What is the pledge?
The Seamless Pledge is a challenge for sewists who want to break out of the fast fashion cycle and spend more time sewing stuff instead. People who don’t sew can join in too, by pledging to buy second-hand clothing.
Pledges are more fun with more people, so get involved! Here’s a button you can use on your blog and on social media.
It’s simple to join up. Comment with your name, your blog (if you have one) and how long you’re signing up for. Once you’ve done that, add the button to your blog using this code:
[a href=”https://seamlessblog.wordpress.com/the-pledge/” target=”_blank”>[img src=”https://seamlessblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/pledge-button.png” alt=”The Seamless Pledge” /]</a] (replace the [ ] with < >)
Replace brackets with < and stick it in a textbox widget on your blog, and/or save the image and post the following to your social network of choice:
I (insert your name here) am taking the #seamlesspledge until (length of time here).
If you like, you can write a longer pledge with specific goals you want to achieve. It’s up to you – this is a personal challenge, so it’s about what you want to achieve more than anything.
- No buying new clothes for the duration of your pledge. By new, I mean any new mass-manufactured clothes.
- You can buy second-hand manufactured clothes – so be prepared to get to know your local charity shops awfully well.
- Vintage clothing is a-ok! Obviously, given it’s second-hand.
- There are some things which are a little more time-consuming or complicated to make – like bras – which are tougher to add into the pledge. It’s totally fine to make exceptions for things like foundation garments.
- Anything you’ve made by hand is definitely allowed. Get your sewing machines and your kntting needles out!
- Get involved! Use #seamlesspledge on Instagram, or tag me @elenacresci.