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Why to buy: COURBET is luxury jewellery house with a strong commitment in favor of sustainability and transparency, two values that co-founders Manuel Mallen and Marie-Ann Wachtmeister applied to the sourcing of the materials.
COURBET breaks with the jewellery tradition by offering an alternative to mine diamonds and mine gold thanks to innovation and technology. Diamonds are not anymore the result of excessive drilling in fragile ecosystems, but directly born from the human’s hand in ethical laboratories. Gold is recycled from electronic devices waste. COURBET is between past and future, and guarantees its customers an experience true to their values.
What we love: Bold, sparkling and infinitely precious, COURBET’s pieces are an ode to art, nature and femininity. The Pont des Arts necklace is an hommage to Paris’ architecture and romanticism. Its graphic chain reminds of the iconic bridge’s frame, on which a sparkling lock is subtly hanged. The light of the laboratory-grown diamond irradiates thanks to a little engraved Eiffel Tower on the back of this lock. Wearing this COURBET creation is a double commitment to infinite love and sustainability.
Marie-Ann Wachtmeister, the co-founder and Artistic Director, was the first to imagine the «CO» design. It evokes the brief embrace of the moon and the sun during an eclipse. The gathering of the «C» and the «O» makes the prefix CO, which means together in latin.
Price: From 4500€, according to the diamond’s carat.
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Follow Them: @courbetofficial
Why to buy: MAISON FOLTIER PARIS is a new French luxury (no)leather goods brand. Launched in 2022, it was born from the desire to offer a quality alternative in a market largely dominated by the leather industry and to raise awareness for a more respectful with nature and environment new world. Their ambition is to offer luxury products, in terms of quality, know-how and creativity while preserving animal life and the future of the planet.
MAISON FOLTIER PARIS has chosen to adopt an ecodesign approach in the development of the products by rethinking the different stages of the product life cycle to be more sustainable and less polluting. By using innovative, vegan and eco friendly materials, streamlined packaging, working with committed suppliers, or producing in France, they want to share a new vision of luxury.
What we love: The Crossbody JOE with its gourmette chain is an essential product from MAISON FOLTIER PARIS collection. It is made with Vegea textile, an innovative fabric made in Italy from waste related to the wine industry, containing neither solvents nor animal products. For the lining, MAISON FOLTIER PARIS uses Econyl, a high quality nylon fiber, 100% regenerated and recyclable, made from nylon waste, such as fishing nets, carpets, clothing. Each product made with Econyl can be recycled at the end of its life, in an unlimited way, without losing its original qualities.
Made in France, this first collection is inspired by Paris and its Parisians, but also by timelessness, geometric shapes and the Art Deco period.
Price: 1390 € | $1590 USD
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Discover More: @maisonfoltier_paris
Why to buy: Driven by the idea of taking urban mobility to a new level, URWAHN designed an e-bike that is specially adapted to the everyday conditions of the city. During the development process, they did not only take into account the user's needs in terms of functionality, performance and safety, but also placed great emphasis on an aesthetic design and a sustainable value chain with regional roots. The result is a URWAHN E-Bike with an organic 3D-printed steel frame, holistically manufactured in Germany, and an integrated LED light and GPS system.
What we love: With a passion for technology, quality, seamless design and the use of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, URWAHN has developed an innovative urban e-bike that offers a variety of smart technical solutions as well as room for emotions, riding experience and sustainability. Advanced technologies and well-thought-out design merge to create a unique organic frame with high recognition value, which brings with it a multitude of integrated technical features. As technology pioneers, URWAHN wants to mobilize people in urban areas with smart, fair and customized solutions.
Price: From 4.699,00€
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Discover More: @urwahnbikes
Why to Buy: Lauren Holloway is a slow-fashion handbag and accessory brand specialising in responsibly made sustainable bags and accessories. Founded in 2013, each piece is designed and handcrafted by Lauren in her Bristol-based studio. All the leather used is repurposed from offcuts that would otherwise have ended up in landfill. Therefore every product sold helps to minimise our carbon footprint by saving more leather waste from ending up in landfill and polluting our natural resources.
Characterised by bold, eye-catching fabrics and practical, stylish designs, Lauren’s small batch production means each piece is made with attention-to-detail and waste is kept to a minimum. Prioritising quality over quantity is important and each bag is made to be delicately durable, not disposable.
