Come to Szputnyik and browse the carefully selected autumn collection, where you can bag yourself a wide range of high-quality, unique clothes!
Vintage fashion - goodbye ecological footprint!
Why is it better to buy vintage clothes? There are a thousand and one reasons why. But the main reason is that they are sustainable. So you can dive into the fashion treasure trove without guilt, and browse through the most exciting pieces.
Szputnyik's new collection is a veritable cavalcade of autumnal colours, where you can embrace the atmosphere of leaves and landscape. These colours mix with ethno-inspired patterns and exciting fabrics to brighten up the chill of the shortening days.
But why is it worth choosing second-hand clothes instead of the crowded shelves of fast fashion stores?
The way the fashion industry works today is not sustainable at all. It emits a lot of pollutants and uses a lot of drinking water. By some estimates, fast fashion is responsible for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions. It is the second most polluting industry in the world after the oil trade and emits around 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.
It takes 2,700 litres of water to produce a brand new cotton T-shirt. That's enough drinking water for an adult human being for more than two and a half years. Most people don't realise how long it takes to make a new T-shirt, which can be a 100-step process. This includes the constant spraying of genetically modified cotton fields that grow all the time, but also the labour of workers in developing countries for starvation wages. These are all very unsustainable, and fast fashion builds on them.
But there are always other options.
Ethical fashion brands and sustainable fashion are a much better option. Here you can trace where the product comes from. They make good quality, timeless pieces under good working conditions. Second-hand clothes are an equally good alternative, as they no longer produce extra waste for an already depleted planet.
We can already do a lot to avoid ecological disaster by reusing the clothes that others throw away. This way, the clothes we have already produced and the huge amount of raw materials used are not wasted, but start a new life with someone else, for whom it is a new garment with new possibilities.
That's why a vintage dress is a good choice! It's a great way to make your style super unique without having to feel guilty, and to save clothes that are old but still in perfect condition. You'll be doing your bit to reduce climate catastrophe and you'll even get a good point from the Earth!