After the succesfull outfit shoot we did to show you Anneloes’ clothes, it was now my turn. We did the shoot at her house and it took a little while but then we got into the flow of being fashion photographer and model. You can be anything you want to be, right? 😉 Well at least we have a lot of fun when we show you our affordable, great vintage, secondhand, fair and sustainable clothes. Over the last few years sustainable clothing has really become a thing which is a great, because our earth needs us to be more conscious. And it does not have to be really expensive to buy an outfit that was made fair and eco friendly. Plus it’s not ‘dirty’ anymore to buy secondhand. Secondhand is cool!
In this shoot I’m mostly wearing clothes by Braintree Clothing (per February 2017 the company changed it’s name to Thought Clothing) from the United Kingdom. In May 2013 I bought my very first fair and sustainable item of clothing: a T-shirt by Armed Angels on a citytrip to Dresden. A month later my mom and I went to Londen to stay with my brother (who lived there back then) for a couple of nights. That’s when I first found out about Braintree, when we walked past the store in Camden Lock and took a look at the clothes. I had never heared of the brand back then but both me and my mom left with a bag filled with some clothes (me a cardy and a shirt with 3/4th sleeves).
They also sold really great socks but I did not dare to buy them because they were a size 4-7 only and I have a shoe size 8 (I’m about 6″ tall). I was afraid they would not fit. A year later I bought a pair anyway and they fit perfectly well. I now have 4 pairs of their lovely socks. Last winter I bought the dress I’m wearing in the pictures, at Zich Zach in Groningen. I also bought a mint green legging which is amazingly soft. My mom was with me that day and she bought a long striped cardigan and a long sleeve. As you can see it’s a brand suitable for all ages. The longsleeve I’m wearing underneath the dress, I bought at Van Nature in Nijmegen. I also have it in a dusty pink.
What am I wearing?
– dress BrainTree/ Thought Clothing winter collection 2015/2016
– blue longsleeve Braintree/ Thought Clothing winter collection 2015/2016
– legging, probably from HEMA, not fair and sustainable unfortunately
– socks (not visible) Braintree / Thought Clothing
– vintage boots from what used to be Mona Lisa in Groningen (now Vintage Loods 7)
– both rings I inhereted from my grandma, the chain was also from my grandma. The blue stone pendant was from my great aunt and I bought the cross pendant a long time ago in Seville Spain. Earrings and watch (Breil) both gifts from my parents.
Anneloes showed you her clothes from British brand Nomads Clothing in the first episode of Outfit of the day. Today it’s all about Braintree/ Thought Clothing, also from the UK. What is your favourite fair and sustainable brand?