Growing up in Spain during the 80’s and 90’s second-hand clothes were not even part of the equation. The most someone would have had is a hand me down garment from a family member and believe me, there was nothing cool about it!! Thankfully things have changed and buying second-hand clothes is becoming easier and more acceptable. For those who I still on the fence, I have created a list of why you should be buying pre-loved clothes.
In 2016 The Fashion Revolution movement proposed “Haulternatives”, how to refresh your wardrobe without having to purchase new clothes. They suggested different ways to do it, from DIY projects to renting clothes.
Reduce, reuse and recycle is the mantra of all good ethical bloggers!! In order to reduce our purchases we need to start buying better and of course, keeping items for longer and today’s post is all about that!!
Being back in Mallorca is a great opportunity to rediscover the island. This weekend I spend some time in Felanitx.
This is a very controversial post, I have been thinking about it for few months and some people told me not to do it, but finally, I decided to talk about this taboo subject. If you are of a delicate nature, maybe skip this one and come back for the next post.
Growing up in Valladolid it wasn’t necessary to have clothes for each specific season, as we only had two seasons, 2 months of summer and 10 months of winter, hahaha. But in the last few years the weather patterns are shifting unexpectedly (yep, climate change is here and planning on staying) so, I have been wearing my Autumn outfits. One of the things I like the most about this time of the year is the colour palette, the low saturated greens, oranges and yellows. They look so beautiful and cosy! For this occasion, I have revived a jacket from last year (you can see more about it here) that I can’t stop wearing. Thanks to its colourful patches it works quite well with most colours and outfits.
Few months ago I come across Naav, a new sustainable clothing brand from India. Avneet Adwani, the founder of Naav, has been working in fashion for more than 15 years. Over a year ago she decided to start this fashion project with the intention of empowering the women in her community by offering them a dignifying job through the use of their skills.
During my trip to Peru I come across a wonderful concept store L’ Atelier Café-Concept in Cusco full of beautifully designed Peruvian artisan products. My husband really liked the graphic t-shirts of a lion wearing a peruvian hat, after some research we ended up meeting with Joy, the founder of the Ikarus brand.
At the beginning of the week I shared with you my experience on Machu Picchu, but that wasn’t all I did in Peru. Peru is a country with an extreme landscape, which includes the Andes mountains and the Amazon forest. This makes me think that the Peruvian people dress in such a colorful way to compensate for such hard living conditions. Whatever the reason might be, the colorful fabrics make walking through the local markets and shops candy for the eyes!
I am sure that at this point you are all pretty aware of how much I love swapping parties! They have all the ingredients needed, you get “new” clothes while being environmental and social… But the downside of it is that your options are limited to the style and size of your friends or friends of friends! But Nicole and Edward Robertson, a couple in life and business, decided to launch the Swap Society. An LA-based website where you can swap your clothes with people from all around the country!!