Why to buy: Made of recycled gold, the first collection of Scéona is called the Rivers: it is an ode to nature and minimalism. It is a subtle mix of simple shapes, refined textures and multiple inspirations. While the Anadyr ring reminds us of warm sand and soft waves, the Salouen studs are a tribute to Shirin Abedinirad art.
We love the nuances expressed through The Rivers, a collection curated for delicate, fierce, independent, strong and full of life women.
What we love: Scéona’s jewellery is only made of 18 karat recycled gold and cultured diamonds. Every step of the creative process has been carefully thought through with great craftsmanship and sustainability at heart. The company even offsets its carbon footprint! You can finally wear beautiful fine jewellery and feel good about it.
Also, we love the packaging. The boxes are made from a solid piece of beautiful timber, sourced from the sustainable forests of New-Zealand.
Price: 200 € - 1320 €/ $220 - $1470 USD | Shop it now: SCÉONA
Why to buy: Serving women's clothing, Muso Casa designs all its apparel using 100% premium organic cotton that is environmentally safe and recyclable. Saying that, Muso Casa also uses vegan leather for its bags and clutches and helps in glamorizing their outfits with handcrafted high-end jewellery and crystal studded tiaras for those who aren’t afraid to dial up the drama. They are known for producing very limited products in each style to reduce wastage caused due to fast fashion. All the products are in-house designed and handmade by the designers using internationally trained techniques and premium quality raw material.
What we love: The Red Glitz top is a must have this Christmas season adding the perfect amount of bling to anyone’s outfit. Ditching the penchant for the moodier colors, the brand extends its favors to the classic black for the apparel collection, embellishing it with colors from the seasonal palette using gold prints and crystals. Creating a contrary to skirts being a summer wardrobe hero, Muso Casa has paired up their tops with matching skirts for the indoor lovers. What we love the most about this brand is that it does not make use of any animals for its production or testing purposes, thus making it an absolute Animal Cruelty Free brand.
Price: 280€ / $310 USD | Shop it now: MUSO CASA
Why to buy: Domenico Gardini is a boutique brand based in Thailand supporting local labor and craftsmanship. The brand’s structure centers around minimizing waste by smaller and frequent production runs instead of big bulk orders, frugal with all of earth’s natural resources. As a core design concept, the brand counters fast-fashion consumerism with timeless elegance and quality. Versatile styles designed with function and flexibility, solid essentials that can be worn and styled in different ways. Bonus: by easily rinsing your garment in the shower with a little drop of shampoo and letting it drip-dry naturally you save precious time and water.
What we love: Domenico Gardini is a boutique known for minimalistic but dreamy styles made in soft silks for strong women. The Italian heritage and classic expression, applied to lush and sultry settings transcends boundaries and cultures for an otherworldly collection. This long slip dress is the perfect piece for a relaxed yet alluring look. Light and delicate, we love the soft touch to the skin with smooth and shimmering finish. The straps are adjustable to any length to suit any occasion. A double layer has been added to the top part in front for extra comfort when wearing without a bra but the dress can also be layered with laced bralette or top.
Price: From 255 € / $248 USD | Shop it now: DOMENICO GARDINI
Why to buy: JOA sources pre-loved garments locally in London to remake them into one-of-a-kind bomber jackets! They set up a mini-factory in the area of Leyton in London, to reunite design and production, and pay London Living Wages. They encourage individuality (being yourself) with a sense of community (care for others), while being zero waste.
What we love: We love the diversity of fabrics and patchwork styles they have! Being genderless, they design for personalities. Each jacket is unique, so you are guaranteed to find your perfect match and not seeing it on someone else! For an even more personalised experience, look up their Sentimental Service: they can make you a jacket out of clothes you don’t wear, or from someone you love.
Price: From 192 € - From $211 USD | Shop it now: JOA
Why to buy: 100 grams of pure positive impact in 4 key areas: waste, materials, labor and emissions. Fixed Aid, made by the Spanish fashion design studio Sidikai, is an ode to purposeful design as the conerner stone of progress. On an aesthetic level, the inspiration for the 8 unique illustrations, original pieces by the artist Mónica Gramunt, comes from the role of air in the urban environment.
