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Why to buy: Cecilia Rinaldi is a brand dedicated to ethical and conscious fashion. They create clothing and accessories based on environmental and social sustainability using fabrics and organic materials produced in Italy. Sustainability is a focus on the planet, respect for the individual and society, the safeguarding of fundamental rights and equal economic distribution.
Cecilia Rinaldi promotes sustainability through respect of human rights, ethical labour practices and support of the planet using fabrics which are natural and cultivated according to ancient natural processes that protect the ecosystem.
What we love: Each collection by Cecilia Rinaldi is created with the idea of Slow Fashion, emphasizing sustainability, beauty, longevity and respect for humanity. Italian style is combined with a deconstructed form influenced by different Japanese cultures resulting in a refined and minimal urban chic style. They promote continual research into new innovative methods while always referencing Italian traditions to maintain high quality products with a low environmental impact. Cecilia Rinaldi believes that providing the option to buy one quality garment over multiple low quality items contributes to reducing the environmental impact of a wardrobe.
Why to Buy: Helena Harfst creates carefree clothing made from natural materials with designs that are beautiful, timeless and indestructible. Each Helena Harfst piece is produced in their own workshop in Hesse. They want to strengthen the crafts in the region and tell their story of local folklore. Transparency is important to Helena Harfst. They are happy to answer all questions about suppliers, production and the collection.
What we love: The Hessen smock is a dream for every elegant woman. It is an important part of the Hessian costume and was worn by both men and women. In their interpretation, made of 100 % linen from European production, they gave the simple "peasant shirt" a more feminine silhouette. Nostalgic and yet modern.
Why to buy: Aurore Being is a Luxembourg-based sustainable womenswear brand created by Aurore Brassinne. The brand is a tribute to all things natural and a celebration of humanity. Its purpose is deeply rooted in creating timeless pieces that reconnect people with source, the origin of all that exists. Minimal, soulful, feminine.
What we love: The perfect harmony between subtle and sexy, the SS23 Collection by Aurore Being is an ode to nature’s simplicity. Made with natural fibers, the garments gently wrap you in comfort and evoke a sense of freedom and confidence.
Their signature fabric is a divinely soft (Oeko-tex-certified) modal and cashmere French blend. Handcrafted in the small atelier Maison Ma Bille, in Lyon, France, Aurore Being prioritizes ethical practices and quality craftsmanship. All SS23 pieces are available in three colors: Cream, Khaki, and Black.
Why to buy: At Matka, they work directly with the local weavers, dyers, and tailors. This allows them to control the entire making process, in terms of working conditions, wages, and the quality of the final product.
They are actively against mass production. All garments are individually hand cut by a master tailor Binod in Kathmandu, Nepal.
What we love: Matka nurtures one unique collection, slowly introducing new pieces as we come up with new materials and ideas. With thoughtful designs –timeless, versatile, long lasting pieces –, they work exclusively with 100% natural fibres, most of them hand woven in traditional looms. All buttons are made with hand carved and hand polished water buffalo bone, sourced in the Nepalese riverbanks.