Why to buy: The Prana Mantra Shirt is presented in the BAV TAILOR signature Japanese pure organza silk featured with a special 3-D texture inspired by the sublime Oniishi Bozu Jigoku hot springs. An intricately innovative technology using salt finish creates a bubble soft optical effect. Finished with collar and cuff details in delicate rose petal or aloe vera, fabrics upcycled from previous collections, with precious buttons made out of recycled cotton fibres. 100% authentically made-in-italy with love by local ateliers to support communities and reduce the brand’s carbon footprint. Following the mantra ‘respect your body + your sphere’, contribute to making the planet greener and follow the story of your tree with every purchase. Discover insightful stories on the website.
What we Love: Bav Tailor is a conscious luxury project for the non- conformist generation-less individual. The brand is a member of Positive Luxury, awarded with the Butterfly Mark for a company-wide commitment to sustainability and nominated CSR brand 2020, and Common Objective both global platforms for sustainable fashion. Through their 360° sustainability manifesto, the brand endeavours to support the ‘UN Sustainable Development Goals’. From the design process, certified materials, through to ethical and transparent production, Bav Tailor pledges to inspire responsibility whilst making a social contribution.
Why to buy: The Landskein is a contemporary tailoring brand creating a modern narrative for heritage Irish textiles with a limited-edition collection of coats and blazers in Donegal tweed and Irish linen. The brand marries traditional tailoring techniques with contemporary cuts and an unequivocal commitment to sustainability. Their hand cut pieces will appeal to those who demand impeccable craftmanship with sustainable, thoughtful design, rooted in a sense of place.
What we Love: The Landskein’s pieces embody a sense of place and ground the wearer in tradition, while unstructured silhouettes create an atmosphere of modern, luxurious ease. Relaxed oversized cuts with drop shoulders and extended style lines feature throughout the collection, and are underpinned by considered craftsmanship and an exacting finish. We love the Horizon coat, a deconstructed trench coat in 100% Irish Linen twill with Irish Linen check blocking (€1295), offering a new interpretation of this evocative Irish textile that feels both of the past, and of the present.
Why to buy: Halsduk by Esmee; “designed to look great long after the seasonal trend is dead” sustainable Dutch design & Craftsmanship with a Scandinavian and Japanese touch. From Scandinavia for its nature and colorfulness, Japan for its serenity. That combination and Esmee's style and her view on fashion make this a timeless product. Creations of hand drawn prints, natural & durable materials and honest craftsmanship gives every Halsduk an exclusive experience. The yarns are made with care and love, taking into account the welfare of the animal, human being and the environment.
What we Love: This luxurious kimono cardigan is a “Zero Waste” garment: it is made with fabric discarded from other collections in the Netherlands. The fabric is 100% superfine merino wool. The elegant cardigan with kimono sleeves stands out for its design, very light and comfortable. The belt is Jacquard knit with a refined design. It is available in 8 colours, such as Camel, Red, Gray, Green and Blue.“When I started Esmee’s Halsduk, I had one thing in mind: creating timeless pieces that you can wear 20 years from now.” Each Halsduk garment travels through time and adapts to the wearer, not the other way around. The creations are timeless, without sacrificing style and elegance. They are versatile and suitable for any occasion. You can wear them as lush or minimalist, as you want.
Why to buy: With its wide swinging hem, this dress convinces with its clear cut. Whether feminine, relaxed or elegantly festively combined, this uncomplicated dress is the perfect companion for the whole day and for all occasions. Despite the body-hugging fit, the sturdy knitwear offers a high degree of freedom of movement and comfort.
Like all of the dresses, The Independent has practical seam pockets in the sides. The dress is made in the Factory of Make Monday Sunday, in Lüneburg. The Independent can be wonderfully combined with "The Belt". This is made from a firmer cotton sateen and emphasizes the waist. The Belt can also be worn with many other items of clothing and complements the existing wardrobe in a variety of ways.
What we love: Make Monday Sunday is a loving homage to the dress. Natural, feminine elegance and suitability for everyday use make their dresses real pearls. This is how dresses are created for every woman, every day and every occasion. Make Sunday Monday produce sustainable clothing in Germany, socially and ecologically, with a lot of aesthetics and a sense of style.
"We women are faced with an absolute overproduction of clothing of dubious quality and origin, short-lived trends and overcrowded wardrobes. Too often we are faced with clothing that is based on ideals of beauty that do not reflect reality and that simply do not flatter our bodies. With our clothing collection, we want to make women's lives a little easier and more beautiful. Less is more! We give a simple answer to the daily question "What should I wear? Keep it simple. Wear a dress!" - says Maren, the founder of Make Monday Sunday.
