i took the handmade pledge

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org
I, emily august, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 4 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovated, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that my thriftiness brings! Signed emily august.

The Rules

No buying new! (handmade is excepted; So this allows for Etsy purchases etc!!) All clothing must be Recycled, Renovated, Preloved or Thrifted, or Handmade only for the term. Employment related and special needs clothing (ie sports, school), shoes and undies are excepted from the rules, although you are encouraged to have a go at making these.
In extreme circumstances, maybe a special event, or the worlds greatest and most amazing never to be repeated sale that you simply can not pass up, you may use the Get out of Refashionista Jail Free card. You are able to use this card once during the 2 month part of your contract; ie 1 for 2 months, 2 for 4 months etc. Of course you need to fess up on the blog and display the button!
You must post on the blog at least once a week to let the community know what you’ve been up to. This will not only give you brag points, but inspire and encorouge others! Of course you need to display the button on your blog and have copied the pledge in at least one post, and provide a link to your pledge under the button.
You need to be honest and admit when you’ve fallen off the Refashionista Wagon! Go directly to Refashionista Jail, do not pass GO and do not collect $200! Apply for parole once there.


  1. softspoken wrote:

    i’m so glad you’re doing this, too!

  2. christina wrote:

    What the heck?!
    This is awesome!

  3. emily august wrote:

    so wonderful and perfect timing for me right now. christina, you should join us!


  4. christina wrote:

    You know, I think I’m gonna have to!
    I have been spending WAY too much money on clothes lately… and Anna is going to teach me some hot moves on the sewing machine this weekend. So… I think I’m pretty much in!


  5. christina wrote:

    So… I emailed the person running the refashionista site with my info.
    Will they send a confirmation? Or am I in?

    I’m psyched. The wheels are turning!

  6. emily august wrote:

    Yeah, just do it! She didn’t email me back either so we can just be rebels.

    We can be a sub-set or a cult. Or whatever you like, really!

  7. Heather wrote:

    Good luck, that’s a great idea!

  8. emily august wrote:

    Hey, thanks Heather. My sewing machine is waiting in anticipation.

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