The fashion industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), textile waste has increased by 811% between 1960 and now, with landfills receiving 11.3 million tons of textiles in 2018 alone
CARING FOR OUR HOME
Buying vintage is an ethical, sustainable method of wardrobe curation that allows us to bypass the ever-revolving door of fast-fashion. By collecting vintage and pre-loved pieces that have already lived one or two lives, we are doing our part in reducing the amount of textiles that become waste and end up in landfills, further polluting our earth.
As we cannot trace the exact origins and production of every single piece we acquire, we cannot guarantee that every item was made ethically, and not every piece is made of sustainable materials (for instance, polyester, a man-made polymer, has long been a popular material in clothing manufacturing and many vintage garments are made from it), but we promote mindful sustainability by passing down these long-lasting pieces from previous generations.
Curating a wardrobe of vintage and pre-loved clothing reduces your personal carbon footprint, so you don’t have to choose between lovely clothes and being mindful of our home. Vintage fashion also tends to be of higher quality than today’s fast-fashion, and we believe clothes are one of the most important and beautiful methods of self-expression, and the pieces you choose should ensure sophisticated longevity of your wardrobe. If one day you decide you no longer want your pieces, we hope you will pass them along again or recycle them.
Knowledge is power, so find more information and research on fashion waste, responsibility, and the market for vintage at the following links: