Why to buy: The Aurelia rings are handmade from 100% recycled silver, post-consumer white sapphires extracted from old jewellery, and abalone diverted from waste. This new collection features the Oceania, Isle, and Costa rings–inspired in the mysticism of the sea.
What we love: The pieces were inspired by abalone shells and their sacred lore. Abalones have been revered throughout history for holding the healing powers of the ocean. The Aurelia rings capture the natural beauty of these treasures from the sea and the soothing energy carried by the abalone onto the wearer.
Price: 650 € – 550 € | Shop it now: WASHED ASHORE
Why to buy: MR. BRAVO is an eco-conscious womenswear brand created by Maria Bravo. Designed and made in Spain, each piece combines original design, sustainable textiles and vibrant colours. Maria drags inspiration from the female embodiment represented in art, cinema and culture. M.R BRAVO is made for women who want to match personal expression with day-to-day fashion needs.
Sustainability and innovation are an integral part of the brand. All the textiles used in her collection are Oeko-Tex certified, and most of the materials are either recycled or certified by GOTs. M.R BRAVO develops zero-waste pieces cutting down on the use of water and virgin resources.
What we love: This collection is inspired by urban women featuring a contemporary androgynous touch. Functionality and style, rhythm and calmness, passion and action bespeak M.R BRAVO’s new collection.
The textiles used are organic cotton, tencel and recycled polyester. Geometry-inspired pieces, where angles and curves complement the female figure are at the forefront of the collection. Basic shades, bright colours and joyful prints harmonise the fast-pace of the urban soul. M.R BRAVO is functional and mindful—it produces in small batches in the south of Spain and delivers in plastic-free packaging.
Price: 145 € / $172 USD | Shop it now: M.R BRAVO
Why to buy: JORD is a conscious, boutique fashion brand started in 2013. It has crafted the world's most popular collection of wood watches as well as a number of outstanding design and material innovations along the way. JORD has incorporated re-claimed materials in their timepieces from the beginning.
Beyond their unique material, these luxury wallets and handbags are designed with great detail and functionality making it a collection for everyone. In addition to innovative structure, fine lining, embossed hardware, and smooth YKK zippers, there are many features that enhance their utility: elegantly-expandable shoulder bags and customisable carrying options.
What we love: JORD’s Suberhide™ vegan handbags are finely-appointed with superior construction. They are offered in many vibrant colours & fashionable styles. These vegan bags are created from a unique fusion of Portuguese cork & woven fabric: thin layers of cork tree bark are set over woven material to provide strength & flexibility. The result is a soft, yet highly-durable handbag which is tear, abrasion and stain-resistant.
Most recently, it has launched its own brand of vegan leather called Suberhide™ which is a super durable, cork-infused luxury fabric featured best in their collection of sustainable handbags. JORD believes that they can create industry-leading conscious fashion that does not sacrifice style or quality.
Price: Bags 130 € - 270 € / Wallets 57 € | Shop it now: JORD
Why to buy: KEEN’s Highland Arway embodies consciousness and functionality as all its materials are eco-friendly and innovative. The Highland Arway features a breathable wool fabric made with 50% of recycled wool fibres. The reinforcement of the heel is made with high-quality leather certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG). KEEN has adopted innovative processes and a closed-loop control system that reduces water and chemical consumption whilst eliminating completely water pollution. In addition, the shoes are equipped with a biocide-free, natural odour control. The adaptable Luftcell PU footbed and the breathable mesh lining ensure comfort.
What we love: The Highland men’s collection by KEEN is made for everyday usage and little escapes. Just switch off and go offline. Enjoy being outdoors.Their sporty vibe combines seamlessly functionality, aesthetics and consciousness—they’re not only trendy and looking great, but they are also designed to be in line with KEEN's consciously created approach. The Arway and all other Highland versions in the collection bespeak love for adventure and care for the planet.
Price: 120 € | Shop it now: KEEN
Why to buy: Santos by Monica is a New York and Puerto Rico based handbags and accessories brand that hand crafts made-to-order pieces focusing on timelessness, quality and sustainability. Their vision of ethically made handbags means each piece is impeccably hand-crafted using high quality vegan materials. Santos handbags are made from Desserto (vegan leather crafted from cactus fibers), lined with a blend of PET recycled fabric and 100% organic cotton and occasionally uses deadstock vintage hardware. Their cactus vegan leather has the same properties of traditional leather, but it is much more eco-friendly and grows solely on rainwater, meaning that no irrigation is applied. It is grown in a farm in Mexico where only the mature leaves of the plant are cut, without damaging the cactus or cutting the tree itself.
What we love: As a brand, Santos aims to produce at a slower pace and process. They do not believe in seasons and each handbag style they design is produced in limited quantities. In the interest of maintaining their brand values, only a certain amount of each unique handbag style designed is produced. Each piece is labeled and numbered reflecting care and detail and giving purpose to every piece. For every handbag sold, Santos by Monica plants a tree.
Price: 114 € / $135 USD | Shop it now: SANTOS BY MONICA
Why to buy: ONAM STUDIO’s apparel are high quality, limited edition, and ethically made with sustainable dead-stock fabrics + one of a kind vintage finds. ONAM has built a solid base of family-run contractors and local craftsmen with whom they work. Fabrics are locally sourced and sewn in their hometown in Los Angeles, California. Each garment is constructed to last, and fine details such as french seaming can be found throughout. Environmental consciousness and ethical working conditions are at their core. ONAM's production is done in small batches allowing them to cut down on waste. From design, development, manufacturing to packaging—the brand adopts the most sustainable options. They produce locally making sure they can be responsible for their footprint.
What we love: The O stand for Old, wise, vintage, objects, fabrics, and garments that are able to cope with the passing of time. Vintage has always been the backbone in our wardrobe, and is always a unique offering with its quirks. The N is for New–newly-made pieces sourced from dead-stock fabrics. The A and the M is for Artisan-Made. Ethically-made-hand-crafted goods. Supporting local communities and artists.
ONAM is ON A Mission to do their part to set a positive example in the apparel industry. For every garment sold, one tree is planted through their partnership with ONE TREE PLANTED
Price: 106 € - 296 € / $125 - $350 USD | Shop it now: ONAM STUDIO
Why to buy: Etisha Collective is a contemporary luxury brand with sustainability at its core. The collective has married a 400-year-old weaving tradition with modern design and innovation; their weavers have perfected the handwoven artistry over generations: towels are handcrafted using the traditional wooden looms and dyed with natural and organic dyes.
Likewise, Etisha Collective produces limited collections that cover various purposes: from beach, bath to spa towels all available in different sizes. The brand also offers customisation services that allow customers add their names / messages on the towels.
What we love: Etisha’s threads are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)-certified organic cotton sourced from the Black Sea region in Turkey, which is renowned for its quality. In addition to the environmental benefits of using organic cotton—for it consumes less water and avoids long distance traveling—organically processed cotton is more absorbent, releases moisture more effectively, and preserves its natural bacteria-fighting ability which avoids musty smells whilst making the fabric easy to clean.
Etisha is currently working with Minespider to develop digital tracking technology that will enable customers scan their tags to know the journey behind their products.
Price: 50 € - 180 € | Shop it now: ETISHA COLLECTIVE
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