July 19, 2012

A bargain piece?

This skirt is another 3.50 euro bargain. It is difficult to find good value vintage pieces in Berlin. 
I bought this at HUMANA, but have recently discovered that HUMANA is a bit of a sham organisation. When buying a Humana piece of clothing the profits do not go the struggling communities. Rather the communities receive all of the left over clothes that Humana doesn't want, which is a problem in itself. These companies just dump their unwanted waste. It gets more and more difficult to try and do the right thing. 
Don't you think? 




Photos: Michael Dooney

11 comments:

  1. Love that first photo! Great look, loving your skirt and the edgy form you've styled it in! :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

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    1. Thanks! I love this skirt too! It was a good find:)

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  2. Yes, yes it does. We can think we're being eco friendly by buying old clothes, and then also wonder if we aren't taking some else's only chance at having decent clothes.

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    1. True! It all gets a bit confusing.

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  3. Great skirt, sad story. I'm really disappointed to hear that about Humana. The whole 'clothes dumping' thing is covered in Lucy Seigle's book To Die For, which is a great read if you're interested in the ethics (or lack of ethics) in the fashion industry. It is definitely getting harder to be an ethical shopper.

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    1. Cool! Thanks for the tip. I will look into it.

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  4. Lovely skirt, but really awful that Humana are just dumping the left over clothing - it's not the charity you expect is it?

    Gems x

    Australian Fashion Review Blog

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    1. Yeah, it is quite disappointing. I hope that not too many other charities do the same thing:(

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  5. Really cute, I lvoe that length, and yes, a sad story.

    / Avy
    http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



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    1. definitely a sad story:( Thanks for your feedback!

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  6. Wow that's awful, totally unlike the op shops we have in Perth. I hate to think where the funds ARE going...

    Steph xx
    lefanciulle

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