If you are looking to be more mindful with your current or new wardrobe this season, I need to introduce you to someone…
Meet Sarah Tyau.
After her first daughter was born, Sarah started upcycling old clothes and it has since become a major part of her life.
If you have never heard of ‘upcycling’ before, let us fill you in.
Upcycling is when you have an opportunity to take something that you feel no longer serves you and to create it into something that has a new, more valuable purpose.
Sarah has a knack for this, taking either old or outdated articles of clothing and creating something current, hip and ready to wear.
Sarah’s lease on life?
“Look good, feel good, do good.”- and with every piece Sarah posts to Instagram, it is hard not to believe she is doing all three of those things!
Sarah is proud to say she has re-invented hundreds of articles of clothing for each one of her family members.
And would you believe it if I told you Sarah is self-taught? Believe it, because she is!
Sarah will usually choose pieces to transform based on what she finds at thrift stores or from donations given to her by family and friends.
She is also starting a clothing line soon with all proceeds going to children in need.
“My advice to limit your impact is to buy more timeless, classic pieces and mix it with a few trendy pieces here and there,” Sarah told Bored Panda.
“This way, you don’t throw away as many clothes.”
“And [you] are not always having to buy constantly in order to stay on trend. Also, throw a clothing exchange with your neighbors, friends, or other groups.”
Sarah plans to teach her daughters to sew like her one day.
“I have been meaning to teach them how to sew. We are supposed to start a sewing series on YouTube together where I teach them how to refashion, but they’re so busy in their own lives, we haven’t gotten a chance to yet,” Sarah told Bored Panda.
“But they have a strong sense of fashion in their young age and have very good taste. So I think they’ll take over what I do one day and be better than me!”
If you are starting to get the itch to start your own line of classic pieces with clothes that are collecting dust in the back of your closet, we have you covered.
Teach yourself how to upcycle an old sweater just in time for the fall season below with one of Sarah’s popular DIY tutorials. Happy upcycling!
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