Why to buy: MIOMARTHA stands for feminine and puristic styles. Clean, Clear and Pure are not only the values of the brand but also reflect the design philosophy. Highest quality standards in materials, cut and creation without compromises - that is MIOMARTHA. Also, MIOMARTHA pursues the slow fashion approach - this is how all collections of the label complement each other and can be combined, not only with the individual looks but also with the prints and materials.
In addition, MIOMARTHA maintains a close and personal relationship with its producers, who are exclusively based in Europe. This fair and sustainable cooperation with the small manufacturers guarantees the implementation of the collections at the highest level of craftsmanship.
What we love: Nowadays, the style of the 80s is taken up again. To designer Heidi Koselowski personally the eighties represented a decade of trying things out. The fashion was wild, but it also became much more elegant at the same time. This approach was decisive in the development of the new collection: women should feel strong, self-confident and feminine at the same time in MIOMARTHA.
The silhouettes of the eighties with strong shoulders and narrow waist are implemented in the form of boxy, oversized blazers and high-cut pencil skirts. The key pieces in midnight blue, powdery tones such as nude, rosé and peach contrast with the essentials for which Heidi Koselowski relies on cream, blue and camouflage colors - colors that can also be found in earlier collections. With every look, the label relies on modern opposites: masculine meets feminine.
Price: Oversized Blazer: 659 € - 785 $ | Trousers: 445 € - 530 $ | Shop it now: MIOMARTHA
Why to buy: Reflect Eyewear was founded in London in 2018 by Andrea Pisano and international house Dj Francesco del Garda. Andrea grew up in his family-run sunglasses lab near Varese, in northern Italy, where the world’s leading glasses factories are housed. Son of an artisan who develops products for the biggest eyewear multinationals, he soon developed a passion for designing frames.
Designed in East London and sapiently hand-crafted in Italy by experienced artisans, Reflect Eyewear merges bold and experimental silhouettes inspired by the underground club culture with the highest quality material.
Durable, cutting edge and yet timeless, Reflect Eyewear sunglasses are designed to be an expression of the wearer’s personality - an everyday statement made to be worn now and forever.
What we love: Reflect Eyewear glasses are created with high-end acetate by Mazzucchelli and quality lenses by ZEISS and Divel Italia to provide maximum comfort and eye protection. Every pair of glasses is made in the family-run laboratory in Varese, near Milan, by artisans with over 30 years of experience in the field.
We love Metropolis Collection, strongly influenced by the lifestyle in big cities and London in particular, where the weather is unpredictable and the underground widely used. In response to these quickly changing light conditions, the sunglasses feature clear 24hr lenses or two-toned lenses with a dark upper and a clear bottom. Both types of lenses offer eye protection while not compromising on visibility and enhancing the frames’ distinctiveness.
Price: Model AF16H Crystal Green 189£ / 245 Dollars / 210€ | Shop it now: REFLECT EYEWEAR
Why to buy: Love fashion, think organic, be responsible – these are the maxims of LANIUS. Based on these principles, the vision of company founder Claudia Lanius is to combine eco-friendly materials with fair working conditions, feminine silhouettes and the perfect fit.
At LANIUS, they see sustainability as a future-oriented, ongoing process that takes into consideration people, animals and the environment. Sustainable development is based on the so-called three pillar system: economic, environmental and social. The defining strength is the ability to produce fair, high-quality and eco-friendly collections season after season. This competency is the result of years of experience, long-standing production relationships, a commitment to quality, our designers and our values.
What we love: The LANIUS collection starts the autumn/winter season 2020 with three fashion themes –Empathy, Identity and Thoughts–.
Cream-coloured natural tones and shades of brown and pure, casual looks dominate the harmonious colour palette of the Empathy Theme, in which the woolen Troyer plays a key role. Troyers are the sweater shape this season - oversize cut, with a high collar and zipper, the knitted sweater can be worn and combined in many different ways. Comfortably casual with jeans, cool with flannel dresses. The GOTS-certified sweater made of warming virgin wool from controlled organic farming and soft cotton from controlled organic cultivation in a slightly masculine, generous cut is definitely our LANIUS favourite!
Price: 169.90 € / $ 200.90 USD | Shop it now: LANIUS
Why to buy: Four Rabbit is a sustainable clothing company born from the love of travel. The Four Rabbit Chore Jacket is made from 100% recycled denim dead stock sourced from Guatemala. The jacket is constructed using a zero waste pattern and made locally in New York’s garment district. Keeping the local economy thriving and having an intimate relationship with our factories is a huge part of Four Rabbits ethos. The Chore Jacket is unisex and boasts six pockets, inside and out. Perfect for trekking city streets, laid back bike rides, and that extra layer when the nights get a little colder.
