"We might not be able to pull it off, but if anyone is going to know how to wear a purple and pink 50s day dress it’s Kim Sklinar of Preloved Reloved." Londonist, 9th May
I'm Kim, a Northerner adrift in West London.
In 2010 I cycled from London to Paris for The Institute of Cancer Research. This blog is now a place for me to continue sharing.
In 2011 , I only only second-hand clothes for a year – well, bought them. From charity shops, vintage markets and eBay. I spent less on clothes, made less impulse purchases, wore more unusual things, accessorising better, gave more money to charity. I did this throughout 2011 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
In 2012 I cycled 500km in Kenya and Tanzania in the Kilimanjaro foothills, again for Macmillan.
In 2013 I will train for a marathon.
I originally began Preloved Reloved as a focus for my family, to fundraise and help keep us strong in the dark times. Now I continue to fundraise in Dad's memory, to raise awareness of cancer and other conditions, to promote the plight of selfless fundraisers and brave individuals who overcome the near-impossible. Not only is this about sickness, but also about promoting ethical fashion. It's about learning to save money, changing my shopping habits, meeting new people and most of all having fun on this journey.
I run also Never Enough Notes, a wonderful music e-zine.