Why to buy: Karl Lagerfeld welcomes model, actress and activist Amber Valletta as co-creator of their first sustainable accessories collection. The line of essential accessories is crafted using innovative, socially sustainable materials sourced with minimal ecological impact.
This environmentally conscious collection is part of KARL LAGERFELD’s ongoing commitment to achieving key environmental goals shared in the G7 Fashion Pact. The profits generated from the sale of the KARL LAGERFELD X AMBER VALLETTA K/Kushion will be donated to a charity that supports the goals of the Fashion Pact.
What we love: The K/Kushion was inspired by a tailor-made cushion that Karl Lagerfeld carried on his worldly travels; few people knew about the cushion, which he had kept since his childhood, and over time it became weathered and torn. Mimicking this silhouette, the K/Kushion bag has a voluminous effect and is pillowy soft to touch.
Price: € 308 / £ 265 / $ 370 USD | Shop it now: KARL LAGERFELD
Why to buy: R99 sneakers are ethically manufactured with vegan leather, PU. Although PU vegan leather is not 100% sustainable, it is “...found to have less than half of the environmental impacts as their animal-derived counterparts,” according to the Pulse of the Fashion Industry report (2017). R99 vegan leather is light, breathable and water resistant.
The first R99 collection focuses on three elements: versatility, simplicity and colour. Versatility: R99 is perfect for a variety of activities. It fits you, not the other way around. Simplicity: the make-up is simple yet sophisticated because, needless to say, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Colour: although Black and White are technically not colours, with black not visible in the colour spectrum - they evoke BOLD emotions! R99 combines Black and White to evoke feelings of strength, elegance, freshness and posivity.
What we love: R99 is a lifestyle of wit and grit; a story of triumph. It's a story of Mncedisi MC Siteleki, who grew up in an underprivileged township in South Africa, and had one pair of ruined shoes in University. With his first paycheck as a student assistant, he was able to afford his first pair of sneakers, which amounted to R99.99 (ZAR), approximately 6€. After moving to Norway about 9 years later, MC started his own shoe brand, calling it R99. The story behind R99 sneakers, the design and colours work together to represent a lifestyle of becoming Bolder and Better in anything and everything we do.
Price: 199 € / $199 USD | Shop it now: R99
Why to buy: FARAH NAZ New York is a new sustainable ready-to-wear line that also insures the perfect fit. They pride themselves on sustainable practices using recycled and eco-friendly fabrics when possible. Their recycled jeans are made from recycled fabric that uses a waterless process that reduces 96% of the water normally used in denim finishing. Their other jeans are made with organic cotton, recycled polyester and we use a cellulose fiber fabric that is derived from wood pulp. The Cupro Silk that they use, also known as vegan silk, doesn’t contain any animal by-products, is cruelty free, low maintenance and machine washable unlike regular silk which is dry clean only using many chemicals. Their philosophy has always been to create fashion that not only speaks to the world of making clothing using sustainable practices, but also boosts your confidence in knowing your sustainable garment is chemical-free and environmentally friendly.
What we love: FARAH NAZ has a nice variety of ready-to-wear dresses for a great fitting outfit ready for any occasion. They keep a limited stock of each item because they avoid mass production to maintain quality and sustainable practices.For the planet-conscious woman who wants to feel good about what she is wearing, the sustainable ready-to-wear collection is a fantastic conversation starter and head-turner. The delicate design of the collection is simple yet accomplished, with eco-friendly jeans, double silk jumpsuits, cashmere, or cupro silk outfits.
FARAH NAZ is also known for her eco-friendly Haute Couture evening and wedding gowns which have turned heads on the runway. FARAH NAZ New York will continue to take similar steps in the future in order to continue its contribution to making this world a better place for the next generations to come.
Price: $119-$134 USD | Shop it now: FARAH NAZ NEW YORK
Why to buy: Lanius has crafted a beautiful, completely vegan eye-catcher: The high quality dress with tonal jacquard stripes. The mid-length dress can be gathered and tied at the side for individual tailoring. The long sleeves, the V-neckline, the organic cotton with a good grip and the timeless color make the look everlasting and grown-up. The cotton is slightly transparent, skin-friendly and comfortable to wear, even in warm temperatures. Made from 100% organic cotton, meaning—with controlled organic cultivation and PETA "approved vegan" certified.
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.
We assume responsibility for people, animals and the environment. That's why our production sites comply with social and environmental standards which are regularly checked by independent institutions and by us personally. Out of our love and respect for animals, we do not use fur. And when it comes to wool, we stick to a strict "no-mulesing" policy. Animal welfare certification (kbT) guarantees that animal husbandry is appropriate to the species; that feeding must be biologically (e.g. without genetic modification); and that fattening is forbidden and the reproduction may only occur naturally.
Price: 169,90 € - $ 205 USD | Shop it now: LANIUS
Why to buy: The slow fashion brand Bonjour Sérénité was founded in 2018 by Sina Reger in Potsdam and stands for sustainable styles with a French twist. Designed and made in Germany, the wrap dress is made of 100% organic cotton and the buttons are GOTS certified mother-of-peal. The silky-soft feeling envelops you and perfectly showcases your silhouette. Light and airy, this feminine classic is the perfect summer companion and can also be worn as an evening dress in the currently fashionable midi length. Likewise, its fine materials let it dry up quickly
The dress, equally to the entire collection, is made in a fair social environment with sustainable materials, designed with a French twist keeping it classy and fresh. The collection range of easily combinable and timeless day-to-night styles with a French twist is limited, and the offcuts are used to make accessories such as scrunchies.
What we love: Bonjour Sérénité is an ode to the mother and to all strong women!
The origin of Bonjour Sérénité can be found in the designer's early childhood, when she lost her mother at a young age and as a result grew up with her grandmother. Early on, she took control of her life.
Through the support of the female role models in her life and strengthened by female empowerment, she found her personal path to becoming a designer. To this day, she is accompanied by her mother's positive attitude to life, full of courage to go her own way, to follow her intuition and to trust in her strengths.
A limited collection range for the conscious woman is created with a high quality standard by using GOTS certified natural materials. Inspired by the memory of her late mother and photographs from numerous holidays in France, the handcrafted, classic designs embody the nonchalant serenity of French women.
Price: 165 € - $ 199 USD | Shop it now: BONJOUR SÉRÉNITÉ
Why to buy: Murmali is a cruelty-free, luxury, accessories brand that provides one of the best quality cork handbags you can find at the moment in the market. Their handbags are reliable, sustainable and truly unique.
Fully committed to sustainability and a responsible use of the resources, Murmali produces timeless collections using mostly natural materials, being cork fabric their signature element. To founders, former Architect Miguel Chimali and designer Marcela Murco, creating high-end vegan handbags and doing it “the right way” has always been equally important.
Indeed, Murmali not only selects the best natural materials and cork fabric available but also outsources their production to a small workshop located in Alentejo, Portugal. This region is known worldwide for its craftsmanship and "know-how" in high-end cork goods.
What we love: Murmali is a brand that perfectly represents the shifting of what needs any product to be considered “luxury” nowadays. In their case, this is achieved by combining the highest quality on their vegan bags, with a commitment to the environment and the customer experience.
Murmali founder and lead designer, Marcela Murco, explained to us why for them the concept of luxury that represented an economical status is outdated: “The days where no one could afford luxury items are over. However, customers want to make their choices count. And how they do this? By simply purchasing products that actually matter, from brands with a story and an actual meaning”.
The eye for detail, the tradition involved in their production, the materials, the branding, and even the beautiful recyclable packaging itself points to the same direction, the idea that there is no need to sacrifice animals or compromise the environment to get beautiful and yet, reliable accessories.
Price: 155 - 250 € / $ 185 - 300 USD | Shop it now: MURMALI
Why to buy: This multiposition dress will fly you to heaven this summer: soft, casual, comfortable and functional. Suite 13 is leading sustainability in Palma de Mallorca. Founders Alexia and Maria have made Suite 13 the host for sustainable innovation and social responsibility. Their collections, made for everyday wear, are produced with organic fibres, following GOTS schemes. The Multiposition Long Cupro dress does not only master processes of sustainability, it also offers functionality and versatility as it can be worn in two ways, unveiling different variants of responsible fashion. The dress is certified by Ecovero by Lenzing, and its fabric is collected and manufactured in Turkey.
What we love: Beauty, honesty and awareness are at the core of Suite 13, a label that devises designs that are comfortable to wear as a way to facilitate and speed up the inclusion and use of sustainable fashion. The duo based in Spain strives to make responsible fashion a staple of every woman's wardrobe by making it more accessible: their collections are seasonless, produced locally, with responsible fabrics.
Price: 139 € | $ 168 USD | Shop it now: SUITE 13
Why to buy: BeFlamboyant is a sustainable, fair trade, vegan brand offering unisex sneakers. Launched in Galicia, Spain, in 2019, BeFlamboyant follows handmade manufacturing processes in Portugal. The brand has a holistic approach to production that aims at shaping a better future for everyone by creating sustainable and vegan footwear, while empowering new ways of consumption that attain responsible treatments towards the environment, animals and people.
Their mantra: “Buy less, choose well, make it last.”
What we love: BeFlamboyant strives for transparency by demanding partners to guarantee production traceability and responsible supply chains which, in turn, helps the brand feature top-quality ecological materials. BeFlamboyant cares for human rights and want to contribute to improving workers conditions in the fashion industry by establishing fair trade standards on all their products. Because it’s now or never—they’re putting all their efforts on #DoingChange
Vegan footwear is becoming essential for those people concerned with the environment and animal care like, but up until now, it has been difficult to find vegan footwear in Spain. Since then, the label has put efforts to achieve zero waste packaging, a PETA Approved Vegan label and the OEKO certificate. Life and Street collections are also registered by the Vegan Society.
Price: € 99.95 - $122 USD | Shop it now: BEFLAMBOYANT
Why to buy: Italian craftsmanship, leather alternative and material innovation using apples' waste—all summoned up in a watch, doesn't this sound appealing? Meridio, based in the north of Italy where apples fall throughout the year, is presenting their first vegan leather collection: the Apple Skin, a collection made with raw materials from fruit waste. With this collection, Meridio consolidates a collaboration between traditional industries such as agriculture, leather manufacture and craftsmanship led by creativity and environmental awareness.
Meridio produced 100% in Italy, partnering up with other Italian-based companies that, similarly, have been working on developing versatile plant-based alternatives to regular animal-based materials. The Apple Skin collection feature five unique colours: beige, dark brown, dark blue, reddish-brown, and brownish grey, tailored to match day-to-day outfits.
What we love: After the successful collaboration with #tide, Meridio decided to invest in the future of the brand by providing more eco-friendly and sustainable solutions that are 100% Made in Italy, yet crafted to preserve the heritage and innovative spirit of the brand. This month Meridio is launching the collection made with apple skin and next month—spoiler alert—the brand intends to launch a second product using innovative materials.
For now, you can shop the apple skin collection with a Luxiders exclusive promo code of 20% reduction (code: luxider_20).
Price: 79 € - $ 95,50 USD | Shop it now: MERIDIO | Promo Code (20%): Luxiders_20
Why to buy: With each spray of Dr. Hauschka facial tonic, you strengthen and refresh your skin - in the morning and evening after cleansing as well as in between, whenever you feel like it. The fine spray transports a medicinal plant composition that makes this facial tonic unmistakable.
Dr. Hauschka facial tonic gently stimulates the skin's own powers. It ensures a rosy complexion with a lively radiance. The composition with the medicinal plants witch hazel and kidney vetch activates the metabolic activity of the skin and leads to a fresh and revitalised skin feeling. Moisture processes are regulated and the restorative powers are supported. Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner is also suitable for freshening up make-up and as an invigorating aftershave for men.
What we love: Dr. Hauschka is a 100% certified premium natural skincare brand from Germany that has been in business for over 50 years and has a positive impact not only on your skin, but also on the planet. Their cosmetics are free of silicones, PEGs and synthetic preservatives and instead contain 100% raw materials, mostly "organic" and often even "Demeter".
Their care line and make-up are certified by "NATRUE". The raw materials are harvested manually in their medicinal plant garden on the fields of their farm in the Swabian Alb or with partners around the world. They are committed to protecting the environment, not only because the brand stands for these values, but because the health of the planet is important to them today and in the future.
Price: DE: 22,50 € / ES: 26,45 € / US: 37 $ | Buy it Now: DR. HAUSCHKA