Functionality and good design are what sets Four Rabbit apart from other sustainable brands. Four Rabbit's Bandana Board Games are the next must have for any day-tripper. Each bandana comes packed in an indigo dyed cotton bag and game tokens are hand dyed with organic natural dyes. Bandanas are digitally printed locally with minimal waste.
What we love: Four Rabbit is breaking the eco-fashion stereotype by not only being sustainable and functional, but also delivering well-designed and stylish clothing and accessories. Four Rabbit wants the change the way we think about fashion. Where it is from, how it is made, and the impact those choices have socially, environmentally, and ethically.
Constantly looking to create multifunctional pieces that can seamlessly transition through multiple seasons is what makes Four Rabbits pieces ideal for any adventure big or small. Making sure waste is kept to a minimum in all facets of production, zero waste pattern-making and minimal waste fabrication is at heart of the brand. Packing envelopes are made from 100% recycled polyester and can be reused and recycled; all tags are made from recycled cotton.
Price: Chore Jacket 139 € / 165 $ | Bandana Board Game 29.50 €/ 34.95$| Shop it now: FOUR RABBIT
Why to buy: QUITE QUIET is a Berlin-based sustainable jewelry brand founded by Johanna Schoemaker and Jonas Buck with the intention to create pieces that people cherish and keep close for a long time.
Combining traditional craftmanship with an expertise in computer-aided design and digital manufacturing technologies, Quite Quiet is able to push the boundaries of traditional fine jewelry.
Material combinations of ceramics and gold, or airy necklaces woven from fine gold wires combined with vegetable tanned leather are just some of the details that lead to new aesthetics.
What we love: The designers emphasize in a deep level of care for all aspects of the jewelry. The collections are made out of fully traceable high-quality materials such as certified Fairtrade gold or recycled silver and are created or hand finished in Quite Quiets own atelier in Berlin. To ensure the highest quality results, selected manufacturing partners in Germany and the UK support Quite Quiet for certain production steps like fine jewelry casting and chain manufacturing.
Quite Quiet is the first German fine jewelry label that works exclusively with lab-grown colored gemstones and diamonds. Through this deliberate choice negative environmental effects of mining such as water pollution, soil erosion, deforestation and ecosystem destruction can be avoided, and lab grown gemstones are guaranteed conflict free.
Price: From 110€ / 132 US$ (Array Collection from 480€ / 568$) | Shop it now: QUITE QUIET
Why to buy: Onnoa Shoes is the first Alicante footwear firm that manufactures timeless Stilettos for women, 100% sustainable. Its production philosophy rests on three pillars of respect for the environment: shoes made only with natural materials and with a vegan line of supra-recycled fabrics, local manufacturing and carbon neutral footprint.
Onnoa Shoes only uses natural materials: the best quality leather, tanned with plants, through the traditional process of vegetable tanning. This leather does not contain chromium or heavy metals, so they do not pollute the environment and do not cause allergies to women using them.
Onnoa Shoes also offers a 100% vegan line that differs from the rest of the competitors by being made with supra-recycled fabrics.
What we love: Onnoa designs elegant and comfortable shoes for women concerned about the future of the planet. To make the process sustainable, Onnoa Shoes has calculated the carbon footprint of the manufacture of its shoes based on the results of a European study coordinated by Inescoop. Taking this report into account, the company collaborates with Bosques Sostenibles to offset its carbon footprint in an action to restore native forest in the Sierra de Gredos, which was devastated by a fire in 2009.
In this way, each of its manufactured products achieves a net result of zero emissions. In addition, they do not use any plastic in the packaging and, of course, they manufacture all their shoes in local Elda workshops.
Price: 89 to 109€ / $ 101 to 124 USD | Shop it now: ONNOA SHOES
Why to buy: WAYKS is a young brand focused on modular and sustainable travel and outdoor equipment. In addition to high functionality, the minimalist, well-thought-out design of the bags also meets the requirement for aesthetic travel equipment that can be perfectly combined with a daily outfit.
All backpacks are made from PFC-free and predominantly sustainable materials such as recycled PET bottles. To ensure that workers are paid fairly and can work under good conditions, all products are produced at the VAUDE Viet Nam production facility, recognized by bluesign® and Fair Wear Foundation. The founders of WAYKS, a brother-sister-duo, visit the factory regularly. The long-term goal of WAYKS is not only to use recycled materials, but to develop products in such a way that they are 100% recyclable.
In the future, WAYKS will continue to develop its range of travel equipment. An expansion of the bag range is already being planned, as is the first, sustainably produced apparel collection, consisting of jackets, raincoats and a reinterpretation of the classic, separable functional pants.
