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Why to buy: THADEN handbags are made to last forever. These wearable sculptures, designed by artist Kristina are made to order in Italy, produced under fair working conditions, with personal relationships to all suppliers, using only certified materials with proof of origin.
The handcrafted signature bag THE WHOLE (available in three diffenrent sizes) is largely hand-sewn due to it´s technical complexity. This vision of precise curves and geometric pleats executed in the finest leather, was seemingly incapable of being manufactured, until Luigi was found - a 89 year old master of Italian leather goods craftsmanship. Like a well-kept secret, a Thaden appeals to someone who asks questions and solves challenges.
What we love: Women are different, strong, weak, confident, shy, but they are always one thing - heroines. This is what drives the artist Kristina Thaden who wants to create a connection to every women’s inner heroine through wearable artworks.
Kristina has a background in arts and classical management. Having worked as managing director in various companies her passion always remained in the arts and Thaden is the culmination of her life’s work. As a keen observer of nature, architecture, and everything around her, her creative process begins by transforming her impressions into a physical object, a wearable work of art. Her designs are always a multi-layered examination of what is and what can be. They are luxurious, thought-provoking, and defy traditional ideas of what is possible. A Thaden draws you in and makes you pause to contemplate, ask questions, and observe.
Price: From $2,150, to $3,845 USD | From 1900 € to 3250 €
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Why to buy: MEJURI is a fine jewelry brand built with a lens of diversity, equality, inclusion and sustainability. Since the end of 2021, they ensure that 100% of their gold is traceable, 70% of their 14k solid gold products is made with certified recycled gold and 30% is newly mined. Feeling disconnected from an industry that typically markets to men, co-founder and CEO Noura Sakkijha leveraged her learnings as a third-generation jeweler to rethink the way women purchase jewelry for themselves.
What we love: As part of Noura’s original vision to empower women to invest in themselves, the brand launched the Mejuri Empowerment Fund which supports higher education for underrepresented women and non-binary individuals. Admired for its inherently timeless yet playful aesthetic and beloved 14k gold products, the brand’s celebrity fans include Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Lizzo, Oprah, Bella Hadid, Emily Blunt and Billie Eilish.
Price: From 45 to 2,530 € / From $50,8 to $2,859 USD
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Discover More: @mejuri
Why to buy: UMA INTIMATES is an eco-sensual lingerie brand, ethically made in Barcelona from premium quality local fabrics. Sustainability is the root of the company and sensuality, the soul of their creations.
What we love: With UMA’s lingerie, the company aims to empower women, encouraging them to take ownership of their sensuality and femininity, an ability that allows us to experience life to its full potential. As they say: "Our desire is that our message reaches all women who also dream of a sustainable, sensual and ecofeminist world, that empowers us to dare to live this life whilst honouring who we are."
Orders during this Valentine's period include an organic feminine tea-infusion, adding taste to the journey through all your senses.
Price: Two pieces set from 85€ to 135€ | From $96 to $152 USD
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Discover More: @uma.intimates
Why to buy: All WEOLA OFFICIAL garments are proudly designed in Turkey and produced ethically by their talented workers in their factory. The company produces according to a code of conduct which involves no forced labor and legally applicable wages with safe and secure environment. Working closely with their suppliers, WEOLA OFFICIAL welcomes the road to sustainability.
WEOLA OFFICIAL works with the most sustainable fibers they can find while staying true to the quality of their pieces. They try to make use of all the fabric pieces left from the production in order to reduce textile waste. They also cooperate with charities by giving small percentage of their revenues to help environment.
What we love: The namesake brand honors mixed media of Hawaiin language the meaning of living things and the two sisters. The brand’s line of "forever green" essentials is designed to sit within circular business model. WEOLA designs are made after careful thinking to offer multiple wear that are styled with multiple bindings, deep V cuts or extractable layers.
The company prefers designs that can take you from brunch to beach, day to night, and beyond. With an idea of a modern capsule wardrobe, each collection features only carefully selected pieces, which transcend seasons thanks to their sleek universal design and quality. They want to show the awareness of how your clothes feel on your skin.
Price: 250 € | $260 USD
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Discover More: @weolaofficial
Why to buy: The vegan MAG daily #1V crossbody bag by German accessories brand QUAI7 is made of waterproof nylon and has an aubergine-coloured microfibre shoulder strap. The practical bag is designed to support every day - as a woman and as a mother. Whether in the morning at the office or in the afternoon at the playground. The casually elegant handbag has a colourful and smart space with room for everything a woman needs and wants for everyday life. It not only has room for a mobile phone, make-up, pens & a notebook, credit cards and parking tickets, a small wallet for cash and much more, but also for a changing mat, nappies, wet wipes, a U-booklet for the visit to the paediatrician. You also get a smart wallet for free with your purchase.
What we love: QUAI7 - a family business in the best sense of the word - was founded by Simone Weiß, an architect and mother of three young children. The bags and collections reflect the diverse life of the modern woman. The chic brand also understands environmental and climate protection as one of its most important and permanent tasks, which are deeply rooted in the company DNA. Each bag and accessory are of outstanding quality and workmanship. They are durable and the opposite of "fast fashion".
Price: 72€ - 495€ | $81 - $561 USD
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Discover more: @quai7_bags
Why to buy: Charmed with a vision of lasting style, Road Angel cactus vegan leather exclusives – Golden Armour trench coat and Black Knight vest, are statements of relaxed glamour, turning fashion into walking skincare: organic, breathable, perfectly cruelty-free. Revealing secrets of lasting beauty.
Dedicated to the tiger riders, cactus leather is resilient in hot and humid environments. If kept in love and respect, a well-protected piece can last ten years.
Uniquely made for the undefined. From pattern cutting to sewing, every piece is made on order. Every hour of artisan’s lifetime and every piece of cactus material are respected.
What we love: Colour for the undisputed Queen. Golden Armour is tailored with limited-edition Desserto gold leather, a natural and beautifully soft Rockport texture, a relaxed look and feel.
Spontaneous outside, shimmering inside. Work day or holiday, Black Knight is glad to accompany the courageous to cross the mountains, coast to coast. Shining with a soft, wavering light, the inner side of courageous skin adds a stardust effect to the energy field. The Black Knight is created with free size and style in mind. Relaxed, yet conscious.
Price: Golden Armour Trench $ 895 USD - 790 € | Black Knight Vest $ 379 USD - 335 €
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Discover More: @roadangel.world