Pre-loved clothing. Long before HOST, second hand shops and websites were a way for us to add original pieces to our wardrobe, already as teenagers. To express our style without plundering those fast fashion shops, filled with... sameness. Humdrum. For the love of reviving pieces, that are no longer useful to the previous owner. So it comes as no surprise that this always had to become a part of HOST. Even more: we believe that the most sustainable wardrobe - with zero compromises regarding your personal style and preferences - can be build by combining second hand treasures and sustainably made pieces. Let's share thoughts, shall we?
In a world where we are confronted with images of deserts filled with discarded clothes, and where an article about Nike secretly shredding 10 000's of new sneakers goes viral on social media, the question rises: where are we really at, with all those good intentions of recycling and circularity programs, promised by different big fashion brands and chains? We can not answer that for you, sadly, but we can share how we approach issues like dead stock and returned items. On a daily basis, we carefully select brands and collaborations to solve this in the most sustainable way. Amongst...
We've known CharlieMary (and especially Charlotte van Waes) for quite a few years now. At least twice a year we visit this warm and welcoming sustainable fashion agency, representing six of the most forward-thinking labels around. With their history of being creatives in fashion and the expertise in sustainability as well as circular design & production they've built over the years, it was only a matter of time before a collection of their own would see the light of day. And boy, are we happy it did.
Armedangels has a new line, taking the dying process of their garments to the next level. By using waste from agricultural and herbal industries, they are closing the loop, turning one industry's trash into their treasure. And a treasure, it truly is, cause the new Dyed by Nature colours are simply stunning!
Since a while, there's a new way of paying for your HOST purchases in the store: Bonsaiis the name of a recently developed payment app, that gives you the chance to have a positive impact on the planet. Simply by paying let's say your coffee. Cool much?