What we love: Thanks to the 3-in-1 principle, the WAYKS ONE can be transformed from a travel backpack into a smaller daypack and a separate camera, cooler or make-up bag. With a strong zipper, the insulated lower part, 'The Cube', can be separated from the upper part with one hand movement.
The outer compartments, a padded 15'' laptop sleeve with top and side access and several quick access pockets keep gear protected and organised. A clamshell opening on the back allows for easy, suitcase-style packing. The removable padded back section offers maximum comfort and the greatest possible relief from stressed back areas - especially on long trips. The ergonomic carrier system, also padded, can be adjusted for a perfect fit.
The recycled, water-repellent upper material offers a special look: The irregular weave of mottled yarns almost deceptively imitates the naturalness of solid linen. For a more filigree look, the back padding panel can be removed in simple steps and the carrying system can be replaced with simple, narrow straps.
Price: 79€ to 289€ / $95 to $345 USD | Shop it now: WAYKS
Why to buy: LEIT & HELD offers honest leather products with a timeless design, characterized by a fully traceable and sustainable supply chain. Local production is key at LEIT & HELD: It all takes place in Germany. This includes the whole value chain – from cow to product. The raw material comes from animals raised on organic farms in Southern Germany. The leather is tanned in the same region using exclusively vegetable extracts. Finally, the products are sewn by hand in a family-owned leather manufactory near Cologne. The result is a limited slow-fashion and unisex collection of leather bags and accessories - timeless and minimalistically designed.
LEIT & HELD aims to create more awareness for the responsible production of leather goods and allow a more mindful consumer behaviour while at the same time offering high-end products that will last for a lifetime.
What we love: LEIT & HELD combines the beauty and honesty of natural leather with a timeless and long-lasting design language. Every bag is unique, just like the animal, whose life on the meadow, some mosquito bites or skin folds are recognizable.
The bag speaks for itself: It shares the entire story of the farm animal to the final product. The haptic of the material explains what vegetable tanning and manual production mean.
This story is now continued by the usage of the bags. Over time and with the use of the bags, the leather changes its touch and feel, becomes darker and softer and develops its own patina. This gives each product its unique, noble character.
Price: 70€ to 450€ / $ 82 to $ 522 USD | Shop it now: LEIT & HELD
Why to buy: Made with Love by Natalia is a sustainable brand creating beauty for home and soul with timeless pieces that are unique to each wearer. A bold statement that not only looks good but is good to the environment.
What we love: The Pipa earring is based on the unique Chinese Macrame knot that is based on the Figure 8 shape, seen frequently on ancient Oriental clothing as a clasp and for decoration. The Pipa is a Chinese musical instrument similar to a Lute, which is pear shaped like the knot used in the earrings. This decorative piece makes very unique earrings marrying the past with the present.
Taking inspiration from the French Riviera, every item is hand-made from recycled, organic or sustainable materials imported from landfill sites all over the world. Putting the planet first in every decision, making the accessories use no water or chemicals. Any production waste Natalia incurs goes to local zero-waste initiatives and makes her brand truly circular.
Price: 12€ / $ 15 USD | Shop it now: MADE WITH LOVE BY NATALIA
Why to buy: Luxiders Magazine, in its fourth print issue, questions the notion of identity as a whole –culture, origin, gender, appearance…– through the words of change-makers such as young poet Amanda Gorman or curator Antwaun Sargent. The magazine analyses the work of revolutionary architect and designer Neri Oxman, visits London’s sustainable side and help you feeling the breath of nature at Bawah Islands.
Take the pulse to irreversible issues as CO2 emissions, the increase of reselling luxury fashion online and the possibilities of microbiota. Get inspired by the rock shadow meditations by Simon Hitchens; amazing photographer May Palar or the new, magical hybrid world by Brandy Kraft. Taste the flavour of the gastronomy made by a new wave of creative culinary thinkers re-establishing lost connections between land, food, communities, producers, restaurants and consumers. Take a look at Urban Gardening.
What we love: Luxiders Magazine Print Issue 4 has been redesigned with mores pages, new paper (recycled and certified, of course), illustrations, fresh typography and more contents to throw fantasy into our endlessly hurried world. Luxiders Magazine Print Issue 4, is PURE LOVE! Issue 4 is here to keep you positive trough the work of creatives, writers, emerging designers, honest brands, and big luxury houses with positive arguments and inclusive rhetoric, leading a better world. The fashion editorials Visionaries, Raining in Nigeria, The Dreamers or Hours, express this changing world we find ourselves in.
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 will help us doing it!
Price: 12 € / $13,31 USD | Shop it now: LUXIDERS MAGAZINE 4