With three children in the house, we have a lot of clothes in constant circulation wearing, washing, drying, closet, wearing…
We use the holidays to clear out the closets of clothes they have outgrown. Some go to their younger cousin, some go to our second hand shop (Red Cross) and the rest is clothes which is completely worn out and it goes to H&M, as they give a voucher for each full plastic bag. They say it’s recycled, but I’m not quite sure if they just burn it… a danish tv programme aired last year, showed that the biggest retailers did not recycle old clothes as stated in their adds, but just burned it instead).
The youngest receives several times a year plastic bags full of clothes from some friends of ours. He also wears the clothes his older brothers cannot fit any longer. What he doesn’t wear up, is given to his cousin or the second hand shop where it’s resold. Meaning; some clothes are used by up to three or four boys before it’s finally worn out.
I tried to sell it on Facebook, but people tend to complain afterwards. When you buy used clothes, its used, so why complain that it doesn’t look new? It’s worn!
Personally I don’t spend much money on clothes. Fashion does not interest me and I’m too cheap to spend my money in the fashion boutiques. I’m neat and tidy to look at, and that must be it! (Typical engineer mindset)
The clothes are made in the same factories anyway, no matter if its a expensive label or not.
Brande is also hometown and headquarters of the international Bestseller company, which features labels such as Only, Vero Moda, Selected Femme/Homme and Jack & Jones to mention some of the biggest. So there’s always cheap clothes to buy…
The closets are cleared now, making space new. That calls for a larger shopping trip before school strays again.