High quality preloved boutique
A unique mobile boutique extending the life cycle of clothing and accessories, helping you to achieve a more sustainable wardrobe.
As featured in The Guardian and BBC Essex
What does Consciously Clothed offer?
Fast fashion is entirely unsustainable. In the UK, most clothing is worn for just two years. The most sustainable clothes are the ones you already own. All of us can do something to help, from shopping less, to extending the life of our clothes and one of the easiest ways to shop more sustainably is to buy second hand. We help you to rehome your once loved garments and give preloved garments a second life. Don’t let your used clothes go to waste.
We stock a carefully curated range of women’s clothing and accessories. All items are either new with tags, new without tags or in excellent used condition. Preloved fashion saves you money, helps the environment and is an exciting way to create unique outfits. Preloved may not be new, but will be new to you, which feels just as good.
We believe that customers still like to physically browse clothes when they are putting together an outfit. We want to engage with you in a way that you simply can’t experience when shopping online. Choosing to shop locally has a positive impact on the environment and the local community.
Sports Pavilion, University of Essex Colchester, CO4 3SQ – 5th December, 10am – 3pm
39 Layer Road, Colchester, CO2 7JW – (20% off sale!) Saturday 16/12 9am-3pm, Friday 22/12 10am-3pm, Saturday 23/12 9am-3pm
Old Grocery, 48 High Street, Wivenhoe, CO7 9AZ – (20% off sale!) Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January 2024, 10am – 4pm
EXCITING NEWS! We are moving into Wivenhoe Business Centre in February! Opening date to be confirmed very soon.
Fighting Fast Fashion
Do you have clothes in your wardrobe that are in perfect condition, but you don’t wear them for whatever reason? Maybe something you wore often is no longer your style, no longer fits, or you just don’t love it anymore. What worked once for you will work again for someone else. If you love one-of-a-kind clothing, shopping preloved is a great way to find something that’s calling your name. It’s one of the most effective ways to fight fast fashion.
How it works
Our mobile boutique visits the local area on a regular basis. Please get in touch if you are looking to rehome your once loved clothing and accessories. All items must be in excellent condition, laundered, all buttons and zips intact and be appropriate to the season. We sell on your behalf and keep your items in stock for two months, taking commission on items that are sold.
Should your items remain unsold after the allotted time, there is no charge and the items will be returned to you, or donated to St Helena Hospice if you would prefer.
We look forward to welcoming you to browse our ever changing range of carefully curated clothing and accessories, in a variety of styles and sizes, at a fraction of High Street prices.
During my time taking part in Climate Assembly UK, I was informed about how the things we buy are linked to climate change and when we throw products away that has implications for climate change too. The assembly supported the idea of repairing and sharing more, with less purchasing of new products and that’s when I came up with the idea of Consciously Clothed. A unique, local and conscious service helping you to make clothes last longer.