Sustainable Brand: Po-Zu

Fast fashion doesn’t only affect the clothing industry, but the accessories and footwear industry as well. Mass-production eats up resources and sends an average of three pairs of shoes per person to landfill every year. The quest for cheaper and faster production has encouraged the exploitation of workers through long hours, low payments and dangerous working conditions.

Luckily, there are some ethical footwear brands that are busy changing this situation. One of them is called Po-Zu. To them, the worker’s rights are very important. The shoes are made in factories where they are committed to the highest standards of ethical manufacturing, they have a strict non-toxic policy, and they recycle nearly all their waste products, including fabric off-cuts and water.

The materials of their shoes come from naturally renewable sources and are responsibly harvested. They don’t contain pesticides, bleaches or toxic dyes and are locally sourced wherever possible.

On these series of pictures, I am wearing the ‘low cut vegan lace-up’ shoes. They are made from organic cotton and fair trade rubber. The pictures were made in Amersfoort by photographer Marisa Elisa Photography.

Fair trade rubber shoesPo Zu shoesOrganic cotton canvas shoesEthically made shoes

What I´m wearing:
Shirt // Organic Basics Use this code to get 20% discount: OBxsimmonds20 Shop here
Leggings // Stronger
Jacket // Second-hand
Shoes // Po-Zu

With Love,
Alisson

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Thrifting Lover

 

I love to go thrifting because I never know what I might find. It is always an adventure. This time I found this amazing red, black and golden blazer/jacket. Normally I wouldn’t buy these kind of items, out of fear, not daring to wear it. But as soon as I saw it in the charity shop I fell in love with it and decided to give it a try. This jacket even reminded me of a ‘Michael Jackson kind of style’. I took it home and realized that it would be easier to combine it than I thought. I can wear it with a t-shirt, a blouse or a tank top. Going to secondhand shops is a good thing to help you to get out of your fashion comfort zone. Give it a try and show me your finds 😉

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Picture by Marisa Elisa

Secondhand outfit of the day

I am wearing:

Blouse // size XS // Karl Lagerfeld // from Terre des Hommes in Amersfoort
Blazer // size 36 // Mango // from “De kringloop” in Amersfoort
Jeans // size 27 // Citizens of Humanity // bought online at The Next Closet
Boots // size 38 // Hugo Boss // bought online at The Next Closet

Do you like my clothes and want to buy an item? Send me a message on Instagram.

With Love,

Alisson

Vintage And Gold

 

 

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1-dsc_2433“Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.” – Whoopi Goldberg

Second hand outfit of the day
I am wearing:

Blouse // size S// Vintage // found in the charity shop “De kringloop” in Amersfoort
Jacket // size L // Vintage // found in the charity shop “De kringloop” in Amersfoort
Skirt // size S // Vintage // found it in the 2hand shop “Kleidermarkt Garage” in Berlin
Shoes // size 38 // Graceland // got from my friend and photographer Marisa

Do you like my clothes and want to buy an item? Send me a message here.

Photography by Marisa Elisa

Sustainable Brand: The Next Closet

 

 

 

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“A lady knows when it’s time to say goodbye” – The Next Closet

Second hand outfit of the day
I am wearing:

Blazer // size M // Six Ames // via The Next Closet
Jeans // Citizens of Humanity // via The Next Closet
Boots // size 38 // Hugo Boss // via The Next Closet
Bag // via Baggin’You

Do you like my clothes and want to buy an item? Send me a message here.

Photography by Marisa Elisa

The Next Closet

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Secondhand is stylish? Y E S ! It is and I help you find nice preowned items.

Second hand outfit of the day
I am wearing:

Top // size S // H&M // used to be from my dutch sister Corine
Skirt // size S // H&M // used to be from a friend
Boots // size 38 // Stephane Kelian // via The Next Closet
Vintage bag // found in the charity shop “De kringloop”

Photography by Marisa Elisa Photography

Pink Outfit Ideas

When I was a teenager, pink was my favorite color. Soon enough I stopped wearing it because it made me look young and childish. Neither I had confidence enough to wear it anymore. Until a couple of years ago when I started caring less about what people think of me, now I feel good enough to wear pink again.

Since I started selling secondhand clothes, my friends have been very kind to me and started saving clothes. This outfit I have thanks to my dearest friend Laura. The last September when I went to Berlin to visit Lali, she gave me a bag full of trash. Though to me it was a bag full of treasure! The top and the bag are one of these treasures. The white destroyed jeans I found in the ‘kringloop’ and the golden shoes I bought in the flee market at Lieve Vrouwekerkhof in Amersfoort.

“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.” – Alicia Keys

Second-hand outfit of the day

I am wearing:

Top // size XS // H&M // got from my friend Laura
Pants // size 36 // Bershka // found in the charity shop “De kringloop” in Amersfoort
Shoes // size 37 // Manfield // bought them in the Saturdays flea market in Amersfoort
Bag // Steve Madden // got from my friend Laura

With love,

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Dare To Wear

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Yellow is a complicated color. It is bright, shiny and makes my skin glow. Wait, that sounds good actually! Why I never wear it then? Well, it takes a lot of confidence to wear this color. I had to get out of my comfort zone when I found this yellow jacket in the charity shop called “De Kringloop” in Amersfoort. I tried the jacket on and I instantly liked it. When I got home I started making outfits with it. I found out that you can easily combine the jacket with any kind of jeans and a basic top. This is one of the combinations I put together.

 

 

The light jeans I bought in a summer street market at the Albert Cuijpstraat in Amersfoort. The shoes I bought more than five years ago when I still lived in Cologne. These days I was still a victim of fast fashion. I bought them because they were on discount for 15€ at the Zara and since then I only wore them once! (Shame on me… I know…) 

“The best way to look stylish on a budget is to try second-hand, bargain hunting, and vintage.”-Orlando Bloom

I am wearing:

Jacket // size S // H&M // found in the charity shop “De kringloop”
Jeans // size 27 // Costes // found in the Albert Cuypstraat´s yearly market in Amersfoort
Shoes // size 38 // Zara // bought them 5 years ago in Cologne (not secondhand)

With love,

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