One of the founders of Cavan Town’s successful Eco-Shack is now offering local shoppers the chance to buy eco-friendly clothing.
Bláithín McCormick believes “fast fashion” is one of the world’s biggest polluters and, following the Eco-Shack model, hopes to make a difference in his hometown.
This weekend (Friday-Sunday), McCormick will be hosting a vintage clothing pop-up shop on Main Street in Cavan Town, opposite the AIB, from 10am-6pm.
“As an environmentally conscious shopper, it’s hard to find good quality clothes that last and are fashionable. This pop-up will feature clothes from all eras waiting for the right person to give back to them. life,” she told The Anglo-Celt.
The goal of the project is to tackle fast fashion.
“This is a major issue in many ways, including microplastics, dyes and of course the speed at which fashion changes. This is causing an increase in the volume of what we throw away or donate. These items are not made to last,” she said.
“As we have seen time and time again in the news, the reason fast fashion is so cheap and costs so little is due to the exploitation of workers throughout the production chain, from its creation to your wardrobe.”
In order to somehow combat this, she decided to start the Re:Vintage project. McCormick selects every vintage garment she sells.
“I want to make sure it’s fashionable, with high quality and unique materials,” she said.
More information is available on social networks, titled “re_vintage_ireland”.