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Robin Balser

Since Robin Balser exchanged a gin and tonic and his scarf for a denim jacket in a bar in Estonia, he has given fashion a second life over 100 tons (read: over 100,000 kilograms).

Enthusiastic about the exchange principle, he started a clothing library in Groningen, where individual parts could be exchanged. He organized the kilo sale together with Dominik Breu and Kim Gerlach in 2015 in a private apartment. After the huge success, further VinoKilo vintage pop-ups followed in many cities.

Consume clothes without a guilty conscience

His social business has created a smart and sustainable alternative to fast fashion. Because the clothing comes from used clothing containers, is processed by hand and finally offered at VinoKilo Events. Instead of resting unloved in wardrobes or ending up in landfills, the man from Mainz gives these items of clothing a second chance and ensures that resources are conserved and items of clothing stay in circulation for longer. Good to know: Since the launch of an online shop, Robin’s sustainable recipe for success has also worked online.