The sustainable way of shopping

One of my largest issues, is that even though I really want to live with less and consume less clothes, I sometimes really get the urge to go shopping. (And do you know the feeling having a filled closet, but still feel like nothing to wear? I do.) Because of these controversies, I have for a while now wanted to try out a sharing closet concept called The Organic Club. It is a concept that have emerged both at Vesterbro and Nørrebro, Copenhagen. The way it works, is that you pay a very modest amount as a subscription fee on 100 kr and then you can hand in clothes you don’t use anymore (in good condition), and they become points, and then you can used the points to shop “new” items. 

Once in awhile I have items I don’t want to keep, and until now I have sold them at Tradono, or handed it to charity (which can lead to other environmental problems, ill get back to)  – with a membership in the Organic club I can instead use it as a value, while I feel like shopping, and the clothes can be directly reused. A month ago I therefore decided to try to clean out my closet and collect some stuff I could hand in, I have had two blazers which haven’t fit for such a long time because, what if… but now was the time to swap items I couldn’t fit, to something I could!It was really easy, I went down with my clothes, got signed up at it turned out I got 465 points from two blazers, a shirt, a sweater a top and a dress. I didn’t have the time to look into the other stuff in the store at that time, but a couple of days later, when I went by the store, I noticed my clothes was hanging outside. I was so exited and went in. I decided to look through the clothes and I found some really nice items. The best thing about the “shopping Experience” was that I felt I could go a little more crazy – because if I ended up not wearing it – I could hand it in again :) I shopped for 265 point and got a pair of trousers, 2 nice shirts and a t shirt. It was an amazing feeling – it “satisfied” the urge to go shop, and I was so happy about my new items which I have been wearing since :)

Look out for my blogposts for future swappings

   

I found beautiful items

 

My two blazers was hanging outside – ready for a new owner!

 

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Dorte Mindegaard

Dorte has a deep interest in contributing to a sustainable transition of the society and also of the fashion industry. Every link of the production chain of clothes has a severe bad impact on human and the environment, which Dorte believes could be reduced by legislation, consumer mentality change and awareness. She studied an engineering master in Sustainable Design at Aalborg University in Copenhagen and has part of that been in Australia at James Cook University to specialize further in sustainable transition. //  CONTACT: dortemindegaard@gmail.com

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