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Conscious Fashion: Kleiderei

August 2, 2016

Today i want to share with you something that i have tried out and i must say i am loving it, so far. It is not about food but it is about fashion.

I few weeks ago i signed myself up for Kleiderei. This is a magical idea that was brought to life by two super women Thekla Wilkening und Pola Fendel from Hamburg. Kleiderei is a platform where you can borrow 4 pieces of clothing and even accessories, at a flat rate price of 34 Euros a month. Its like a never ending wardrobe! Monthly you receive a new packet, once you have returned the previous items that you borrowed. The rate includes the shipping costs, and i must say that it is quiet a fair price. I mean if you think about it how much money do we waste on clothes and items that we may only wear once and then toss in some container around the corner.

The clothes from Kleiderei are made up of clothes from young local designers, vintage items and items that you yourself have sent to kleiderei that may not be for you but could be something for someone else. “Another girls trash is another girls treasure”.

I joined Kleiderei even before i had watched the documentary the true cost. Which i can only recommend everybody to watch. I mean i was never someone that went to Primark and didn’t question the price, however i learnt so much from this documentary about the fashion industry and how fast fashion is having a drastic impact on our environment.

Anyway the first box that i received from Kleiderei was a curated surprise package. This means that i answered a questionaire and gave my measurements and then Poala selected some pieces that she thought would suit me according to my answers and requests. I have always been someone that loves surprises (in boxes and envelopes) and since i am still searching for my style this was a great option for me. Below are images of the 4 items that i got 🙂

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All in all i loved all the pieces that i got.

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I received a lovely postcard and also got a magazine and a brochure with more information about what happens to the clothes that i send to them.

I can say that i loved all the pieces that i got except of one skirt that was very loose and wasn’t really something that i would wear. However all in all i can only recommend it. If you are looking for an alternative and are tired of being overwhelmed by your wardrobe, i can only urge you to try Kleiderei. It is a real wonderful concept and the website and processing also was easy and fun.

Please note that i am not getting paid for this, i am just sharing something that has helped me find a solution to my problem. I was at conflict with trying to dress fashionably and  not owning too much, and not supporting a big cooperation that sucks the living life out of people and nature.  So yes,  Kleiderei is that solution for me.

Links:

Kleiderei: https://kleiderei.com/ -sadly the website is only available in german.

The true cost documentary: http://truecostmovie.com/

 

 

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