Why to buy: Nuclieus has designed the first ever luxury bracelet for the Apple Watch. The Power Bracelet seamlessly integrates the best of both worlds and envisions a future where the two - technology and luxury - can coexist. Handcrafted in the diamond capital of the world, Antwerp (Belgium), each Power Bracelet is adorned with only the finest ethically sourced lab-grown diamonds. Physically, chemically and optically identical to earth mined diamonds, lab-grown diamonds provide a clear path to a conflict-free and sustainable future in fine jewelry.
Nuclieus offers the possibility to personalize additional links on the bracelet with diamonds.
What we love: The smartwatches of today lack heritage, elegance, and most importantly, they lack a soul. Nuclieus conceptualized the Bracelet as a symbol of the power that makes each person truly unique. The Bracelet embodies an influential memory, a momentous accomplishment, and the consequential triumphs that are yet come. The Power Bracelet simply snaps on and elevates the Apple Watch to exemplify an aura, far greater than any traditional timepiece. Nuclieus finally makes staying connected, impressive.
Nuclieus donates a portion of profits to the V Day Foundation, supporting the empowerment of women to stand up against gender based violence.
Price: From 549 €- 1299 € / $599 - $1449 USD | Shop it now: NUCLIEUS
Why to buy: The Opera Jacket is the perfect companion for the festive season. It’s an easy-to-wear kimono jacket made from a vibrant jacquard fabric in red and green with a bit of glitter. It reminds us of the art of Matisse and that is why we love it so much. The jacket is closed with a tie belt and has two pockets in the front. The fabric is made by a traditional jacquard weaver in France and is sewn in Romania.
AA Gold makes sustainable fashion that goes a step further by applying zero waste principles to the design-process. They use design to have a more holistic approach of sustainability. In the conventional manufacturing of garments, up to 20% of fabric is lost as cut-off‘s. Their patterns use 100% of the material and they don‘t generate waste during the manufacturing process.
What we love: AA Gold believes in Zero waste - 100% attitude. For AA Gold, it‘s not about sacrifice, but about the respectful and economical use of resources.
In addition to avoiding waste, it is important to them to use materials that are of high quality and sustainably produced. Also to work together with manufacturers who guarantee fair and respectful working conditions.
Their prototypes and samples are made in Munich in cooperation with local partners. They buy their materials from European, eco-certified manufacturers. The production is carried out by a Romanian manufacturer who has familiarized herself with the implementation of Zero Waste principles and with whom they work together with confidence.
Price: 365€ / $405 USD | Shop it now: AA GOLD
Why to buy: Enhanced by delicate, sustainable or organic fabrics Shakkei provides green, sustainable fashion for women and men. The collections are exclusively made in Austria and other EU countries, thus creating value for local businesses, reducing CO2 emissions from transport and allowing for constant quality control.
Gabriel Baradee celebrates the 10th anniversary of his sustainable fashion label Shakkei with his 20th collection. He is a pioneer and expert for sustainable fashion in Austria. The current Fall/Winter collection quotes highlights of his oeuvre and looks optimistically towards the future.
What we love:Dress Kami was manufactured in a social production in Vienna and the new Shakkei pattern design was printed in Germany.
The source of inspiration is the art of calligraphy: Similar to a brush gently floating over paper the dress features smooth lines and dynamic elements. The dress enchants by its fluid silhouette, its softly draped layers and the extravagant colour palette. According to the sustainable direction of Shakkei, the Japanese nature spirits of Kami serve as the collection’s name patrons.
Price: 279 € / $310 USD | Shop it now: SHAKKEI
Why to buy: At London W11, they make luxurious cashmere garments that suit the world of today and the future. Conscious design for mindful luxury - they connect with the conscious consumer: highest quality of cashmere yarn, sourced from mills who work in direct partnership with the herders, encouraging sustainable herding and grazing practice; a manufacturer in Italy who shares their values and works accordingly; their commitment to transparency by sharing their process with you down to the level of cost of every garment they make.
What we love: London W11 is from the start a slow fashion brand. They broke away from the relentless cycle of design and production demanded by seasons. They create cashmere garments that bridge luxury and craftsmanship, made with care and detail; with purpose to every piece to outlast trends for a maximum of longevity. Their solution to a sustainable wardrobe: Thought through, timeless modern garments, made to wear diversely – seamlessly integrate into the modern woman’s lifestyle, today and in the future.
