The 1975 take a step into sustainable fashion as they repurpose old merch

Aug 18, 2019 21:03


This is great. Well played @Truman_Black @the1975 https://t.co/x0gYIuimoA
- NME (@NME) August 18, 2019
-Using unsold merch that dates back to 2013, The 1975 are printing over those shirts with neon yellow/green ink to advertise their latest album, 'Notes On A Conditional Form ( Read more... )

music / musician (alternative and indie), fashion

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genbu_no_miko24 August 19 2019, 01:26:19 UTC
I don't much about sustainable fashion but the idea of recycling unused clothes sounds good.

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zibbydoo324 August 19 2019, 01:27:08 UTC
I really like this idea. I didn’t click to see if the shirts are ugly, but I support the idea.

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_myaugust August 19 2019, 01:48:59 UTC
That's actually super smart - I love it. Though my interest in this band has massively declined.

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phreshprince August 19 2019, 02:17:13 UTC
the last album sucked

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maidenhell August 19 2019, 14:36:07 UTC
I don't think anything will top "Somebody Else". That song was a moment.

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urfad August 19 2019, 01:50:00 UTC
That's actually a really cool idea. Good for them. I'm not a fan of theirs, but if I were, I'd be psyched because getting my own shirt printed specially would make it that much more personal.

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godramaclub August 19 2019, 07:26:29 UTC
yeah and you can bring the exact colour and fit that you like instead of those standard sizes you get with merch that never quite fit right because you can't try them on.

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aria_grace August 19 2019, 01:50:41 UTC
Seems like a neat concept and it’s rooted in good things so.. yay!

The sheer volume of clothing in this world is overwhelming. Like just scrolling through ThredUp or Poshmark sometimes makes me sick about how much is out there. He is right that it is unsustainable

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bruxelles August 19 2019, 02:09:06 UTC
I always think about that in thrift stores, like everyone is just discarding perfectly good clothes and what we see is only a tiny tiny percent of that, and unfortunately a good chunk of it doesn't end up in someone else's closet.

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sadteenager August 19 2019, 04:03:55 UTC
but better to donate to goodwill than toss it out. Any time I need new clothes, I try to make thrift shops the first place I hit up. I don't like to buy new if I don't have to. I live in a tiny college town and I've had incredible luck finding stuff for work, special occasions, etc. just by hitting up the two local goodwills. People just can't or don't take the time to search. Of course, it would also be nice if workplaces, etc. didn't have such strict dress codes which often require people to buy new clothes (esp. if they need uncommon sizing.)

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bruxelles August 19 2019, 04:20:09 UTC
yeah but a lot of stuff donated to thrift stores doesn't get sold and ends up in the landfill anyway. donating is obviously better than just throwing it out right away but that doesn't redeem the fact that people are incredibly wasteful with their shopping habits. I thrift all the time and the amount of fast fashion/mall brands I see in new or barely worn condition is tragic.

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