Vintage Spirit is our clothing brand and home of the first upcycled hot water bottle belt and of our XL scrunchies . However, it all started very differently, namely with a love for the original 1990s training jacket!
That's right! I mean the colorful sports jacket from Adidas or Nike, which simply looks old-fashioned on your grandfather, but totally stylish on youngsters like you. In 2018, my sister Lea and I sold such jackets in our parents' second hand shop. One jacket became 10 and 10 became 100 and before we knew it, we had set up our own vintage departments and our own online shop in over 10 different second hand shops.
At the same time, however, my sister had also completed her training as a fashion designer and brought a huge passion for sewing to our project. So it happened that we opened our own small sewing workshop (and that in Germany!!), although sewing workshops have been becoming increasingly rare and have been closing for years... But we wanted to bring the art of sewing back to Germany and therefore also made upcycling clothes and upcycled accessories sewn by ourselves from 2019 on.
We have always loved to create something beautiful out of nothing and to awaken feelings in people with simple sewing skills. When we started making upcycled accessories, we were able to do exactly what we love, giving a second life to used or dead textiles.Life is too short not to follow your dreams just because you are afraid of not being good enough. We firmly believe that there is nothing you can't achieve if you consistently follow your passion and put in the effort. Everyone and everything has a spirit of their own, and that doesn't just apply to our hair ties or our hot water bottle belts, but also to life. So don't be afraid to live it! Because everyone is born to find their own Vintage Spirit.