Price: 265€ -$299 USD | Shop it now: LONDON W11
Why to buy: This ensemble is fresh and dynamic, designed for active women who enjoy nature responsibly and are conscious about their clothing. This comfortable, figure-hugging high waisted legging is flattering to all shapes. The subtle side striped detail gives a bold and edgy look to an everyday piece. The long sleeve, open back rash-guard is perfect for a yoga stretch, a fun night or you can also wear it as a swimsuit in the summer. Folk, the brand, has sustainable practices and focuses on reducing its carbon footprint and creating a social positive impact in the fashion industry. "Some of our initiatives include the use of recycled materials, local production, traceability, fair labor conditions, collaboration with social projects and transparency in our production chain.” Says Carolina, founder and designer at Folk.
What we love: Folk's designs are timeless and versatile, thought to be worn during sports or casual activities. These pieces provide comfort and support on every move. The fabrics have the latest technology for a soft, rich and long lasting finish, including UV protection. The garments are made with Repreve® recycled polyester, Econyl® regenerated nylon and Lycra Extra-lifeTM. These have also been certified with the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®, ensuring that products that are harmful to the human skin are non existent. This collection ‘Love the ocean’ has the purpose of inspiring environmental awareness and fostering lively and responsible activity in the ocean. The prints are inspired by coral reefs and the profits will support coral reef conservation.
Price: 180€ -$186 USD | Shop it now: THE CIRCULAR PROJECT
Why to buy: Trace Collective is reinterpreting sustainability by producing solely with fabrics that have positive environmental impacts, increasing soil fertility and biodiversity. Founders Antonia and Aroa have placed a lot of emphasis on setting up a circular supply chain, which means that they offer a for life repair guarantee and that their clothes are fully biodegradable. And to make sure that no questions remain unanswered, the pair uses blockchain to provide radical transparency on everything you may wonder, from your clothes' origin, to their impact and production costs.
What we love: Longevity and traceability are at the core of each piece, showing that beautiful design can be responsibly undertaken. At a time when the word sustainable is starting to lose its meaning, Trace Collective takes a radical stance by producing only to the highest standards and offering full transparency. Every piece in this collection stands out for its luxe silhouettes and soft touch, and its designs have been carefully engineered to offer maximum comfort and versatility.
Pre-orders will be available in Kickstarter from November 5th, with 20%-50% discounts in all prices for the launch.
Price: £55-£395 / €65 - €455 | Register now to access pre-orders with exclusive discounts: TRACE COLLECTIVE
Why to buy: Whether you have a newborn or a crawling baby, the TBB organics has the most adorable selection of sustainable clothing for your little one. Blending comfort with style in an irresistible and dreamy watercolor design, this Kites Baby Romper is sure to make the most fashionable baby outfits. Made from organic, ultra-soft and eco- friendly cotton materials, this romper is ideal for the baby’s sensitive skin.
What we love: The organic baby rompers offered by TBB organics are ultra-soft, flattering and eye-catching. Every single design is carefully handmade in Germany with eco- friendly materials and sustainable production that avoids waste. The organic cotton fabrics are GOTS certified and printed locally, using eco–friendly technology in order to save hundreds of liters of water when compared to conventional dyeing methods.
Price: 31,55 € / $34,99 USD | Shop it now: TBB ORGANICS
Why to buy: This unique blend of the highest quality cold pressed moringa oil and organic lavender oil combines to create a luxurious facial oil full of antioxidants. Sourced in Thailand, the Moringa Tree or Miracle Tree is known for its healing powers, with over 46 different antioxidants that will ensure you keep your glow. Blended with lavender to create the No.8 Sleep blend it also acts as a wonderful natural sleep aid. Lily & Mortimer assures to be committed to source sustainably –from the morgina oil, grown organically by rice farmers, giving them an additional income stream; to their plastic free packaging–.
What we love: Its natural earthy tones, when inhaled, give you an immediate sense of calm. The amazing moisturisation and glow it gives your skin, in our fast paced world, they demonstrate the benefits of slowing it down and creating your own sanctuary.
Lily & Mortimer's Oil - No.8 Sleep complements their organic, fairtrade bedding, bringing us their unique blend of the amazing natural products found in Asia with their timeless style.
Price: 29.99 € / $33.24 USD | Shop it now: LILY MORTIMER
Why to buy: 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