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Sustainable Goth Fashion Haul

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?


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  1. Mutant Stomp
    December 23, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    It’s a lot more “consumer” now than it was for sure, mostly because how easy it is to order things online. It’s also never sustainable to order online–unless it’s coming by solar-powered drone, shipping won’t be green. I like watching haul videos in secret and shame like a consumerism snuff film lol, but yeah, there’s nothing sustainable about it. And the idea of buying a goth wardrobe in bulk in a haul (which before the internet was a soul-searching, identity-building journey that took you to a lot of patchouli-smelling places) is antithetical to what “dressing goth” was about (before the days of the internet). I’m sure that journey is still taking place today somehow–I don’t know how, but it’s definitely different than what I did. I both miss those days and don’t equally. haha people definitely dress better today, for sure. When you had to make do with what you had and didn’t have a bunch of “lookbooks” you sometimes made up some wacky ideas.

    • December 27, 2018 / 6:30 am

      Oh man, the days of awkwardly DIY-ing the best I could as a 16 year old babybat with a disapproving mother… Awkward, but actually kind of fun! I’d love to see us come back to those roots a bit as a culture. Just being able to grab any ol’ thing online, only to show up at the club and there are 3 other people in the same item… Well, it kind of defeats the point, doesn’t it?

  2. March 22, 2019 / 11:25 pm

    “It was a place for poorer people to celebrate their worth.” I LOVE this especially. I don’t know why I didn’t comment on this post before. Your video is super helpful. I’ve never used Depop or Poshmark, but I might have to sign up. My husband has such a hard time finding clothes that fit him. He’s been wanting some clothes he can wear out to a show or a club night, so something like Depop or Poshmark might work well for him.

  3. Kylie
    April 17, 2019 / 11:59 am

    I wouldn’t classify myself as goth per se but wear a lot of black and have been researching sustainability for a while. This is the first resource that has directed me to places with my style and size (plus size can be hard to find), thank you!

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