Vintage for a Cause is a non-profit created by Helena Antónia, the daughter of a seamstress in Portugal, who grew up wearing upcycled clothes. This shaped her view of fashion and helped her form a connection with the people who create her clothes.
“Vintage’s mission is to make affordable, ethical, sustainable, and timeless clothing. We want to create high-quality clothes that feels antique and unique, and that permeates the full form of time, while resisting and maintaining its identity. We want you to feel special by recreating iconic styles that make you stand out in the crowd! Our design process starts with the selection of rescued deadstock fabrics, and with us thinking about what people want to wear.”
What are the circular components of Vintage for a Cause and why we do love them?
The brand was born with these principles:
Reusing dead stock or vintage
Vintage for a Cause also offers repair services, with their workshops, up-cycling guide, and a 15% discount for every return at the life-ending cycle of their product.
Their production process is transparent, tracking the fabric origins, the designer, the person who made the clothes, and the estimated eco savings.