Striped Shirt and Pencil Skirt (with ThokkThokk Fair Fashion)

I am proud to present the first (of many yet to come) fair fashion outfit with ThokkThokk.

Ever since I stopped buying clothes at stores such as H&M, Zara, and others which are exploiting their labor force and the environment, to make clothes loaded with chemicals which lasts only for like one or two seasons, I shopped second hand. I decided to shop second hand because 1. it is cheap, 2. I think it is one of the most sustainable ways of shopping – nothing new needs to be produced and yet no ressources are exploited, 3. it is fun.

However, the downside of second hand shopping is that you are still trapped in the fast fashion movement. Since the clothes are cheap, you are tempted to buy a lot. So you are tempted to buy pieces that you like for one Summer but maybe not for a second one. And hence, clothes are still being treated like food or toilet paper; you use them once and go on with a new piece the next day.

In the past few weeks I have been thinking a lot about the whole topic of decluttering, about slow fashion and about sustainability. I have soooo much to share with you on these topics and I will do – step by step 🙂

Taking one step ahead, I decided to share more fair fashion brands with you on my blog. Fair fashion in most cases is slow fashion. It is slow fashion because most fair fashion brands design timeless pieces that you can wear year after year after year. It is slow fashion because fair fashion pieces are more expensive than a piece from the sale rack at H&M so you will think more carefully about what to buy and what not to buy. And it is slow fashion in that most pieces are actually produced slower; under fair conditions, where the garment workers are allowed to take breaks and do not have to work 12 hours shifts.

The first brand I want to share with you is ThokkThokk.

 

ThokkThokk is a German brand, yet they ship FREE worldwide and have an English website so it is definetly worth having a look at their site (here). All pieces from their collections are 100% fair trade and organic. Especially when looking for a shirt with a fun print or for any basic tee, ThokkThokk is the right place to go.

Here, I am wearing this striped oversized shirt with my rather old grey pencil skirt. I have been looking for a basic tee which goes with everything and yet always looks great for quite a while now. This one here is exactly what I have been looking for. I wear it a lot with shorts and jeans, no matter if it is for visiting the garden or the city center. For the blog, I decided to dress it up a little and paired it with my pencil skirt and a necklace from my friend Lea Marie Franck (she is making super beautiful jewellery from walnut wood).

Looking at these picutres I think I need to get a haircut rather sooner than later 😀

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and I am curious to know your opinion on this look, fair fashion and slow fashion! I cannot wait to read your comments.

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  1. Shannon Jenkins
    September 9, 2016 / 1:24 am

    You look fabulous!! Loving the pencil skirt! So cute with the flats!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  2. September 9, 2016 / 5:19 am

    I applaud your smart choices! You demonstrate that we can look good while shopping right. And getting quality, timeless pieces has added benefit because they last longer. Thanks for introducing us to this brand.

  3. September 9, 2016 / 7:01 am

    This is a gorgeous look, I love these pieces! I’m heading over to check out ThokkThokk’s website right now…free shipping worldwide? How fabulous!

  4. September 9, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    You know what, today I went second-hand shopiping with my sister and I wanted to buy a pencil skirt so badly, but I didnt find anything… actually I’ve found one but it didnt fit me:P But I bought a nice blouse, jeans and another blouse. I’m starting a new job in the weekend high school for adults and I really have to buy more elegant, classy things, I want to look like a serious teacher:) Maybe I will find more things next week. But you look great and I sooo love the make up! You look really pretty and feminin. Have a lovely weekend, hugs:)))

  5. Nataly Kirei Kana
    September 9, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    I definitely want your necklace! I like such simple and cool things!
    KireiKana

  6. September 10, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    Liebe Larissa,
    es ist einfach immer wieder beeindruckend wie bewusst Du bist! Und das Label, dass Du hier in diesem Sinne vorstellst, kannte ich noch nicht, danke dafür. Das Shirt hier ist ganz sicher zeitlos und passt auch wunderbar zu dem grauen Rock, den wir beide so lieben.
    xx Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  7. September 11, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Sehr schönes Outfit, so schmale Röcke sind echt hübsch an dir!
    Im The Bowl war ich übrigens noch gar nicht, ich warte erstmal ab, bis der Hype vorbei ist. 🙂 Und wenn wir essen wollen, landen wir eigentlich immer im Let It Be!

    Liebe Grüße
    -Kati

  8. September 27, 2016 / 3:36 am

    This outfit looks great on you! I want to move towards slow fashion but it’s so tough! I look forward to your posts on this!

    Chelsea
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