Labels in Clothes

I’ve been doing a lot of sorting, organizing and de-cluttering lately, and so these three things below caught my eye.

A week or two ago I posted about the “Week of Undies” travel project . While reading through the outfits that Jessi picked for the “WOU” project, I came upon a post where she developed new guidelines about the clothes that she keeps at home. She lives in a very tiny studio apartment, with her husband, and has decided that she would go from having over 500 items of clothing, down to only 100 items. You can read the post here.

While I love the idea, I’m not sure if I could whittle down my wardrobe THAT much. I do know that I could definitely get rid of a lot of stuff that I no longer wear, really don’t like or that has been in storage so long that it hasn’t seen daylight in years. I have a flickr contact who regularly posts this image that simply states “Today I am getting rid of 100 things”. That message is very inspiring to me. I’ve been questioning a lot of my possessions and asking myself if they really serve a purpose or deserve a place in my life.

Under Jessi’s self imposed “100 items or less” project, one of the rules was that she would be ironing a label with her name and website into all of the clothes she donates. She said it will turn her project into a bit of a game, where the new owners might find the label, look her up and then contact her.

This reminded me of two other similar ideas that I saw online within the last couple weeks:

These shorts, via MissMoss. I’m not really into short-shorts, but what I love about this brand (The IOU Project) are all the little extras they put into all their clothing items. There is a “conversation” label sewn into all items, as well as a QR code which tells information about the artisan who manufactured the piece.

And then this video, via Andrea of HulaSeventy and Booooooom where Augustina Woodgate poetry bombs at the thrift store, by sewing poetry labels into clothes at second hand stores.


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3 thoughts on “Labels in Clothes

  1. What an interesting post! Whittling down my wardrobe to just 100 items seems really awesome but super intense. Post baby I’m at a weird moment where a great deal of my clothes don’t fit and so I have an overflowing box of storage! With my first kid I just got rid of it all, but then I lost 30lbs and regretted getting rid of some of my favorite pieces when I was 30 lbs heavier. I’m going through a purging stage but the sting of those previous lost items keeps me from chucking it all!

    I love the idea of labels inside the clothing! It would be nice to know that those lost pieces were being enjoyed by someone new.

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