De Kledingbibliotheek looks like a clothing shop but works like a library. You borrow, you wear (for four weeks,) you return, repeat; eliminating a hefty amount of wastage and avoiding blowing your student loan in one week. There are multiple ways to contribute to the crowd-funded project via their reward-based donation system, which is inclusive of several months of free membership through to private up-cycling workshops for you and your friends.
On top of an extensive and diverse collection for young women of all shapes and sizes, they are also offering a platform for young designers by recruiting several, fair-trade fashion brands to put their garments on loan.
There’s no denying we are fans of this start-up. Environmentally-friendly frivolity is finally becoming available in fashion. At De Kledingbibliotheek, garments transcend their status as long-term investments and become guilt-free methods of self-expression, on borrowed time of course.