Friday, November 3, 2017

Something About Non-Second Hand Clothes

Hello everyone! I’ve been introduced to a few sustainable brands over the last few months. Before that I was all second hand – as you may know. However, I’ve been curious about these brands and I started to think about something. Even though new clothes automatically have a higher impact than second hand clothes – there are still plenty of positive things to say about it.  I think that in order to shift the fashion industry and really show fast fashion cooperations that there is demand for something more ethical and sustainable, we need to make an active effort. Quite frankly, you can address second hand clothes as impact-less clothes (in terms of the fashion industry, there is of course still positive impact in terms of charity, repurposing and reusing materials), but by only buying second hand clothes, you make a significantly smaller impact on the fashion industry than buying from conscious and ethical brands. Just something I thought about – of course 98 per cent of my wardrobe still consists of thrifted items.  

Because of this train of thought, I accepted some clothes from Dilling. I first met them at the screening for River Blue, which I vlogged about too. Dilling has what they call clean production, which means that they know all about what their clothes go through. They dye the clothes organically in Denmark in order to supervise the production and make sure it is done according to sustainable standards. Personally, I am happy to promote a brand like this, because we need to support and promote brands that actually make conscious decisions to shift the world of fashion.

(The clothes were gifted to me by Dilling.dk)

4 thoughts on “Something About Non-Second Hand Clothes

  1. Hej! I just want to thank you for your great blog and channel on Youtube! Yours was the first zero waste-channel I found and you really opened my eyes to it. Keep it up! LOTs of Love from Stockholm☺️🌸✨

  2. Well I partly agree with the buying of clothes done in a substainable way, but what about buildings full of second hand clothes. You figure once everyone starts buying substation able and less processed clothing, the clothing store of second hand would disappear too? Or that the better clothes would be the norm?

    • As I said, I still greatly rely on second hand clothing, but beforehand I had an attitude towards “new” clothes that I should not ever wear it again, and I have had to rethink that because of the more sustainable options out there. I still think the absolutely best way to live is primarily with second hand – but perhaps a 10/90 solution is a great way after all.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *