Why to buy: Natalia Berilo is a disruptive brand specialized in creating bags made for people who appreciate unique objects with soul, who recognize and value fashion as a functional artwork that accompanies us in our day to day.
Following a slow fashion philosophy, Natalia Berilo produces timeless collections in Ubrique, a Spanish town known worldwide for its craftmanship and "know-how" in high-end leather goods. To the designer, manufacturing in Ubrique is giving strength to craftsmanship, helping to preserve decades of tradition. Indeed, Ubrique is currently retaking its place in the world of luxury fashion. Each bag is made by hand following high quality standards. All models use an invisible opening system that gives them the exclusive brand kinetics.
What we love: Natalia Berilo creates unique avant-garde pieces with visual force, using geometric figures that we find in nature as inspiration. The designer tells us that, without realizing it, we live in a replica of nature: "Everything around us has its colors, its shape and its soul. Isn't the human being a product of nature? Seen this way, it is not surprising that all art and all our creations contain it."
The minerals, in their crystallization, show us infinite geometric shapes, and it is there, in the hexagonal crystallization of the mineral Beryl, where Natalia has found much of her inspiration. The more she investigates the minerals the more they surprise her: "I have discovered the large amount of minerals that they use to make the objects that we use daily, and that is why I have the need to capture, in a utilitarian object, the shapes they have without being processed."
Price: 290€ to 550€ / $ 315 to $ 600 USD | Shop it now: NATALIA BERILO
Why to buy: Vanessa Sposi is an ethically made and eco-conscious swimwear brand infused with natural antioxidants. Designed in Paris, woven in Italy and made in Portugal, each piece is created with love and combines quality, textile innovation and a tailored fit to meet their mantra: beauty meets the sea.
At Vanessa Sposi sustainability is an integral part of the brand’s mission. The fabrics used are Oeko-Tex certified (free of harmful substances) and the majority of their models are made from Econyl (recycled yarn from plastic waste recovered from the oceans). This results in cleaner oceans and swimwear that good for your body & soul.
The linings are impregnated with natural antioxidants, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, to soothe and nourish sun-drenched skin.
All of their packaging and hang tags are made from recyclable Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified paper. As a member of ‘1% for the Planet’ the brand is committed to protecting the environment, they will dedicate 1% of our total sales to environmental non profit organizations, annually.
What we love: Vanessa Spossi believes in more sustainable fashion to provide the perfect timeless piece, the one that stands the test of time, the one that collects summers.
Their first collection, ETE 0I, shifts the focus from temporary trends to long-lasting essentials. Investing in timeless pieces that will be worn for many years to collect summers. Gone are the fast-fashion swimsuits and ephemeral memories, now it’s time for authenticity and sincerity for a more responsible consumption and the will to go back to basics.
Inspired by the rich cultural crossbreeding and the raw and sunny Ibiza settings, Vanessa embarks on a celebration of color creating a tableau of pastel and neutral toned redolent of the rise and setting of the sun. The designer unveils a collection that honours women. An Ode to beauty and effortless style, for today’s modern woman, with a sleek 90’s design, seamless finish, with the nourishing power of antioxidants, for a most sculptural fit that embodies femininity.
Price: From 85€/90$ for two-piece and 185€/200$ for one-piece | Shop it now: VANESSA SPOSI
Why to buy: Akind offers high quality and ethically sourced jewelry made of 100% 14K solid recycled gold and lab-grown diamonds, providing that luxurious jewelry can be sustainable, transparent and affordable.
Designed in Stockholm with the timeless, delicate and minimalistic Scandi influences from home, Akind’s jewelry is made to last forever.
Akind offers free shipping with purchases over €100 within Europe and 30-days easy returns.
What we love: Akind’s Diamond Rings are dainty, perfectly cut and impeccably polished, balancing the reflection of light and sparkles delightfully. They’re perfect for all occasions, worn alone or stacked.
Akind’s latest shape - the Baguette Diamond Ring - delivers a distinctive and edgy look. The sharp corners and long sides of the baguette diamond allow this shape to perfectly highlight clarity and color. The Baguette-cut lab-grown diamond is prong-set inside a thin cylinder of 14K solid gold. Diamond size is 0.11 ct.
Price: From 180 € / $ 196 USD | Shop it now: AKIND
Why To Buy: Michaela Buerger was one of the few brands to work with the idea of #whomademyclothes and #womenempowerment years before it was a hashtag. In association with a Bosnian Collective they produce together since 2012 handmade pieces, proving that a philanthropic approach can be a healthy business. The collective seeks to give women affected by war, or have little or no income the opportunity to re-engage in their communities through knitting, and aims to protect, promote and preserve the handcrafts of female knitters. In addition, it attempts to transfer traditional skills to younger generations, as well as to create advantageous economical and psychological conditions for women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.
In 2011, there were 15 women who were part of the organization. Since then, the organization has trained more than 200 women, and currently 150 of them are working. The collective places a great emphasis on diversity, integration and acceptance.
What we love: Michaela Buerger grew up in a small village in the south of Austria, living her childhood surrounded by many Austrian traditions and typical folklore clothing, called Tracht. Her mother knitted at home custom orders of traditional Austrian knit cardigans - pieces with a strong identity and technically very challenging over an ultra-feminine and charming style. With her new collection «Origins», she turns to her knitting heritage and designs precious traditional Tracht-inspired hand-knits. A combination of challenging knit-techniques, embroidery, and ultra-feminine shapes, that come together to form a poetic and sustainable language that can be worn throughout the year. Experimentation is also key, so at present, recycled fabrics and threads are being upcycled into luxury crochet bags.
Michaela’s stockist list include Le Bon Marche, Paris; Bergdorf Goodman, New York; Galeries Lafayette, Paris; Isetan, Tokyo; Shopbop, USA; and Tom Greyhound, Seoul.
Price: €80 - €450 / $88 - $490 USD | Shop it now: MICHAELA BUERGER
Why to buy: Billi London is the world’s first biodegradable tights for modern women. The company has invented a new generation of tights, decomposing in less than five years in landfill versus traditional tights requiring anywhere from 40 to 100 years. Designed in the UK by two French entrepreneurs, Billi London's tights are sustainably and ethically produced in Italy.
While tights might not be an obvious force for social change, Billi London’s innovative product will offer a real opportunity to move the needle on problems that transcend its little category. Alongside being the first enhanced biodegradable tights, Billi London is aiming to become the world's first zero waste tights brand, a long term objective.
What we love: Sensuality and playfulness are at the heart of these tight designs, giving women the confidence to stand out, making a bold statement with their outfit safe in the knowledge that to do so they don’t have to compromise on sustainability for quality designs.
Billi London’s tights are available via a bi-monthly subscription model, delivering beautifully curated boxes directly to the consumer’s door. Product lines are limited, choosing quality over quantity, with a unique belt, fashionable patterns, and a seamless design to provide the most comfortable experience, that women will even forget they are wearing tights!
Price: About 25 € / $ 27 USD | Shop it now: BILLI LONDON ON ULULE
Why to buy: anmila sportswear wants to motivate women to lead an active, sustainable and self-confident lifestyle. The colors and designs of the collections they make are inspired by nature and are meant to transmit power and energy.
Since sustainability is a high priority to anmila sportswear, all garments are made from recycled materials and are also vegan.
The super soft fabrics come from Italy, are Oeko-Tex 100 certified and are made in Germany. In words of the designer: "neither people nor the environment should be exploited for the manufacture of our products."
Anmila wants us to enjoy every workout and celebrate life.
What we love: anmila has developed an expressive collection for women that not only looks good, but also does good for the environment and supports fair working conditions. All leggings and tops are made from recycled polyester (PET bottles) from Italy. The fabric is printed in Germany and sewn in a small family business near Chemnitz. This means that production is conserved in terms of resources, the transport routes are kept short and all environmental and occupational safety conditions are complied with.
All ingredients for the clothing are Oeko Tex 100 and also PETA vegan approved certified.
Price: From 39€ to 69 € / From $42 to$75 USD | Shop it now: anmila sportwear
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