Garment Goddess: How to buy, care for and increase the lifetime of your clothing

Garment Goddess: How to buy, care for and increase the lifetime of your clothing

2024 | ISBN: 0717198790 | English | 320 pages | True EPUB | 19.05 MB

Would you like a long-lasting wardrobe filled with garments you love? New or vintage, online or high street - this book will help you buy right to begin with and maintain well for longevity, ensuring that your shopping, storage and laundry habits are enhancing and not hampering the life of your clothing. Delving into such delights as fabric composition and manufacturing techniques, as well as how to assess if garments are right for your wants and needs, Garment Goddess is a new bible for the modern home. In a world of fast fashion and dwindling quality, consumers have the power to influence what happens next. This book will not only help you to buy well, mend well and wear well, it will also help you to contribute positively to an industry impacted by overconsumption.

Laura de Barra is a Cork-born property portfolio developer, author and illustrator. Prior to working in property, Laura studied for her degree in fashion at Edinburgh College of Art. She went on to work as a designer across both menswear and womenswear for a large high-street fashion supplier and high-street brands. Her previous books, Gaff Goddess and Décor Galore, were No. 1 bestsellers, with Décor Galore winning the An Post Lifestyle Book of the Year Award in 2021. She is a regular guest on RTÉ Radio 1, BBC Radio Scotland/London and The Late Late Show, and contributes to the Irish Times. Her Instagram and TikTok accounts (@lauradebarra) are packed with clever décor and fashion repairs, SHE-IY tips and how-tos..

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