How To Create Baby’s Sustainable, Minimalist Wardrobe
Up-cycling fashion guru Christina Dean recently shared with us her secrets to achieving a more sustainable and minimalist closet. Having put her tips to work to better manage my own fashion fixation, I am now trying to apply the same minimalist principles to my baby boy’s wardrobe. The only problem is, babies tend to burst out of clothes about as quickly as you buy them. My son has grown almost four sizes since he was born and his drawers are bulging with clothes, some he’s never worn. Not only is this a waste of space and money, it’s pretty hard on the environment too (fast fashion is the second dirtiest industry in the world next to big oil).
Enter Retykle, a Hong Kong-based luxury resale e-commerce platform started by fashion forward mum, Sarah Garner.
Retykle helps parents buy designer clothing for their kiddos at a fraction of the cost. You can also sell their gently worn items on the site and make a little dough.
“You quickly realise that the speed at which kids outgrow sizes is alarming,” Garner said. “The amount of clothing required to keep up with each stage of growth is both expensive and hard on the environment. I wanted to find a way to make the purchase and sale of quality items easier and more desirable than ever before while reducing environmental impact, passing on savings and improving sustainability through the shared economy.”
I’ve spent hours browsing through the beautiful clothing on the Retykle website. Below are my top 11 pieces for baby boys. And I’ve earmarked 10 items from my baby’s closet to sell-on.
If you’re looking for baby girl clothes, writer Geneva Vanderzeil has curated a stunning collection of Retykle pieces on her blog, A Pair And A Spare.
Are your kids’ drawers spilling over? It’s time for a clear out! Pssst, Retykle ships worldwide!