The presentation of Globe Hope was interesting. It is still the best known company that makes sustainable clothes in Finland though many other actors have entered the field in resent years. There must be many reasons for this; right timing, strong founder/leader, right kind of exposure in public, right partners etc. Also the use of materials such as army textiles have boosted the image of the company in this country that admires order and discipline.
But others are following. One example that I heard about couple of months ago is Remake. It is a sewing workshop that renew old clothes and also make new ones from waste textiles. A customer can go to the shop with some old clothes and they will either update the clothes or make something totally different from the them. I like the idea.
Actually I spent my Easter holidays updating my wardrobe. Now when spring is here and the sun is shining all the nice spring clothes and colors drag me to the shops. But this time I resisted the temptation and took another look at the clothes I have not used in years. With few new seams and some accessorizing they became better then new and just in trend. That’s my way of reusing and reducing waste. I only hope there were more space to store my treasures when they are not in every day use :).