"We should pull the handbrake and use what we have. In recent years, the number of climate refugees has increased drastically due to environmental changes partly created by over consumption."
- Josefin Holmgren
The dining table that survived two world wars
There are a lot of great benefits of taking advantage of old things, says Josephine. She thinks it is incredibly exciting to dream about the garment´s, the furniture's or the gadget´s history.
- My dining table has survived two world wars and two generations. It's dizzying to think about how many conversations that’s been taking place at this table, says Josefin.
When it comes to fashion and trends, Josefin believes that there is not a single cut or design that has not already been created. Trends goes in cycles that have already existed in another decade; everything can be found second hand.
- You don´t need to have an old-fashioned style to shop second hand, many believe that a limited range makes it both difficult and boring to shop, but the truth is that the restriction arouses creativity, which makes it much more fun. Second-hand shopping is like a treasure hunt where the excitement lies in suddenly finding a unique garment or gadget. I see it as a sport, she says.