The Relationship Between Fast Fashion and Feminism

I think all people are secretly feminists. Feminists want equal rights for all genders. I mean, who doesn’t want equal rights for everybody? Some people think of something dirty when they hear the word feminist. I don’t understand this. And also, calling yourself a feminist is just the very beginning. It’s the first step and after that you can evolve your mindset and learn more. But feminism isn’t just about your values. It’s about actions too. Today I want to talk about feminism and it’s relationship to fast fashion.

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How to Find Ethical Fashion: Good on You

As you might know by now, I avoid buying new clothes. It works 99% of the time, but there are is that 1% when it doesn’t work out. There are some things that need to be bought new. But if I do buy new, I buy ethical. If there is a sustainable and fair option, I choose that one. Sometimes there is no ethical option (yet), but those moments are rare. After years of experience into this journey, I now recognize greenwashing and know which brands to turn to when I buy new. However, when I was new to this subject, the fashion industry can be like a maze. That’s why I want to share a tool with you today. Good On You: thé guide for ethical fashion.

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What I wear in a random week

I’ve written a lot about secondhand fashion already. Whether I think it’s the solution to the fashion crises we’re facing, what clothes I got rid of or bought and even a guide on how you can create a sustainable wardrobe. I always say that I am well on my way to a sustainable wardrobe and that secondhand fashion is fun! But I’ve never really showed you what my wardrobe looks like. Soon I want to document the entire thing and count how many pieces I own right now. But today I want to show you my daily outfits for the period of one week. To show you what secondhand fashion looks like on a daily basis. Continue reading “What I wear in a random week”

How to get rid of clothes in a responsible way

I am on a journey to my ultimate capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe can have many forms and has a different meaning to different people. To me it is a small wardrobe with items that I love and can all match. It is an ongoing journey. And so I buy things, but also get rid of things. When a piece of clothing does not serve me any longer, I want to get rid of it in a responsible way. But how do I do that?

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Do I think secondhand clothing is the solution to the fast fashion crises?

Last week I shared some ‘new’ secondhand purchases of mine. I do that a lot, you can read more articles about secondhand clothing I bought among others here, here and here. I also wrote a post on why and how I buy secondhand. Conclusion: it’s the most sustainable option. That’s why I do it. But do I think secondhand fashion is the solution to the whole fast fashion crisis? I’ll tell you. Continue reading “Do I think secondhand clothing is the solution to the fast fashion crises?”

How to buy sustainable clothing in 4 steps

On this blog I’ve shared a bunch of posts about clothing I bought. Sometimes new clothing, like when I bought underwear or tights. But mostly secondhand, such as this jeans I bought or this swimsuit. In each post I explain the choices I make, but I realized I never really wrote a guide on how to buy sustainable clothes. So, here it is today!

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Sustainable and fair underwear from Underprotection

Today I want to share a few things with you about something new I bought. I bought new underwear, again! And since I really want to give you a specific and honest image of what I do and do not buy, I am sharing this with you. I am sharing my underwear with the world! A full set, bought at UnderProtection. Continue reading “Sustainable and fair underwear from Underprotection”

Sustainable and fair tights by Swedish Stockings

I bought tights! My last tights broke about 4 months ago I think, so it took me a long time. It took me long because I think more consciously about buying things now. Will this add value to my life? Will I wear it? That’s a good thing really. But, it also took me a long time because I sort of have a love/hate relationship with tights. So, here I am today talking about this relationship and what I did with it. Continue reading “Sustainable and fair tights by Swedish Stockings”

Documentary about fast fashion: The True Cost

The past I bought a new sweater. At least, it was new to me, because I bought it at a secondhand shop. I’ve had a love for secondhand clothing for most of my life. My mom took me with her to thrift shops and to secondhand fairs too. It is a bit of a search, but when you find something it’s often unique. The love for secondhand clothing that I got from my mom was enough reason for me to buy secondhand, but when I saw the documentary The True Cost another 100 reasons were added.

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