sustainability and responsibility

our mission

Yesterday's Pieces for a Better Tomorrow

The destruction of our planet and social inequality are a thing of the past. So that the fashion industry also recognizes this and finally rethinks it, we have to set a good example. With Zeitgeist Vintage we want to stand as an example for sustainable entrepreneurship. Our vision is a responsible fashion world where we can buy clothes without a guilty conscience. That's why we work according to social and environmentally conscious principles and disclose them transparently.

Vintage & second hand clothing

Our actions are based on a simple assumption: clothes don't have to be bought new to be fun. With second-hand and vintage fashion, we make a sustainable contribution together, because: every piece of clothing that we offer does not have to be produced anew. In this way we save valuable resources in production and break the vicious cycle of the fast fashion industry.

Im Hintergrund ist ein Wasserfall. Im Vordergrund steht rechts ein Mann auf einem Felsen.

water

2700 liters of water fill about 20 bathtubs. This unimaginable amount of water is used in the production of a cotton T-shirt. With a pair of jeans it is even 10,000 liters. Most of the water consumed is used to grow cotton and dye clothes.

CO2

A new cotton T-shirt causes about 3kg of CO2 in production. With clothing made of synthetic fibers, this value can even be greatly exceeded. Significant amounts of Co2 are also generated during transport from the country of manufacture.

Ein riesiger Baukrane steht in einer Braunkohlegrube.
Mittig ist ein "Climate Justice Now" Schild in Grün. Im Vordergrund stehen Menschen bei einer Demonstration.

future

Overall, more than three percent of private environmental impacts in Germany are caused by clothing. In 2015 alone, the fashion industry used 79 billion cubic meters of water - enough to fill 32 million swimming pools. This number is expected to increase by 50% by 2030. With second-hand fashion, we can counteract this process and, last but not least, set an example for a cleaner future.

Packing & Shipping

Shipping as many goods as possible in the most economical and environmentally friendly way is our top shipping priority. Our packaging is particularly important because it has to be recycled and, above all, recyclable.

100% recycled mailers

Our envelopes are made from 100% recycled paper and are therefore FSC-certified (FSC® -C105659). By using paper bags instead of boxes, we save valuable material and volume when shipping. We also refrain from printing the bags in favor of recyclability.

DHL GoGreen

All our orders are shipped with DHL GoGreen. DHL's GoGreen program keeps transport-related CO2 emissions as low as possible and, if necessary, offsets them. All our orders are shipped completely climate-neutral.

Ein rot-gelber DhL zug fährt auf Schienen