The issue of textile waste: the HOST-approach

The issue of textile waste: the HOST-approach

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...

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CharlieMary: a circular fashion brand that goes the extra mile

CharlieMary: a circular fashion brand that goes the extra mile

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.

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Beetroot on my boilersuit? Yes please!

Beetroot on my boilersuit? Yes please!

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!

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Bonsai - the app that plants trees

Bonsai - the app that plants trees

Since a while, there's a new way of paying for your HOST purchases in the store: Bonsai is 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?

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Cookies against food waste!

Cookies against food waste!

Since a few weeks, we teamed up with Posthof, to provide the sweet extra with your coffee.  They invested in a machine that grinds bread surpluses, to re-create flour and make delicious new things.  The 'Breadwinner': a  circular initiative we like very much!

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