1. What is a clothing library?
At a traditional library you can borrow a certain number of books for a specified period of time so long as you are a member of the library. At a clothes library you borrow clothing items.
Every item in our inventory goes through a professional cleaning and restoration treatment after each use
2. Why borrow when you can buy?
Our children outgrow their clothes at an economically and environmentally inefficient rate as the limted lifespan of a child’s garment by definition turns it into waste regardless its perfect condition, unless it is reused by another child. In economics, this is called the take-make-waste model. At Mamitou Clothing Library you can select the items you want to borrow, use them as much as you desire and when your child has grown out of them, or when you want something new-or simply just because you now can!-swap them for a size up or with completely new styles while keeping up with the changes in the seasons. Now this is called the circular economy model. Its principles are founded in sustaibablity, community collaboration and innovation. It is good for you and good for our plant and the overall country economics.
3. What can I borrow?
Among the things you can borrow from mamitou are bodies, pants, shirts, dresses, jackets, shoes, booties, socks, hats, gloves, pyjamas and much more. We even have teddy bears, sleeping bags, bunad dresses, children’s sports equipment and baby blankets. You want something that we don’t currently have? Send us a link and we will happily buy it for you so that you can happily borrow it from us 🙂
We started as a clothing library but our customers asked for more options and we said yes!
No kids? Gift someone you love!
Introduce them to sustaibable fashion and not only are they going to love you, but our plant will too! Most people are reluctant to try something new but research shows that once they do and like it, there’s no turning back. Open the door to a family into their child’s sustainable future.