Why to buy: Since his departure as the Issey Miyake Men’s Designer, Yusuke Takahashi has been busy working on the launch of his new brand CFCL (Clothing for Contemporary Life). With a passion to be both sustainable and innovate how the fashion industry creates clothes, his new brand aims to bring effortless, cool, and gender fluid clothes with a focus on conscious craftsmanship.
With the brand’s values being rooted in creating garments that minimize waste, are transparent on production process, CFCL aims to give its customers friendly easy to wear pieces for everyday use or for “contemporary life”.
What we love: CFCL’s debut collection, “VOL.1 Knit Ware”, is focused on innovative technology using certified, sustainable recycled polyester yarns to create its curated selection of primarily knit pieces. “Knit Ware” is used to represent both the material used and the design inspiration for the collection. Drawing inspiration from the silhouette of Ware, or ceramic made pottery, the first collection includes timeless and easy-to-wear pieces. Named directly after its design inspiration, the “POTTERY DRESS”, is an effortless knitwear dress and a signature piece in the debut collection. Keeping true to its mission to be eco-conscious, it is made from recycled plastic bottles and uses state of the art technology to eliminate waste from the production process.
Price: $850 USD / 700 € | Shop it now: CFCL
Why to buy: You deserve the best and LANIUS has it. This blazer is made of organic and pure merino wool and recycled polyester. The design is made with love for details in cologne. The production is made under fair conditions in Portugal.
Tone-in-tone, it is a perfect match with Marlene trousers and turtlenecks as a feminine-cool suit for an elegant evening appearance; casual with jeans, sneakers and turtlenecks for a cool office look.
Sustainable business wear is comfortable and suitable for everyday wear - regardless of the occasion. This is a cool blazer with a slightly loose fit, lapel collar, horn buttons, indicated pockets and viscose lining for a pleasant wearing experience.
What we love: 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. They assume responsibility for people, animals and the environment. That‘s why their production sites comply with social and environmental standards which are regularly checked by independent institutions and by them personally. Out of their love and respect for animals, they use neither real fur nor down. When it comes to wool, they stick to a strict „no-mulesing“ policy. Animal welfare certification (kbT) guarantees that animal husbandry is appropriate to the species, feeding must be biologically (e.g. without genetic modification), fattening is forbidden and the reproduction may only occur naturally.
Price: €289,90 | Shop it now: LANIUS
Why to buy: Tenun Ikat Sikka, which means "ikat fabrics made in Sikka", is a name to remember. Forget is the fast pace of everyday life and simply take time for something that is important and was created with a lot of commitment, patience, love and respect. Respect for the environment, their ancestors, attention to detail and nature and patience until a meaningful pattern appears on a piece of fabric.
With your purchase, you can also contribute to the survival of textile arts and crafts in Sikka. A good example of a creative collaboration is the Zurich fashion label "Ni", which has been working with the weavers' association of Tenun Ikat Sikka since 2020 and creates unique garments from the valuable fabrics.
What we love: The weavers from Sikka create unique fabrics whose motifs reflect a certain symbolism. They live in harmony with nature - the patterns and dyeing of the fabrics are characterised from the flora and fauna of their diverse island. They extract the dyes by hand from the plants and fruits locally and dye the threads in the tie-dye process. Black, for example, is obtained out of indigo leaves and red out of noni fruits.
Ikat from Sikka contains a wealth of history, culture and passion for artisanal art: unique pieces instead of fast-moving mass-produced goods. The production is an elaborate centuries-old process. Ikat fabrics are not dyed or printed with industrial printing techniques, but by hand.
Price: 137 € / $ 167 USD | Shop it now: TOQAPU
Why to buy: Founded in 2018 by Rina Einy, Culthread makes stylish casual jackets, coats and accessories you will want to wear for years. Culthread is a 'slow fashion' , female oriented, Vegan brand with values that uncompromisingly respect the planet and all inhabitants. Every single item is hand-made by talented craftspeople in Rina's own atelier in Vietnam from painstakingly researched materials, all of which comply with the company's high principals.
