Second-hand flamenco trend to climate inflation: “They come to purchase as if it have been gross sales”

The rise within the value of materials, supplies and lightweight impacts the costs of flamenco dressesWith the April Fair simply across the nook, the demand for second-hand fashions skyrocketsWhen is the April Fair 2023 ?

Although Holy Week continues to be forward, in Seville flamenco attire are already starting to make room for themselves. In the closets the organdy of the ruffles touches and the fringes of the shawls are unraveled. The April Fair is simply across the nook and it exhibits within the environment. Also within the costs that, this yr marked by inflation, develop into ‘flamingo’.

“We have observed quite a bit the rise in materials and supplies,” explains Beni Romero, from the agency Trajes La Giraldilla, devoted to flamenco trend for greater than 25 years. This yr, he acknowledges, they’ve needed to improve the costs of fits by at the least 15 %. “We don’t have any different selection and the revenue margin that we take stays the identical,” he says.

In their workshop, in Lebrija (Seville), they design and make all year long for festivals within the space, though now they concentrate on Seville. “Clients come on the lookout for quantity within the designs and materials reminiscent of cancan, poplin and organdy is the place the rise is most noticeable,” he explains. The cancan meter, for instance, which is utilized in flyers, is popping out this yr for another euro. “For a go well with I want a number of meters and to that add the rise in supplies: zippers, threads, linings… And the electrical energy invoice we have to work.” The outcome, costlier fits for the pockets.

The second hand shoots up: “In 14 years we’ve not seen something prefer it”

Faced with the results of inflation, options reminiscent of second hand soar. “This looks as if the primary day of gross sales”, they inform us on the solidarity market of the Red Madre Sevilla Association, which is held till March 5. “We opened at 11 and two hours earlier than there was already a line of individuals ready. We are continuously promoting and replenishing”, they clarify to NIUS.

This is the 14th version of an initiative whose funds are supposed to proceed its care work and assist for ladies within the occasion of an unexpected or tough being pregnant. “In 14 years we’ve not had as a lot inflow as this one,” they level out. Flamenco attire for ladies from 30 euros and for ladies from 60. “It’s fairly reasonably priced and you may also take the equipment with you for little cash.”

The buyer profile, they inform us, “from Erasmus college students who do not thoughts carrying a go well with that is not in season and on the lookout for the most affordable, to grandmothers who include their daughters and granddaughters to purchase fits for all of them as a result of there are They don’t exit of favor or that they are often modernized by including or eradicating one thing ”, they level out.

Flamenco and sustainable trend

Another appointment during which second-hand fever is being observed is Remof, the I Sustainable Flamenco Fashion Fair, which is held till March 4 within the Sevillian city of Bormujos. An unprecedented initiative that not solely seeks the mere alternate of second-hand flamenco clothes, but in addition promotes the usage of outdated materials and fashions to reinvent them and create new clothes.

Maitane Roldán, a marketing consultant in Sustainability and Sustainable Fashion, who teaches a number of the coaching workshops hosted by this occasion, is an professional on this. “Actually, this has been completed all of your life: repair the go well with you do not put on, tuck it in or take it out if it is too small, add fringe or take it off and use it once more,” she explains.

It is about adapting the ‘3R’ -reduce, reuse and recycle- to flamenco trend and provide approaches which can be extra respectful of the planet in a sector that’s particularly in demand within the south of Spain. “The thought is that, if this yr, there’s much less buying energy, the go well with that you simply now not need and that when value you cash and you’ve got it in your closet, you’ll be able to promote it and, in alternate, take one other one with out having to purchase it new”, explains Roldán.

Because the flamenco gown is already identified to be the one regional gown that adapts to trend and traits. And, if obligatory, additionally to the pocket.