Could You Give Up Shopping for a Year?
These women dared to take up the Free Fashion Challenge—a retail therapy sabbatical where they had to quit shopping for 12 months! It’s finally over, and they’re telling Cosmo their story...
I’ve always been a fan of customisation and it certainly helped me live through this challenge. Being restricted forced me to use my imagination and my styling skills multiplied (if I may say so myself).
At the end of a year—and challenge—the experience really helped draw a clear line between my desires and needs. I am aware that, as a consumer, my decisions have an impact on both the environment and society. Now, I avoid fast fashion and invest in quality pieces from young designers and independent brands.”
Renée models a week’s wardrobe