So I officially started my Etsy store “Cake and Loved Clothing,” at the start of March. This is something i have been wanting to do for some time so when it came to mid Feb this year I said to myself, YOU WILL OPEN YOUR ETSY STORE ON THE 1ST OF MARCH!
Naturally I’ve had some set backs, particularly dropping my phone in the toilet which it thankfully survived but my front camera hasn’t been working properly since and is the only option I have for a camera at the moment! Regardless, I had one piece completely ready to go, so added my first listing at 11.50pm on the 1st of March.
A small victory but a victory none the less!
(Shop the Katie Preloved Floral Detail Shirt here)
My second piece was added the following week using my selfie camera and some photos I had taken before the toilet incident.
(Shop the Valerie 90s Preloved Velvet Tank Top here)
So with the help of my friends and their phones I will be slowly adding listings each week… (where possible)
At the moment I am just adding preloved clothing. Soon I will be adding in some hand made pieces made from fabric I have sourced (collected over the years and never used) then once my supplies run out I would like to move on to handmade pieces made from recycled fabrics along with some preloved and revamped (recaked) goodies. Creating a recycled vision for my little business, something I hold with upmost importance!
Many resources go into clothing manufacturing. When you throw away your clothes, they sit in the landfills. Not to mention manufacturing also requires huge energy resources. Recycling second hand clothing and repurposing fabric means that less raw materials are needed, less energy is used and less pollution is generated.
(You can read more about the importance of recycling clothing and fabrics here)
There are links to each piece shown here above and you can also find my Etsy store (here) you can also visit Instagram for updates @cakeandlovedclothing
I would love to hear your feedback 🙂