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    20 Products That’ll Repair, Polish, And Upcycle Your Clothes

    Everything old is new again.

    1. A bottle of fabric dye that'll put a little colour back into your faded denim. Or you can use it add a cute tie dye design to give your old T-shirts, sweaters, and other clothing items a new look.

    2. A shoe cleaning kit that'll give your favourite footwear new life. It's made with coconut extracts and jojoba to gently, but effectively, remove stains from leather, suede, canvas, or nubuck.

    3. An eco-friendly wine remover spray, if you have a stain on your shirt from drinking a glass of red, red wine. It's made with a citrusy blend of fruit and vegetable extracts, making it bleach-free, biodegradable, and safe to use around children and pets.

    4. A pack of bra extenders that'll give you a little extra breathing room. They're super easy to install, and they come in three neutral colours that'll probably match most of your bras.

    5. A sewing kit that you'll want around during your next fashion emergency. It's fully equipped with everything you'll need to mend small tears in your clothes or sew a buttons back on your shirts. It also comes with a small fabric case that'll fit in your bag, so you can take it with you anywhere.

    6. An electric lint remover that'll gently remove stray fibres from your clothes and furniture, so they look as good as new. It comes with a long USB cord to plug into your laptop or power bank charger, making it a great travel-friendly tool.

    7. A pair of no-tie shoelaces that'll replace the frayed laces you're currently using. They'll make putting on your running shoes a quick and easy process. And they lock in place with a toggle stopper, so you can decide how loose or tight you want them.

    A person wearing running shoes with shoelaces that have a toggle

    8. A roll of peel and stick velcro strips that'll keep your favourite button up shirt from gaping, so you won't have to worry about adjusting your shirt all the time. It's a quick and easy fix if you don't want to sew your shirt, and you can use it on just about any material.

    9. A pack of zipper extensions that'll replace the tabs that have broken off your jacket, backpack, and other items. The cords are made of extra durable nylon that won't break and have little handles at the ends that are easy to grip. Plus, they come in a bunch of bright colours, so you'll be able to find your zipper quickly from now on.

    10. A pack of fabric bonding strips, if you need to hem your pants, but don’t know how to sew. They're permanent adhesives, so you won't have to replace them and they'll make it through several cleaning cycles in the washing machine and dryer.

    11. A tub of OxiClean laundry stain remover that'll return your white clothing to their original colour. Just add a bit to to your load or dissolve some in a basin of water to pre-soak your clothes to get the more stubborn stains out.

    A tub of stain remover, a large bottle of stain remover, and plastic bag of stain remover

    12. A little cage that'll help your hat keep its shape while you wash it. Just place your cap inside and stick it on the top rack of your dishwasher. You can also use it to protect your hats in your suitcase if you're travelling.

    Three baseball caps in protective plastic cages sitting on the top rack of a dishwasher

    13. A pack of cleaning wipes that'll get rid of the annoying salt stains on your favourite boots. They're made with an all-natural formula that won't damage your shoes and work on suede, rubber, fabric, and nubuck materials.

    14. A button replacement kit that'll help you fix the broken button on your favourite denim jacket or pair of jeans. They’re easy to install: all you’ll need is a pair of pliers or a hammer and a can-do attitude.

    15. A pack of iron-on patches that'll turn your clothing and accessories into pieces of embroidered art. There are tons to choose from, like foods, plants, and animals, so you can choose which ones suit your personality.

    16. A detachable collar that'll make your comfy sweaters look more professional without adding another layer of clothing. They're made with blend of cotton and polyester, and some come with fun embellishments on the collar like brooches or lace.

    17. A pair of insoles that'll make any pair of shoes as comfortable as your favourite slippers. The thick foam material will provide support and help reduce stress on your feet, ankles, and knees. Plus, they're finished with an odour-reducing coating to keep your shoes from getting smelly.

    A pile of long shoe insoles lying on grass

    18. A pack of iron-on patches that'll cover the holes on your jeans and keep them from getting bigger. They come in four different shades of blue, so you can find one that matches your clothes. You can also use them to add a cool patchwork design if you're feeling crafty.

    19. A bottle of clear nail polish that’ll keep your frayed clothing, like jeans or tights, from getting worse. Just apply a couple coats two the ripped area and voilà, you're good to go. You can also use it on your costume jewelry to prevent it from tarnishing and chipping.

    A bottle of clear nail polish

    20. And finally, a crafty book that'll teach you the art of upcycling. It'll show you different ways to mend and repair your clothes and add a little personality by incorporating patches or embroidery. And it'll give you ideas for repurposing your clothes in other household items once they're no longer wearable.

    A person holding a book called Wear, Repair, Repurpose in front of a rack of clothing

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