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Vintage fashion and furnishings sale at TW Gaze in Diss promotes shopping sustainably




Ron Kinsella, Lesley Smith, Gemma Jackson and Harry Plowman, of TW Gaze. Picture by Mecha Morton.
Ron Kinsella, Lesley Smith, Gemma Jackson and Harry Plowman, of TW Gaze. Picture by Mecha Morton.

A Diss auction house is hosting a sale of high-end designer clothes and furnishings to raise awareness of the benefits of shopping sustainably.

The forthcoming Vintage Fashion and Furnishings sale at TW Gaze on Saturday will see 1950s pieces, such as a Christian Dior coral pink silk dress and Louis Vuitton luggage, go under the hammer.

Auction assistant Eloise Shiner said: “High-end fashion is not always an accessible option, meaning that charity shops and diverse vintage sales play an essential role in ensuring that a reduced carbon footprint and a sustainable future is available to as many people as possible.”

Also included in the sale are vintage jeans from Wrangler, Brutus and Lois, with the auction house saying there are many benefits to buying second-hand denim.

“Modern attitudes to fashion promote a throw-away demeanour by consumers, while pressure from designers to stay constantly “on trend” fuels consumerist ideologies,” said Ms Shiner.

She added: “Such psychology is only heightened by the sewn-in lack of longevity of clothes, derived from the use of low-cost, lesser quality fabrics and poor workmanship. However, the low cost of fabrics and labour ultimately results in the high cost of human lives.”

A range of pieces from high-end to more casual wear for men and women alike, as well as a mix of furnishing fabrics, such as curtains and wall hangings, will be on offer at the auction.

For the younger bidder, the sale will feature iconic teen brand Chelsea Girl, as well as vintage Topshop and Miss Selfridge items.


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