Realising the current mood for climate change and the importance of reducing, reusing and repurposing, Wendy felt inspired to encourage others to find a love for the preloved in building her small business.

Alongside Wendy’s appreciation for high quality, trend-led pieces is a desire to be truly sustainable, and vintage clothing remains at the heart of this.

Each garment chosen by the mother and daughter team is fun and has a story of its own – one that Sustain Remain Vintage hopes to be a part of, and pass on.

Seeking out those small gems that someone will love, is the driving force for Wendy. And, while choosing preloved garments guarantees something completely unique, it also keeps them out of landfills and allows them to live on, either as they are or reworked into a new design.

I believe the cost of fashion is much more than a price tag so, when items are past their best, they are reworked into something else, from blouses, shirts and tops to dresses and jackets. And all for a really important reason, because sustainability isn’t a trend – it is absolutely vital.