The Clothes Doctor Journal

Did you know that if you keep your clothes in circulation for just nine months longer you’ll reduce the carbon and water footprint by up to 30%?

How about the fact that the UK sends 300,000 tonnes of used clothing to landfill every year, where thanks to synthetic fibres and modern manufacturing processes, it doesn’t biodegrade for hundreds of years?

We teamed up with Pebble Magazine to put together a list of the best tips and practical advice to mend your clothes and keep them in your life for longer and out of the bin.


When it comes to maintaining our wardrobe, there’s nothing more disheartening than picking out your favourite piece and finding that it has been damaged by clothes moths and their larvae.

It might come as a surprise to learn that the moth itself does not cause the damage, but the larvae, which feed on natural fibres such as cashmere, wool, and silk.

These pesky creates can do unprecedented damage if left untreated, so it’s best to get to the root of the problem as soon as you become aware of an infestation.

Huffington Post explores - How to stop buying clothes for a year

Hint - use Clothes Doctor to mend and alter old favourites

Want to stop buying clothes for a year? Huffington Post's Sara Spary talks to 3 people who did it and tell you how.

A fashion fan, an elite runner and a former shopaholic share their tips and tricks, successes and failures on their personal journeys.

Click and read more.


As we begin 2019 with a resolution to make more from our existing wardrobes, there’s never been a better time to consider giving our heroes a makeover. Whether it’s an old cashmere sweater with a snag or a tough stain on your favourite silky slip skirt, there are lots of services dedicated to transforming your old wares.

The best bit? There’s no schlep involved as they’re all available online. Scroll below for our guide to the best.

In the world of modern fashion, in which animal products such as fur and leather can be recreated and are easily available, some might argue that the real equivalents are no longer necessary.

But this argument is quickly complicated when we think about second-hand or vintage garments, perhaps inherited from an ancestor, or picked up as a bargain in a charity shop. With major designer labels such as Gucci, Burberry and Versace opting to go fur-free over the last couple of years, the ethics of fur is undoubtedly a subject hotly up for debate amongst leaders in the fashion industry.