We now live in a time where new trends are constantly changing, but what happens to all those clothes that are no longer worn because they aren’t trendy anymore? Fast fashion prevents us from enjoying classic pieces. Even though we now have many environmentally aware individuals who produce and sell sustainable and ethical clothing, we often seem to forget about the vintage items that would help serve the same cause. Shopping vintage fashion isn’t just buying second hand; it creates an impact on the environment that will help increase the lifespan of clothes which in turn contributes to slowing down fashion.
Being mindful of the things you purchase help with reducing unnecessary expenditure. So, shopping vintage is a greater alternative, especially when you are trying to find your own style. The great part about Vintage clothing is the fact that it’s usually 60 or 70 years old which means that it would never feel like last season’s fashion, but it would feel like your own unique style that stands apart from the rest. Picking vintage clothing from different time periods ensures one of a kind looks that are fashionable all while being environmentally conscious.
There are a number of reasons why we should have at least one vintage item in our wardrobe;
Firstly, we have to consider the fact that it will most probably be one of a kind and not a lot of people would have the same piece, this adds to the personality of your style.
Secondly, if that vintage item is still functional you know that it’s made of Quality material. It would probably last for many years to come.
Lastly, as fashion from the 60’s and 70’s is back you’ll end up spending less on vintage pieces and help the environment prosper. Did you know that you need 2,700 liters to produce the cotton needed to make a single t-shirt?
Apart from vintage clothing there are other items that not only complete your wardrobe but add a touch of fascination to your personality. Vintage cameras are an amazing addition to a vintage wardrobe, every picture will come with a touch of the 1920’s or even the 1980’s. From Polaroids to old school video cameras to collector’s items’, RETOLD’s collection brings pieces from different time periods all around the world.
RETOLD is a place of vintage findings. These vintage pieces are not collected from thrift shops but are collected from people who enlighten us with the stories of each piece and when they were bought.
It is our job to find these vintage pieces a new house where they can continue their legacy.
Remember, Sustainability starts with you
and you should start with RETOLD.