Fast fashion is one of the highest polluting industries in the world. On top of the environmental impact that production alone causes, over 26 billion pounds of clothing and textiles are thrown away and end up in landfills each year.
The truth is, we’re always going to need clothes. In fact, there’s nothing wrong with wanting cute clothes either. But, fast fashion trends are, well, fast. By the time you’ve “caught up”, the pieces you just purchased are already out of style. There are officially 52 seasons in the fashion world. That’s a new “must have” trend each week. This fuels the consumeristic cycle that they want you stuck in. Ever peak into your closet that’s full to the brim and think to yourself, “I have nothing to wear.” Yup, been there! We’ve all been there. When it comes to clothes, more doesn’t necessarily mean more options. Sometimes it just means more clutter. More stress. More decision fatigue.
At Calico and Twine, we are dedicated to no new clothes. Our carefully curated selection of clothing is secondhand and vintage only. This keeps these clothes out of landfills and gives them another chance at life. We encourage conscious consumerism rather convenient consumerism. We encourage quality over quantity. By mindfully shopping slow, simply, and sustainably, we lighten our footprint on this planet and ultimately find our own style rather than keeping up with the ever-changing trends.
We hope to inspire and help create thoughtful wardrobes. Wardrobes full of unique pieces that pair with almost anything. Pieces you find yourself returning to time and time again because of their simple beauty and natural materials. And most of all, we hope to help you bring a little simplicity back into your life.
Back in the day, things were built to last. Customers were valued and companies prided themselves in quality products.
Now a days, things are built to break, so you have to continue buying them, leading to the never ending cycle of consumerism.
Here at Calico and Twine, we curate a selection of vintage pieces that are beautiful, useful, and well made. Vintage pieces are typically made with high quality materials such as linen and 100% cotton rather than our cheap and unsustainable material choices of today, such as polyester and acrylic.
Vintage pieces can last a lifetime and are well worth the investment. Buying secondhand is one of the most sustainable choices in our consumeristic world today. Instead of sending these clothes to pollute more landfills, they are given a second chance at life.