What we love: Did you know that in the 17th Century women's clothing did not have pockets as they had no access to money or property to put into them! Even now, pockets in women's clothing are often too small or unsecure. Going out, hands-free and still being able to carry everything as well as being prepared for inclement showers are considered essential at Culthread.
Price: From £95 to £475 | Shop it now: CULTHREAD
Why to buy: Onesta is a new beautiful eco-luxury brand aimed at those who care about making a difference. Creating timeless slow fashion, Onesta designs and produces small, considered collections using sustainable and innovative materials, thinking about every component, from carefully sourced fabrics down to the thread, which is made from recycled plastic bottles.
What we love: Onesta’s first collection of loungewear has arrived at the perfect time and ideal for working from home. Expertly made for both men and women, their ultra-soft loungewear is made from natural fibers and is free from harsh chemicals. Each timeless piece is handmade in the UK to an exceptional quality and is designed to be worn for years to come.
Price: £85 / 97.04 € / $117.57 | Shop it now: ONESTA
Why to buy: Komorebi is the first Carbon Negative, animal-product free clothing company in the world. What is Carbon Negative? Carbon Negative is not the same as Carbon Neutral.
Every article of clothing that is manufactured has a certain carbon footprint. If a brand is “carbon neutral,” that means it reduces its carbon emissions in the supply chain and then offsets the carbon leftovers back to zero carbon emissions —by planting trees, or using carbon capture technologies, for example. Komorebi wants to leave the world not as we found it, but better. Not only does Komorebi use renewable energy sources to produce the clothing and plant trees. Komorebi also invests in biodiversity projects all around the world, ensuring that the net positive impact as a company, and the net impact of every article shipped to people’s homes, is increased one-hundred fold.
What we love: The urgency to tackle climate change and our appetite for creativity led Komorebi to build the first Carbon Negative, animal-product free clothing company in the world. The name Komorebi, is a Japanese expression for the interplay of light and leaves when sunlight streams through the trees. Their name, in its union of the natural and the aesthetic, encapsulates their mission: to bring you bold, high quality loungewear, and to do so Carbon Negatively, vegan, and with full transparency.
Their designer, a Central St Martins fashion design graduate, creates original artworks that are Pantone-matched and embroidered onto their garments. All their pieces are cut to give you an effortless, flattering, oversized fit. Komorebi cares about about how their clothes feel, so their double-faced cotton is rubbed with a steel brush to offer you the softest sensation. You’ll never want to take it off—almost.
Price: From £38-£78 pounds / $53-109 USD / 43-89 € | 10% Discount Code: LUXIDERS10 |Shop it now: KOMOREBI
Why to buy: House of Alice is all about slow sustainable fashion and focuses on the production of fair-trade t-shirts, all designed and made in the UK. Everything is sourced, created, packaged and shipped sustainably. All T-shirts are produced in limited quantities, ensuring a carefully curated and small scale production. The brand holds no stock and only fulfils orders made by their community ensuring a conscious, responsible approach to wastage. The t-shirts are made from organic cotton, sourced from a GOTS-certified, Fairtrade and Fair Wear audited producer. The Global Organic Textile Standard(GOTS) label certifies that every stage of production – from farm to factory – is non-GMO and free of chemicals and banned toxic substances. All dyes used are eco friendly too.
What we love: House of Alice is a sustainable t-shirt brand for the modern woman – a woman who has a considered approach to her fashion choices and is decisive in her actions. A woman who wants to have a positive impact on the world. A House of Alice t-shirt is history revisited, inspired by 90s’ nostalgia and passionately aiming to bring graphic tees to the forefront of your wardrobe. The t-shirts are designed to last and to be a wardrobe staple that you can build your outfit around. Their first collection focuses on A - the letter synonymous with the brand and its female founder. Gone are the fast-fashion and throw away garments.