Why to buy: Two wax fabrics are paired, padded and quilted to create a soft and warm garment, perfect for the cold season. The jacket's padding is entirely made of fibers obtained from the recycling of PET bottles, while the production was made by an Italian social tailoring company that employs women from refugee and migrant communities. The wax fabrics come from the markets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where Endelea supports local artisans and small business owners. The oversize setting and dropped shoulders of the jacket make it a truly versatile garment, perfect to wear both with jeans or a pleated skirt. It is also double-sided: simply chic on one side, and with bold construct outlines for an even bolder look on the other.
What we Love: Endelea believes in people and in connections. This jacket is part of an exclusive capsule collection that celebrates our values: it is designed in Milan mixing the European quilting tradition with wax fabrics from Tanzania. Endelea is an ethical fashion brand founded in Milan in 2018 to create clothes and accessories in African wax fabrics with a made in Italy design. Endelea buys and produces in Dar es Salaam, between local markets and a workshop that they created together with Tanzanian tailors and dressmakers. By sharing resources and knowledge, they truly empower people and create durable progress. Knowledge is key to change - and Endelea invests part of the revenues in education, collaborating with Tanzanian universities, organising free workshops and sponsoring scholarships.
Why to buy: Aqua & Rock Silver lulu long pleated skirt. This show-stopping, sustainable skirt is made from 100% recycled Tencel. Tencel is produced from sustainably sourced wood by environmentally responsible processes. Its fibers are known to be extremely soft and gentle against skin. Tencel absorbs rich colour to give the Lulu skirt its deep and dramatic charcoal grey colour. Tencel is known to use less water in production than Cotton but also is biodegradable therefore once the skirt is finished with it can be recycled or sustainably decomposed of. Aqua & Rock believe in using the best sustainable fabrics that are available on the market to give pieces longevity but also the best quality for customers.
What we Love: Aqua & Rock provide us with stunning; stylish pieces that are not only sustainably made and manufactured but also help our planet by utilising waste materials and diverting them from landfill sites.
The Lulu skirt is manufactured in Turkey and has a matching hoodie and trousers available. Aqua & Rock aim to use the same fabric for a couple of pieces in their collection to make sure the bulk of the fabric is used resulting in little off cuts. The brand has successfully produced all pieces within their collections to be sustainable. Whether that’s through using recycled fabrics, up cycled materials, waste from the food industry or naturally environmentally friendly materials.
Why to buy: Bo Doir turns vintage silk into new fashion items. The new sustainable fashion label is always on the hunt for beautiful vintage 100% silk scarves to make them shine again. These forgotten treasures show excellent patterns and quality. Bo Doir sweaters are a mix of new sustainable fabric & upcycled silk. Each sweater has its own silk sew-in. Every Bo Doir piece is unique.
What we Love: The luxury sweaters feel very comfortable and still they have a characteristic expression. Bo Doir’s following are hiphoppers, luxury lovers and conscious fashion fans. The slow fashion atelier based in Amsterdam works together with local tailors. Bo Doir sweaters are 85% eco cotton & 15% recycled polyester & fair trade. The sew-in is 100% recycled pure silk.
Why to buy: Shipsheip emerged from the self-understanding that aesthetics and ethics belong together. The young label from Cologne is fully sustainable and uses only GOTS and FairTrade certified materials. Shipsheip stands for puristic cuts, extraordinary quality and sophisticated design. Eco-Fashion is not only mandatory here, but can also be stylish and modern. The value chain of the products does not end with the sale, as the label works towards a closed cycle in order to conserve resources, reduce waste and and make the materials usable for as long as possible. Products, which are no longer worn, can therefore be returned to Shipsheip free of charge. Depending on their condition, they are processed into new products in her studio, sold to given a Fair value clothing collection or - if the materials allow it - recycled.
What we Love: In order to be able to respond individually to the wishes of the customers and to underline the durability of the Shipsheip parts, the offer is divided into two segments. The READY-TO-WEAR collection is made exclusively from certified, eco-fair cotton. From the extraction of raw materials, spinning, knitting and dyeing to the making up and finishing: all production steps are subject to social-ecological standards that are regularly and independently audited. The production policy combines two convictions: strengthening fair trade in developing and emerging countries, and supporting small, traditional European companies with the shortest possible transport routes. In the MADE-TO-WEAR segment of Shipseip, all styles can be designed by the customer using a modular system: Color, material and cut can be selected and adjusted individually. Only then is the individually designed product manufactured in the studio in Germany.