Suprise! I might have fallen off the wagon a little bit but I’m still trying to do my best when it comes to sustainable style!
When I first started delving into the world of sustainable style I tried to find as many resources as I could in order to learn how I could reduce my dependance on fast fashion. But being an alternative girl interested in alternative fashion I felt a little distanced from all the Minimalist YouTubers and bloggers who often speak out about sustainable fashion.
Sustainable fashion doesn’t have to be minimal or plain, you can be a sustainable Goth!
There are sites like Depop, Ebay, Etsy that either sell second hand clothing (including the dark brands that you know and love! Or even supporting smaller Goth brands like Deandri, or delving into the Vintage sections of bigger companies like Dollskill’s vintage section.
And we can’t forget the history of the Goth Subculture and everything it has taught us.
Early goths didn’t have Goth brands to wear, Hot Topics or Dollskill. They are the people who brought these brands into the world. Now it’s our time to take their lead, use our resources and change our culture for the better. We may not be forced to thrift in the deepest darkest realms of our rural towns anymore, stitching the rips in our oversized black shirts together with safety pins anymore, but we can still learn from their experiences!
What do you think? I feel like with the rise of Goth YouTubers focused on huge Goth hauls from sites like Dollskill, have we forgotten our roots?