Both scarves and packaging are designed to generate 0% pre-consumer and post-consumer waste. No fabric is wasted during manufacturing and only one type of material is used, this being organic and biodegradable (Peace Silk). The packaging is an envelope based on an origami pattern that does not require cuts, stickers or gluing, and the label is self-attached to the scarf without the need for additional elements such as safety pins or cords. Envelope, label and tissue paper are 100% recyclable.
What we love: All Fixed Air scarves are handmade and delivered in the iconic origami envelope specifically created for the collection. The scarf is made from 100% Peace Silk manufactured through an organic process, sustainable and free of animal cruelty. It is dyed with non-toxic dyes through a closed cycle water saving process.
In terms of labor, it is carried out in India by a project responsible with resources, ethical and that also leads social initiatives for the empowerment of women and improvement of the quality of life in the region. The packaging is produced by local suppliers in Spain. Finally, as the fourth area of impact, all greenhouse gas emissions from transport during production and from all orders on sidikai.es are offset through their Carbon Awareness Fee program, a tool developed internally with the support and verification of the environmental consultancy group FactorCO2.
Price: 96€ -120€ / $106 -$132 USD | Shop it now: SIDIKAI
Why to buy: The Velvet dress is made out of GOTS certified cotton velvet fabric. It is a classic item which will be a staple for the festive season for many years. It can be styled more casual or really festive. Is has a small amount of stretch and due to a loose yet flattering silhouette it is a comfortable alternative to look beautiful. It’s the sustainable option for that LBD. The Velvet dress was made by Zwaan, a small ecological label making comfortable and cool clothes for you to wear at any time any day. Zwaan offers other sytes, like Satin dress Blue and Satin dress Black, which we also love.
What we love: All garments are on a made-to-order base and will be made in the Netherlands by Lara Zwaan, owner of Zwaan. The label focuses on timeless and comfortable design with some ‘one of a kind’ products made from fabric leftovers. Due to the really small production you really buy something unique. All products are made out of GOTS certified organic fabrics, leftovers or old trousers. Lara tries to find sustainability in not only conscious fabrics and materials but alto in timeless style, high quality, nice fit and reducing the fabric leftover to a minimum by making one of a kind products like this jacket with them.
Price: 79 € -$88 USD | Shop it now: ZWAAN
Why to buy: The Ella Tote Bag is the essential Tote for busy ladies who need an enviro-friendly bag that fulfils all their needs. Sustainable and unique practical fashion just got a lot more gorgeous.
What we love: We love that the Ella Tote has been handcrafted from Washable Paper - a sustainable material that is so unique, it looks and feels like leather but is super light-weight, comes from 100% natural plant fibre and can even go into the washing machine. The washable paper comes from Italy and the bags are designed and crafted in Vietnam. The owners of the brand have visited the small workshop in Saigon where the washable paper bags are hand-cut and stitched. So, they assure ethical production by skilled and passionate artisans.
Temples and Market also offers ethical shopping tours that have been curated for the female traveller who is keen to discover modern Vietnam amongst its diverse culture, captivating countryside and vibrant cities. Check them out!
Price: 79 € - $88 USD | Shop it now: TEMPLES AND MARKETS
Why to buy: There is not better gift than knowledge. Luxiders Magazine Print Issue 3 is all about how to make ethical decisions. In our third issue, we ask some key leaders what they deem sustainable. You will learn about Green Schools and meet some fashion activists, fair jewellery leaders and the biggest players in sustainable denim. Read about the future, enjoy the arts and find your calm in a surreal desert in Spain or at an eco-resort in Thailand.
What we love: More than 100 contributors from all over the world created the contents of Luxiders Magazine #3! 10 writers, 4 stylists, 8 photographers, 7 experts in sustainable denim, 6 fashion activists, 4 institutions working hard to change the future of fashion, 5 artists working on sustainable topics, teachers from green schools... Your purchase will help us to compose the symphony of change.
Price: 12 € / $13 USD | Shop it now: LUXIDERS MAGAZINE #3