Why to buy: Following the example of nature, Misolei only uses pre-existing materials for its products. By recovering the mostly discarded treasures and transforming them into new, irresistible creations, the brand leads them back into a continuous life cycle (circular economy) and follows the concept of Slow Design.
The process of manufacturing leftovers causes practically no environmental impact and zero waste. But that's not all, every piece made by Misolei is one of a kind, not only because it is carefully manufactured by hand, but because each creation tells its very own story.
Misolei's aim is to reach eco-conscious consumers who want exclusive and timeless products, that are earth friendly and recyclable.
What we love: Misolei loves to discover unique vintage treasures and re-create them in a whole new splendor. And yes, the brand digs deep to find them. That's because it selects only the highest quality materials. Especially those with a certain age, which gives the final creation its unique character.
Misolei is also looking for cooperation with artisans whose professions are disappearing and have become almost invisible in our fast-moving consumer society. The designer Maria del Mar Romero aims to expand her product line with unique pieces by independent artists and companies that produce according to her criteria of ecology and ethics.
Misolei's goal is to be a reference company in the field of green luxury, as it can communicate a greater environmental awareness at all levels through the stories and the beauty of its individual pieces.
Price: 240 € / $ 262 USD | Shop it now: MISOLEI
Why to buy: Bird Eyewear are the only Certified B Corp in the UK. They make beautiful, design-led frames using high quality sustainable materials, and for every pair sold they distribute solar light to remote communities in Africa through their Share Your Sun partnership with SolarAid.
Bird’s premium frames use materials including FSC certified wood, bio-based acetate and repurposed aerospace aluminium. They put the utmost care and attention into every aspect of their products, creating eyewear that people love to wear and own – pieces to treasure, not trash. Their ethos is slow fashion.
What we love: Made with Italian Mazzuchelli bio-acetate and tactile sandalwood with metal accents, the KAKA Cat Eye frame combines the best of both materials and a tried and trusted shape to create extraordinary eyewear that is truly unique.
With lenses that compliment the frame colours and adjustable temple ends to ensure the perfect fit for the wearer. Each frame is hand made and engraved on the inside with the Share Your Sun tag-line. Every frames comes with a sustainable eco-cork case.
Price: About $125 USD / 110 € | Shop it now: BIRD SUNGLASSES
Why To Buy: Hey Soho is a sustainable fashion brand based in Hamburg which makes unisex pieces with catchy slogans to spread positivity and joy for everyone. Founder Elise Seitz emphasizes the importance of transparency along the whole production process and makes sure that the materials are fairtrade certified and of the highest quality.
We love the casual, fresh, sustainable style this brand adds to our wardrobes. If there is one thing that Elise Seitz wants to communicate with her designs, it is to stay positive at any given time and situation.
What we love: Besides the new range of shirts, sweaters and bags with statements like “Dear Beach”, “Hello, Goodbye” or “Love & Peace” the brand launched the new “SMILE” sweatpants which rounds up the new collection. These are a must have when it comes to comfortable and sustainable lounge wear. These grey sweatpants are made out of 85% organic cotton and 15% recycled plastic, have an adjustable waistband, pockets, say “SMILE” on the front and have a cute smiley face on the back.
Price: 95€ / 103 US$ (price range of whole collection: starts at 29€ / 32US$) | Shop it now: HEY SOHO
Why to buy: Honey Corn is a boutique, gender-neutral, Great British skincare range made with natural and organic ingredients. This clean beauty brand was born out of the desire to create pure botanic, organic, natural skincare products which possess curative properties that promote and maintain healthy skin. Their products contain high quality plant based ingredients and honey, formulated to nourish, hydrate and protect skin.
The Honey Corn range is a rich fusion of pure, clean and superior ingredients, high in essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins together with a high mineral content. Honey Corn makes your skin glow - whatever the season.
