What is going on? Our planet is sick!
In North America, the average person throws away 37 kg of textiles annually which means 10 million tones of clothes reach landfills every year, 95% of which could be reused or recycled. By providing DIY upcycle tutorials and recasting previously owned items, Dibkast offers a platform to help you design the perfect wardrobe with a clear conscience and reduced carbon footprint.
Dibkast has two collections; Couture and Castoff. Upcycle hand sewing tutorials are found within our Couture collection and previously owned goodies are available within our Castoff collection. If you want help choosing which collection to explore first, you can take our Wardrobe Quiz!
Dibkast exists to help you build a capsule wardrobe of your dreams. Capsule wardrobe is a term used since the 1940's. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of essential items of clothing, designed to be worn together in harmony and never go out of style. The purpose of this type of wardrobe is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without the need to own an excessive amount of clothing. Although it's common to have20-37 items in a capsule wardrobe, mindset is more important than number restrictions! A capsule wardrobe is meant toencourage mindful consumerism choices and help you save time and money.
By mindfully retrieving, reviving and recasting items that are already in consuming circulation, Dibkast attempts to reduce the environmental cost of fashion.
Our selection of items has managed to weather the storms and landfills to find a warm home in your closet. Our shop carries exclusive castoffs, which means you only get one chance to call dibs on the styles that capture your attention.
We make the effort to collect discarded packaging from neighbouring businesses in order to minimize our ecological footprint. If you receive a package from Dibkast that’s branded by an unexpected trademark, don’t worry, they come from us! Your castoffs will finally be safe and sound, ready to rest comfortably in your closet.
To reduce textile waste and shipping emissions, Dibkast provides straightforward hand sewing tutorials to help you bring your own castoffs back to life in new beautiful forms! No sewing experience is needed to explore our designs because we walk you through every single step.
Our Couture collection offers minimal designs that can be worn in many different ways. We want to help you build your perfect minimal capsule wardrobe with our convertible clothing designs. We believe that being intentional with your fashion choices will remove the unnecessary and provide you with real value. A clean closet is a clean mind.
When you're logged into your account, all design products you've purchased from the Couture Collection will be displayed in your Couture Portfolio collection. after purchase. We understand how difficult it can be to remember how to style convertible clothing, which is why we created the Wardrobe builder to help you plan your gorgeous looks!
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Dibkast is the product of the efforts and ingenuity of an eco-conscious fashion lover/woman. We are a proud female-led business. As we work on acquiring the tools and resources that will allow us to provide prompt service, we appreciate your donations as the affirmation of your support to us, our cause, and women entrepreneurs everywhere. Thank you for helping us grow.
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The current environmental impact of fashion production is horrific. The CO2 emissions associated to the fashion industry makes it one of the major polluting industries in the world. Textile waste occupies a concerning percentage of landfills.
Altering habits, priorities and uneducated opinions are no longer concerns for our future. We’re facing the beginning of an ecological and climate crisis. To stand a chance at prolonging the safety of our planet and loved ones, we need to acknowledge the liability of our current materialistic systems and break their corrupted rules.
System change on a global scale is crucial and that change is rooted in individual correction and contribution. Because of this, we ask you to join our cause. With the appreciated help of members from our cast (people like you), we will cast a rebellious message for global change.
Dibkast is the product of the efforts and ingenuity of an eco-conscious fashion lover/woman. We are a proud female-led business. As we work on acquiring the tools and resources that will allow us to provide prompt service, we appreciate your purchases as the affirmation of your support to us, our cause, and women entrepreneurs everywhere. Thank you for helping us grow.
Ecological mindfulness is prioritized at every step of our process. We’re low-key, minimalistic and kind. Kind to our planet, kind to our neighbours and kind to our dear competitors who fight for the same cause.
The core of our culture emphasizes individuality, inclusivity and diversity. There is love for every colour of the rainbow and we continue to move forward while adapting and adjusting as we grow with your support.
Our collections list 3 fashion archetypes: Gender Neutral, Male Archetypes and Female Archetypes. The idea is to categorize the repeated concepts that have been created through the evolution of fashion. We do not look to divide them; we simply aim to organize them. No style archetype is defined nor is it limited by another. They are based on historical standardized norms, and those norms are greatly influenced by era and preoccupation, which unfortunately encourages gender-based sections. This is an ever-expanding phenomenon, and the diversification of the available wardrobe options will keep evolving for every individual.
Becoming a member of our cast gives you the opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint and discover a new creative outlet and sewing pastime!
A FEW OF OUR COLLABORATORS; YOU'LL OFTEN FIND NEW FACES HERE :)
ANIK BONNEMA (CEO)
Founder, Creator & One of many hats
Photographer & Dibkast's first friend
Lead photographer, Marketing manager & Reliable AF
Copy writer and OG Dibkast supporter
Castoff scavenger, Model & man of connections
Natalie Sylvain Bonnema
Castoff scavenger & Thrift queen