear.
Apart from trousers, there are a myriad of other things you can have mended, and give your clothes a new lease of life. These include:
- Moth holes in suits
- Moth holes in knitted jumpers
- Silk garments with tears
- Hems fallen down
- Broken zippers
- Worn out shirt collars and more
Just contact The Fitting Room on Edward and find out how we can help you make your investment pieces like new again.
You can also follow me on CLUBHOUSE (claresheng), because on March 3rd, 2021, I’ll be joining fashion designer Lalita Lowe to talk about Re-thinking sustainability with your clothes.