Thrifty Of The Week #1: @caroschaeffler

Tell us your name, age, where you're from and describe yourself in one sentence. My Name is Caroline, I’m 20 years old and I was born and raised in Bonn. I’m currently working and studying in Munich tho.

Who’s your role model? And why? Super cliché, but my mom. She is literally the nicest human being on earth and the way she treats others inspires me to be kind every day.

What’s the dumbest thing you believed in as a child? I had a really realistic dream of me flying around our house once. I thought I was able to fly for such a long time and was honestly surprised no one believed me.

What are your favourite sustainable brands? I love the idea of reusing clothing items that were already produced so second hand shops are my favorite solution if you are looking for a sustainable place to shop at. To me the feeling of giving clothes a second live is always more rewarding than just buying new stuff.

What is your opinion on fast fashion? I would be lying if I told you I never shop at fast fashion shops. Sometimes It’s just the quickest and cheapest option. But nowadays I am aware of the fact that we live in a world which has given us the wrong idea of how much things (clothing in this case) should cost. Vintage shops are always my first choice and I am trining to worship clothing more and to just buy less that lasts longer.

What comes to your mind when you hear the word individuality? Being true to who you are and embrace every aspect of yourself that makes you different from others.

Has social media given you more confidence in expressing yourself? YES! There are so many people out there who inspire me to be more confident and embrace myself.

Tell us one good thing someone did for you that brought a smile to your face. I came to visit my parent today and when I opened the fridge I noticed it was full of vegan treats and pickles lol. My mom knew I was coming to visit so she bought all the stuff she knows I like so much. The fact that she remembers all of my favorite snacks even though I’m not at my parents place often makes me smile.

 

@caroschaeffler

 

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.

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