Tell us your name, age, where you’re from and describe yourself in one sentence. I am Ivan and 28 years young. I have Philippine roots and live/grew up in the beautiful V-Town/Austria. I am a very cheerful, happy person and infect people with my positive energy.
Who’s your role model? Why? My mother! She is good-natured, helpful, obliging and there for everyone. She gives her everything, just to make someone happy.
What’s the dumbest thing you believed as a child? Counter question. Why should it be dumb to believe in things as a child? In my opinion, it is important to believe in certain things as a child in order to increase the child's creativity. For example: Santa Claus, Magic or Pokémon.
Tell us your best joke. When you know me, I do not have any jokes – I am the joke – because I love to entertain you.
What are your favourite sustainable brands? When I find one, I will let you know. I just go to diverse vintage kilo sales like BeThrifty. 100% sustainable, unique and conscious fashion.
What is your opinion on fast fashion? Gives us that kick we absolutely need. For example, to reinvent yourself. Without the fast fashion, there would be no timeless and old-fashioned clothes.
What comes to your mind when you hear the word individuality? Be unique. Be yourself. No one can replace you.
Has social media given you more confidence in expressing yourself? 50 to 50. In one hand I grew and built more confidence and by the other hand I got my confidence, because of my friends and family.
Thanks to you guys we were able to recycle more than 20.000 vintage pieces over the last year, save 24 mio. liters of water and make people more aware of a sustainable alternative to the fast fashion industry! Now we want to use this platform to tell the individual stories of our unique community members. We‘d love to get your story out there for people to be inspired and to enhance conciousness.
We‘d love to hear your stories! Send us a mail or DM with the title #thriftyoftheweek for a chance to be featured.