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Why to buy: Alicia Victoria only bring organic and ecological leather into circulation, that comes from animals that have been treated appropriately. For this ethical German brand, true beauty does not lie in pristine perfection, but in the uniqueness and specialness that characterises each leather and thus each product. As a natural product, leather always has small scars and irregularities, which are characteristic expressions of the individual leather skin and may be shown as such. With this emphasis on the fundamental nature of leather, Alicia Victoria redefines aesthetics: elegance does not mean hiding everything natural and imperfect, but showing itself in all its beauty and individuality.
What we love: Local is the new "Must". Alicia Victoria Clutch is made from bio leather coming from wild deer from German forests. After personally collecting the raw material, they transport it to the tannery. The hides are sorted after tanning and assigned to different categories. Depending on how pronounced the grain pattern is, they are used for the corresponding bag models. Alicia Victoria uses heavily scarred skins for „The strong character“, leather with smaller scars and unevenness for „The special“ and even leather for „The fine“. Customers can decide for themselves how distinctive the patterning of the bag should be.
Price: 340 €
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Why to buy: To have faith, to have a deep hope, to truly believe.Viyara was created by Alexandrina Spasov, a spiritually driven designer who truly believes women should feel empowered and optimistic in their clothing choices. Her inspiration comes from the natural world of beauty and the ethereal world of the unknown. Optimistic in nature, her designs also encompass this philosophy in life, understanding all is energy.
What we love: Viyara is deeply feminine in its essence and embodies the divine feminine through being conscious of her movements, intentions and everyday rituals. Viyara re-defines luxury through their modern approach to effortless and elegant dressing. Through their focus on comfort, ease and timelessness, each dress can naturally take any woman from day to night.
Price: From 390 €
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Discover More: @viyara.atelier
Why to buy: Make a statement with MIYO’s Signature loafers! You can now for the first time create multiple styles with the same pair of shoes by simply changing MIYO’s unisex adornments. Style your new favourite loafers with a modern eternity knot or a bow for the party to achieve comfortable and confident sophisticated styles. The best part with MIYO’s versatile loafers is that they are designed to last beyond short-lived seasonal trends. When the party is over, you can simply add another of MIYO’s classic or limited edition adornments to create the ultimate shoe for a sleek office attire, leisure or travelling with a smarter suitcase. How to wear your MIYO loafers are truly endless!
What we love: MIYO shoes are ethically handmade in Portugal with an innovative Swedish designed and produced clasp allowing you to wear your loafers with or without adornments. MIYO’s signature loafers for women are currently available in black and beige suede sourced from members of the Leather Working Group. MIYO signature shoes is a new Swedish direct-to-consumer brand created out of a need for smarter shoes, made to suit the contemporary man and woman who wish to consume more consciously without decreasing creativity and personal style.
If loafers are not your style, MIYO’s popular ballet flats in leathers and suedes may be worth a look.
Price: 218 €
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Discover More: @miyoshoes
Why to buy: 1C1Y relies on transparency and credibility. This also applies to the production partner TriStyle Sourcing Ltd. with whom the company works. The focus is on continuously ensuring and improving sustainability in the creative process, be it through the use of new materials and technologies or the guarantee of fair working conditions.
TriStyle Sourcing Ltd. ensures compliance and traceability with humanitarian and ecological standards through independent certification and close cooperation with the producers. For the production of the garments, they use organic cotton from plants from organic farming and recycled polyamides, from processed synthetic fibres from old clothes or fabric scraps.
What we love: The Dar1A recycled nylon dress is made from 100% recycled polyester, 100% responsible Merino for the sleeves. Fully recycled materials produced protectively under strict social and environmental requirements. Every item sold will support one child for one year in an ARTHELPS creative project - beauty inside out.
The minimal look, extended with knit sleeves, works for the distinguished office look as well as extravagant occasions.
Price: 599 €
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Discover More: @1c1y_official
Why to buy: Piper & Skye creates responsibly-made luxury handbags crafted with vibrant colours, innovative materials, and unwavering commitment to being at the forefront of sustainable luxury. Each of Piper & Skye’s handbags is produced by local artisan hands using traditional leather making techniques. Piper & Skye selects materials that reap positive impacts, benefiting the economic conditions of local communities from which they're sourced and the use of which supports the environmental biodiversity of the habitat.
What we love: Piper & Skye’s ethos is We Love What We’re Made Of. The company's mission, in line with its values of Respect, Responsibility, and Community, is to honor what has been borrowed from nature and create beautiful handbags with the utmost respect for our planet and everything on it.
The company is dedicated to using business as a force for good, demonstrating ethical, sustainable and responsible business practices which extend to all vendors, suppliers, manufacturers, as well as partnerships and mentors. When you carry a Piper & Skye handbag, you are not only supporting an emerging brand. You're supporting local artisans, village communities and a company that is committed to making the world a better place.
Price: $750 / €747.21
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Discover More: @piperandskye
Why to buy: Avasan is a luxury brand that celebrates sustainability and love through exclusive collections that are both minimalist and fashionable. With an ethos that combines the joyful spirit of Spain with the sophisticated and urban-chic style of Japan, the garments by Avasan represent a textile collage that evokes respect and harmony between different civilisations.
Avasan is committed to compose a modern, circular and responsible fashion world.
What we love: The kimono Roots by Avasan is made with ultraviolet felted 100% wool from Spanish deadstock, the belt is recycled from a closed down rug factory and the natural dyed wool fringes are from the *Real Fábrica de Tapices, in Madrid. This is an exclusive piece. There is only one in the world.
Respect and dignity is what AVASAN stands for. All collections are made to create a positive impact on people, environment and economy having in mind the principles of circular economy, craftsmanship and collaboration.