The Clothing Club - What is it?
The Clothing Club is a movement to re-organize our relationship to clothing in Aarhus. We believe that we need to change the way we consume material things because of the overconsumption of the earths resources and the environmental issues it causes threatening the ecosystems in the world today.
What would happen if we started sharing all the clothing we only use a couple of times a year? Then we could use all the money we save form buying a lot of low quality clothing to save up to invest in high quality clothing from brands that can assure us that all the people working in their production has a good wage and a safe working environment.
We are a club that gives our members access to a curated collection of clothing that is shared with all the members. Here you can meet and connect with new people and get inspired by their stories and their ways of styling the clothing in the shared wardrobe. You are always welcome even if you are not a member. You don't have to bring your own clothing, but we are always happy for donations!
You find The Clothing Club at Jægergårdsgade 156 P, opening hours can vary so write us a message if you want to come by.
Tell me more
If we look at the fashion industry, there is a lot that needs to change if we want to support a thriving world. If the global population rises as expected to 8.5 billion people by 2030, the overall apparel consumption will rise by 63%, from 62 million tons today to 102 million tons in 2030. With our natural resources already being heavily over consumed, that's a future scenario we don't want to see. Especially if the way clothing is produced stays the same.
2013 the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed and 1134 people died. Another 2500 got injured. The cracks in the building was discovered the day before the accident but the owner ignored the warnings and ordered the garment workers to return to work the next day. There are many examples that proofs that money is more important than human lives in the commercial fashion industry.
The best solution to these problems right now are to share more and buy less new clothing to send a message to the big players in the fashion industry that we want change. And when you do buy, make sure it's something you will use a lot and that comes from a brand that is transparent about their production and who made their clothing.
How do I become a member?
Contact Saskia on firstname.lastname@example.org