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Kleding en verhalen ruilen in de pop-up ‘community closet’ van Darpdecade

Op 15 maart lanceert de awardwinnende, Groningse start-up Darpdecade een pop-up ‘community closet’, waar je een ongedragen kledingstuk of miskoop kunt ruilen voor een leuk mode-item van een ander. Niet geld, maar het verhaal achter je meegebrachte kleding is hierbij het ‘betaalmiddel’. Iedereen staat wel eens voor een uitpuilende klerenkast met de gedachte dat je […]

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Recycling Clothes: The Facts

Often we hear that recycling clothes is good for the environment but what impact does it actually have? Lexa W. Lee at Deman Media explains… “Recycling unwanted clothing reduces landfill waste as well as the amount of resources needed to produce new clothing. It also lessens the waste produced by the manufacturing process — clothing […]

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Darp Swap Shop coming up!

Darpdecade will be hosting an awesome swap shop on the 26th of March in Maastricht, The Netherlands! Izy, our blogger and community builder, will be hosting the event in collaboration with the local second hand market community in Maastricht called “Shop & Go Maastricht” in order to spread the awareness of giving clothes, shoes and […]

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21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

So we all have them, those gorgeous things you have worn forever and thought are forever damaged. Think again, thanks to these awesome hacks to fix your things. Thanks to these tips and tricks, brought to us by Cosmopolitan, we can have a total different perspective when snapping up secondhand too. 1. Stop your sweaters […]

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Darp Approved: Awareness Sculptures

In September 2009, Derick Melander, set out to create sculptures in New York made entirely of second hand clothing. The sculpture, Into The Fold, was made from 3,615 pounds of second-hand clothing.  It was made in 1 day with over 20 volunteers, the resulting piece was a 5 x 7 foot cube made in 4 sections. […]

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4 Reasons to buy Second Hand Clothing

The people at wizzley really sum up why we should buy second hand clothing rather than new: “Buying clothes is something we all need to do. But it’s not always as easy and cheap as we could hope. Here are some great reasons to buy second hand, thrift or pre-loved clothing. Buying a new piece […]

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DIY Time: Fabric Basket

This month is “Buy nothing new month” at Darpdecade, so some great DIY re-purpose tips and ideas will be coming your way this month to show that we don’t have to buy new and create some awesome things in the process. theredthreadblog teaches us how to crochet and create cute fabric baskets made from pieces […]

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February Challenge: Buy Nothing New

By Nothing New month is an awareness month and challenge to start making people think twice before they buy new. October is the official ‘Buy Nothing New Month’ but why can’t be do it in February? Are you in? www.buynothingnew.com explains the rules and gives suggestions specifically for Australia: “Let’s not be silly here people. […]

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Less is More: The Tiny House Movement

Thanks to the internet, more and more alternative ways of living can be discovered. The tiny house movement is one of them which we at Darpdecade having grown a fond liking to. We encourage the de-cluttering of our closets but why not make it bigger and use the same concept to clear our homes? Free […]

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Darp Approved: Farm house style dinner party

At Darpdecade we are dreaming of summer in this muggy winter and have found this cute how to post from stylemepretty.com on how to style and cook a proper farm house style dinner party. This is a tutorial to save for the summer months but we can still dream, can’t we? How to Host a […]

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