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I-did Slow Fashion: Helping to close the cycle while serving a social purpose!

Mireille Geijsen was inspired nearly 10 years ago to found I-Did Slow Fashion (run today with Michiel Dekkers and a dedicated team), a social enterprise that really does something about textile waste in The Netherlands. By means of a circular business model (in contrast with the linear “take- make- consume-dispose”-model), used/ unsold textile is processed Continue reading

Meet Pepijn
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Treating the earth with respect!

Corporate scandals have pressed organisations into adopting ‘greener’ and more ‘sustainable’ business practices, taking care of our natural resources and thus treating the earth with respect. But what about our individual efforts? In this post, I’m sharing with you one the models I’ve encountered along the way here in Holland. I hope to inspire mostly … Continue reading

Showing my circular Bag
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Someone else’s clothes= my circular bag

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the #fashionrevolution event, where we ask brands to tell us #whomademyclothes.

There, I bought my first Circular Bag!

Stay tuned for my next post!!… Continue reading

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Asking Mango: #Whomademyclothes

Yesterday I visited the #FashionRevolution event in Amsterdam. It as a nice event with a clothes library, a circular workshop stand and  some more. So I’m asking Mango, my jacket’s brand via www.fashionrevolution.org:

Dear Mango,

My name is Esther. I would like to thank the people who made my jacket. Who made it?… Continue reading

Levi's, Who made my jeans?!
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Do you know who made your clothes?

Who made the clothes I’m wearing today? I really have no idea. The choice of where to buy my clothes changed dramatically after one day in church, I saw a girl wearing the exact same flowery orange skirt with an orange belt I had bought earlier that week, at a franchised international fashion store. Not … Continue reading