What we love: For around 2,700 years honey has been used as an antidote for a number of skin conditions. Some believe that depending on where the bees gather their nectar, honey is a veritable cure all. Even up until the second world war, honey was being used for its antibacterial properties in treating wounds. But with the advent of penicillin and other antibiotic drugs in the twentieth century, honey's medicinal qualities have taken a back seat. However honey is now firmly back in the driving seat as a natural treatment for damaged skin especially with so many curative benefits. Honey is an excellent natural skin treatment because it works well as a skin rejuvenator, anti-wrinkle remedy, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal as well as nourishing and hydrating your skin.
Price: From £18 GBP / From 20 € | Shop it now: HONEY CORN
Why to buy: The asymmetric patterns and vibrant colour combination of this Azilal rug is a striking interior piece narrating cultural stories and showcasing women’s craftwork of Morocco’s indigenous population. This Azilal rug is hand knotted & handwoven with precision and symbolism, made out of sheep wool and brought to you from a small village in rural Morocco.
New Berlin based brand Limala is dedicated to merge Moroccan artisanship, cultural story telling und conscious consumerism; and offers a unique collection of handmade Moroccan rugs in collaboration with small family businesses in the Atlas Mountains. Inspired by their Moroccan heritage and responsibility that comes along with it, the Limala founders Samira and Zaid ultimately aim to facilitate an ethical work relationship with the rug artists in rural Morocco that is not only mutually uplifting but also aims to find ways to deconstruct the postcolonial economic dependency of especially artisanal communities in Morocco.
What we love: Limala represents the idea to connect with people and cultures through a shared love for women’s artisanship in Morocco and focuses on the beauty of slow manual labour. As much as Limala is about promoting the beautiful handmade rugs, it also concentrates on storytelling about Morocco’s artisanal culture(s) and providing an authentic idea about the art of rug making and its incredible craftwork.
Limala shares culture while focusing on the humble and simple character of its countryside – absent from luxurious tourism. Having a Limala rug is being a part of a community that is mindful and conscious. Having a Limala rug is asking how to consciously consume culture and being curious to learn about Morocco’s artisanship. Limala brings those colourful stories to your home.
Price: 595 € / $651 USD | Shop it now: LIMALA
Why to buy: Maychoco is a small craft chocolate company based in Malaga, Spain. In their little shop they transform the cocoa bean into a ”bean to bar” chocolate. They do all by hand offering a unique taste and superb quality. They have chosen to work from their distinctive environment, their traditions and the Malagan Culture.
Maychoco is committed to obtain and elaborate chocolate in compliance with the cocoa farmers and the environment. That is why they choose sustainability that only can be provided by being true to these principles. The company is committed to people and nature.
What we love: Maychoco is a chocolate with a lot of sense. When you try any of their chocolates, you can taste the fusion of the cocoa from its origins and Malaga. Mayte Sánchez, the person behind the brand, seasons some of her creations with top quality local products from Malaga, such as extra virgin olive oil from Finca La Torre EVOO, seasonal mangoes grown in Axarquía, the national almonds salted in the Almensur cooperative or Flor de Sal derived from the Cádiz salt flats.
All the cocoa worked in Maychoco comes from plantations that respect the families that collect it and that are grown in a sustainable way with respect to the environment.
Price: 4.95€ / $ 5.42 USD | Shop it now: MAYCHOCO
Why to buy: Luxiders Magazine Digital 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: Luxiders Magazine goes Digital to offer some kind of escape. Not only for you, but for the people in hospitals. 100% of the price of all our Digital Magazines will go to Doctors without Borders, because today, more than ever, it is time to save our World.
Buying Luxiders Digital Magazines you will not only enjoy inspirational creativity and sustainable stories one-of-a-kind, but you will save lives.We can not belong to a sustainable community without contributing to help people. Are you in?
Special Price: 5 € / $5,50 USD | Shop it now: LUXIDERS MAGAZINE DIGITAL3