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Why to buy: Cordillera is a chunky-knit bomber jacket polo neck with ribbed cuffs and ribbed hem. It’s made by MAYDI out of 100% Merino hand-spun with alma from Patagonia.
MAYDI works exclusively with 100% sustainable, natural fibers that preserve the environment and doesn’t hurt nature. The brand counts with the Wildlife Friendly certificate. They also give back to their community with fair trade principles, working with artisans from all around Argentina and using ancient techniques, but with a unique style.
What we love: MAYDI promotes craftsmanship by revaluing two ancestral techniques: loom and crochet. Each piece’s design allows the raw materials to speak for themselves and reach both men and women with contemporary and unisex style. The brand lays its foundation upon a particular concept of time: ageless contemporary design, and top-quality durable knitwear.
MAYDI uses only natural fibers and organic yarns in her hand-woven fabrics.
Why to buy: Timeless and minimalist favourite pieces from sustainable production - this is precisely the idea that Dagmar Kraemer has realised with her jewellery label fejn. The Cologne-based brand produces genuine jewellery from recycled precious metals and fairly sourced gemstones. The label also attaches great importance to responsible manufacturing, which is why all its jewellery is created either in fejn's Cologne studio or in a certified factory in Thailand, which also operates in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
Narrow necklaces, fine rings and filigree ear studs: the purist jewellery by fejn goes with evening dress or jeans and thus sets a sign for longevity and timelessness.
What we love: Fejn uses only high-quality recycled 925 sterling silver, some of which is 24-carat gold-plated, as well as recycled 14-carat solid gold and fairly sourced gemstones. The precious metals are recovered and processed from old pieces of jewellery or from industrial use, and therefore do not have to be newly extracted from mines. This timeless necklace with flat, round disc pendant in satin finish is made from recycled 14K full gold.
Fejn designs its high-quality packaging to be as plastic-free as possible and relies on climate-neutral shipping. Since 2021, fejn has also been using innovative "lab diamonds". This involves replicating the natural growth conditions for diamonds in the laboratory, making the cultured gemstones physically and visually identical to mined diamonds without harming human life or the environment.
Price:199 € / 199 $
Shop it now: FEJN
Discover More: @fejnjewelry
Why to buy: Alfena offers 100% sustainable, elevated sneakers that use #NoPlastic and have the highest degree of compostability while ensuring quality comfort and a timeless, curated look. The mother and daughter behind the brand design the shoes themselves and work closely with their entire supply chain and their production center near Porto, Portugal, where each Alfena shoe is handmade with sustainable purpose and love.
Each step of Alfena's supply chain is vetted to ensure an ethical material selection and social responsibility. Alfena’s partners are 70% family owned businesses who share the same values as Alfena. The materials include chrome-free vegetable tanned leather, cork byproduct from wine bottling, and TENCEL.
What we love: Alfena sets a unique and new standard for the fashion industry. It isn’t just a luxury sustainable brand - Alfena represents an attitude shift towards a conscious sustainable lifestyle, and is an inspiration for other brands and the modern day consumer to make more mindful choices for a higher quality of life.
With Alfena, the 23-year-old woman and her mother aim to prove ethical choices don't compromise quality and an elevated look. We love the simplicity of their Off-White Kira Model and their new collection which includes classy, timeless, and bold color combinations. Alfena’s are a timeless must have! It is a multi-purpose shoe that can replace multiple pairs in your closet - so it is worth the luxury price tag for style as well as cost-per-wear! A trendsetting combination representing the future of fashion.
Price: 269€ / 271$
Shop it now: ALFENA FOOTWEAR
Discover More: @alfenafootwear
Why to buy: Latina owned denim brand All For Ramon gives back to the local community. Garment workers are paid a living wage and it is made and sustainably washed in their family factory.
We love the comfort of the Loma Jean and a denim brand that actually cares about sustainability within their community.
For every purchase AFR gives back to the cancer community.
What we love: The Loma style by All For Ramon is a high waisted straight fit mom jean reminiscent of the most perfect hip hugging vintage denim in a perfect medium eco wash. These upcycled jeans include organic cotton that is GRS certified, and recycled materials. This 120z fabric is hip hugging that will make your butt look good and yet stretchy for your lifestyle.
The Loma blue jeans is the new green. The material is made out of recycled components and BCI cotton, bringing a more sustainable option to your closet. All For Ramon sees a future where high end fashion doesn’t come at the cost of our Mother Earth.
Price: 190,38 € / $190 USD
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Discover More: @allforramon
Why to buy: Do high-end designer bags always have to be made of animal leather? No, proves the German label Louis Lucano, founded in 2019 to design luxurious high-end bags in Berlin. The label presents in the current collection timeless and elegant handbags made of certified animal-free leather alternatives such as AppleSkin or Desserto, a leather alternative based on cactus, without sacrificing material quality.
Louis Lucano shows that you can enjoy high-end style without using artificial or animal leather, with unique designs.
What we love: Julia, founder of Louis Lucano, has a mission: to get people away from the idea that luxury leather goods have to be exclusively made of genuine animal leather, because now there are good animal-free material alternatives. Louis Lucano not only pay strong attention to vegan and sustainable materials, they also produce all bags in Italy under fair working conditions. Even the packaging is made in Italy with 100% sustainable and recycled raw materials. The quality standards of the founder are very high. The designs are reminiscent of timeless elegant bags.
As the bags are handmade, they are available in limited editions to avoid overproduction. Material surplus is used for other accessories, such as card holders to avoid wasting resources.
Price: 590 € / $591 USD
Shop it now: LOUIS LUCANO
Discover More: @louislucano_official
Why to buy: Dakota Ridge offers durable and wonderfully made children’s cowboy boots that are also accessible for all customers. From being gender neutral to having cute and child friendly sturdiness, Dakota Ridge is committed to allowing children to be children and also having parents enjoy their children’s antics as well. Their products are made with no laces or ties and are easy to clean, making their cowboy boots a stress free experience.
With every Dakota Ridge purchase, they will donate 1% of our sales to a non-profit organization, For the Kids.
What we love: At Dakota Ridge, they believe that our kids should be comfortable, happy, and well-equipped to play as hard as they want. Practical, affordable, and unapologetically cute, these all weather rubber cowboy boots are stylish without compromising functionality, and they’re durable enough to handle whatever your little tumbleweed throws their way.
No gimmicky characters or prints, no obvious gender distinctions, no crazy price tag..., just an adorable, rugged, easy-to-clean boot that works with everything in your half-pint’s wardrobe.
Price: 40,37 € / $39.99 USD
Shop it now: DAKOTA RIDGE
Discover More: @shopdakotaridge