Price: 39 € / £ 35 | Shop it now: HOUSE OF ALICE
Why to buy: A bold red? A delicate pink? Or perhaps a mysterious burgundy? The color of a lipstick should not only match the wardrobe, it should also express the personality and mood of the person wearing it. With 18 radiant shades, there is the right color for every occasion and taste.
Dr. Hauschka Lip Care pampers the lips with precious, natural waxes, almond oil, and well as medical plant extracts, especially from rose petals. Mineral pigments provide you with your favourite colors. Discover the six new colors of Dr. Hauschka’s lipsticks now!
What we love: Dr. Hauschka is a 100% certified premium natural skin care brand from Germany operating since more than 50 years, making not only a positive impact on your skin, but also on the planet. The cosmetics are free from silicones, PEGs and synthetic preservatives, and instead contain 100% raw materials, mostly “organic” and often even “demeter”. Their care line and make-up is certified by “NATRUE”.
The raw materials are harvested manually in their medical plant garden in the fields on their farm in the Swabian Alb or with partners over the world. They are committed to protect the environment, not only because it has been imprinted in the brand's history, but also for the planet health in the future.
Price: 19,50 € / 25 $ | Shop it now: DR.HAUSCHKA
Why to buy: The NP Studio is a new independent fashion label that creates unique, ethically crafted, gender-neutral pieces. Every single garment is designed and handmade-to-order in the label’s own studio, featuring high-quality craftsmanship, functionality and strong durability. Since founded, the label has been focusing on eliminating its waste and carbon footprint, while continually searching and experimenting with upcycled materials and new eco-friendly and vegan fabrics such as Tanboocel-Bamboo, Recycled (regen) and Dead Stock, to name a few.
Following a 100% gender-neutral and seasonless design philosophy, The NP Studio’s pieces are equally tailored to apply to every-body, him, her, them, respecting the right to identity. The label’s newly launched collection ‘’Genesis’’, inspired by the concept of rebirth, features a beautiful and versatile range of pieces, all ethically made with sustainable materials. The garments are then hand-painted with geometrical brush prints, and feature exquisite details and cool architectural silhouettes that are emphasized with movement.
What we love: The NP Studio is a contemporary fashion brand that embodies authentic design, core sustainability ethics and bold social values. Founded by Nickos Petrou, who has studied fashion design at the prestigious London College of Fashion, the Athens-based label offers high-quality, sustainable clothing for the modern and conscious individual living in the city.
Mixing urbanism with nature, the label creates high-end streetwear pieces that are kind to our planet, people and animals. To the founder, fashion should be about self-expression beyond social and gender stereotypes and we love how the label’s pieces are tailored to reflect this message by bringing to the wearer a sense of freedom and confidence with a dynamic, yet celebratory vibe.
Price: €19.5 - €468 / $23.50 - $563 | Shop it now: THE NP STUDIO
Why to buy: 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.5 focuses on artists, poets, designers, photographers and brands inspiring people to Rise & Shine sustainably in these challenging times.
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.
What we love: Print Issue 5 (also available in digital format) analyzes in depth the sustainable plans of the main luxury fashion brands, informing in detail the steps taken and their future plans. "Is it an epiphenomenon? Marketability?". The media also publishes an must-read article on “The importance of Craftmanship in Fashion”, where founders of NGOs as Nest and Ethical Fashion Iniciative share an honest and sometimes heartbreaking point of view on how is the real relationship between fashion brands and the indigenous people who sew their “exclusivity”.
In Culture, the world-renowned poet, educator, workshop leader, and lecturer Roger Robinson talks on poetry, creative citizenship and racism. Also artists like Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Luca Tombolini, and Jukhee Kwon capture the immensity and sublimity of the inner World through their artworks. Writer Marge Piercy, critically acclaimed on the National Best Sellers list, and The New York Times Best Sellers list, share her love for feminism, antiwar, and environmental causes, a passion often reflected in her work.
Price: 12 € / $ 14 USD| Shop it now: LUXIDERS MAGAZINE 5