During my semester in Spain, I took a class called Strategies in Fashion Communication. It was essentially a marketing class, but it made me fall in love with the fashion industry. But that love didn’t come without a price: that same semester, I probably bought an entire closet’s worth of new clothes. No kidding: an. entire. closet’s. worth.
It was only when I got back to Manila did I realize: man, I have too many clothes. And somewhere along the way I realized buying all these brand new clothes from fast fashion brands wasn’t a responsible way to live (both financially and environmentally).
I’ve been pretty low key about this part of my life, mostly because I was probably ashamed of having bought so much so irresponsibly.
But now, nearly a year later, I’m nearly at my #capsulecloset goals and it’s time for me to share the #sustainablefashion cause with you.
To date, I’ve been purging my closet, either selling, donating, or recycling but never just throwing away. One thing I can’t forget from that Fashion Marketing class was how much textile this industry uses up, and that’s not without consequence.
So I hope you do the same. Either sell, donate, or recycle your old clothes instead of tossing them into the trash.
That’s probably why it’s been nothing but a huge, huge honor to be with @carousell.ph tomorrow at their Treasure Market bazaar — because I’m sure the event will show just how amazing it is to give a second chance to secondhand.
If you’re looking for new outfits but in a sustainable (and more affordable way), please do give this event a shot! You might stumble upon priceless finds, but you definitely won’t leave without making great memories.