Eco special: New spin on old threads

From thrifting to clothes swops, Olivia Ho tells you how to be a clotheshorse while avoiding fast fashion and gives you a glimpse of what is in her wardrobe

People often say to me in passing: "You have so many clothes. It's like you have a new outfit every time I see you."

The funny thing is that none of my clothes has been new in a long time. In the past two years, I have gone without buying new clothes - with the exception of three "repro" (vintage reproduction) dresses that I got at under-$25 clearance sales.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 20, 2019, with the headline 'New spin on old threads'. Print Edition | Subscribe