For the last 2 weeks I have been working on so many small projects. I finished some things I had been working on for a while now and I started some new projects. I fininally finished my second handspun sweater!
One of my projects was really exiting for myself since it required 2 sorts of handcrafts that I don’t have a lot of experience with. I bought this skirt of the fairfashion brand Komodo at a lovely store called Kuyichi and friends in Den Bosch and was directly in love with it! I loved it so much that as soon as I got home I got out our sewing machine, traced the pattern on our linen fabric and made myself a second one. Next day I had a very long, silent day at work and I did some crewel embroidery on it. I absolutely LOVE the end result. If it wasn’t in the laundry right now I would’ve had better pictures but you get the idea! – Besides I just had to wear it right away.
Lots of people find it difficult to buy clothes that are affordable and eco-friendly. Also lots of people just don’t know where to look for fair clothes. But slowly there are more shops coming in the Netherlands that sell these green brands! Komodo is one of my favorite brands because the clothes are simplistic but still unique, which I absolutely love. The skirt I bought has beautifull details on the pockets.
But 95 euros for a single skirt is still a lot, especially when you’re still a student and don’t have a job.
My main way of going around this is saving up, buying less and taking good care of my clothes. Of course if you make clothes yourself you can also save a lot of money. While the skirt from komodo has cost me 95,- (it had some discount to be honest so more around 75,-) the second one I made myself has cost me about 35,- of materials in pure Belgium linen plus one 24 meter skein embroidery yarn. And tracing one of your own clothes, which you know is perfectly fitting, is not that difficult to learn and doesn’t have to take a lot of time!