What we love: Whether you’re interrailing around Europe or rushing to a meeting, you can get the best of both in one bag with this beautiful waterproof wax canvas and recycled leather convertible backpack. Handcrafted with sustainable recycled leather and British-made wax cotton canvas, you can convert this bag into a backpack or a crossbody to suit your needs.
The fully waterproof exterior means you can head out safely in any weather, and with handy adjustable straps you can let this bag hang at a height that’s comfortable for you.
Price: 140€ - 152€ | $148 - $160 USD
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Follow Them: @laurenhollowaydesigns
Why to buy: Founded in 2020 by Vera Schmitz, the sustainable jewelry brand SILVERELEPHANT offers high-quality jewelry handcrafted in Germany. Frustrated by the monotony of her office job, the former architect fulfilled herself the dream of her own creative business. Made from recycled gold and silver, natural gem stones as well as recycled corals and pearls - each piece of jewelry tells its unique story of individuality and authenticity. The designs range from smiley pendants, over coral hoops to heart rings, whereof some are covered in colorful enamel. With the use of recycled materials Silverelephant wants to ensure that no resources are wasted. Additionally, individual customer requests can be fulfilled and vintage jewelry pieces are reworked into new gems.
What we love: SILVERELEPHANT is a true family business, Vera learned the trade of jewelry making from her mother-in-law, who was a jewelry designer herself back in the 70s. All the knowledge about gemstones, precious metals and the handcrafting process originates in her family history. Vera’s personal guidelines like “Use your Chaos” or “Trust the Universe” are engraved onto the jewelry pieces, hoping to inspire her customers to embrace their own story as well. One highlight of the collection is the duo colored “This One Killed Me” necklace, which was designed in collaboration with supermodel Toni Garrn. The brand supports a good cause as part of the profits go to the Toni Garrn Foundation to support women in Africa.
Price: Starting at 29,00€ / $ 30,00 US
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Discover More: @silverelephantmala
Why to buy: TOVE WEAR is committed to driving positive change for people and planet throughout our garment’s eco-system. Built on the principles of environmental sustainability, gender equity, and mindful design, TOVE WEAR addresses 11 of the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Their dynamic garments are produced by an innovative and values-driven production team in India that operates as a social enterprise, increasing the economic stability and independence of rural women and small farms. TOVE WEAR supports gender equity initiatives that help women enter and excel in trades and industries that have historically been dominated by men.
What we love:As a glassblower, business owner, and busy mom, Tove Ohlander found that her work wardrobe felt more limiting than empowering. She designed the Maker Skirt to offer durability, practicality, and plenty of pockets to perform both at the workbench and out around town. From the strong cotton fibers and reinforced stitching, to the classic fit and go-with-everything colors, tove wear is not a temporary garment. It’s designed to be a companion for years of creativity, inspiration, and action in the studio, nature, everyday life.
Price: 110 € | $115 USD
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Discover More: @tove.wear
Why to buy: Luxiders Magazine Issue 7 is the best read you can gift to women you admire. Luxiders Magazine 7 is an arborescent realm, full of organic bubbles of love. Within this issue, modern day women creators as Christiane Lohr, Rebecca Brooks, Eimear Ryan or Julie Koerner compose a new genesis. They are trying to save the world from the current slaughter it is exposed to, in environmental and social terms. This salvation comes through responsible fashion brands whose collections can be found in our Sustainable Fashion Stories; Artists Who Interweave Craftsmanship With Alternative Materials and technological applications; and writers as Hilda Raz, that raises awareness and make human beings more humane and understanding of the injustices people face
What we love: Luxiders Magazine is the leading Sustainable Culture Magazine for conscious people. The magazine spotlights the excellence in aesthetics, cutting-edge products and lifestyle experiences strictly related to a sustainable approach. Our Print Issue N.7 focuses on artists, poets, designers, photographers and brands which make us proud.
Overall, Luxiders Magazine aspires to expand the responsable consumption Worldwide, building a culture of respect, with positive effects on the economy, society and the environment by reducing poverty, hunger, pollution, climate change and inequalities and increasing well-being, justice and peace. Your purchase supports our work and mission: spreading sustainable culture worldwide.
Price: 12 € Print | 8 € Digital
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