Why to buy: Braxfield is a luxury occasionwear brand and each piece is lovingly designed and made by hand in the UK. Created out of a passion to design beautiful, garments for woman who want to feel unique, whilst reassured in knowing that what they are wearing has been ethically and sustainably produced.
The brand believes it is their social and moral duty to build a company that cares about the impact it has on the environment, and make this part of their personal mission.
Braxfield garments are made to order, using local pattern cutters and seamstresses to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, moving away from mass production and pioneering the slow fashion revolution. Inspired by nature and the world around us, the brand want to ensure that they have integrity in what they put out in the world. Fabrics are natural, biodegradable or recycled and hold certificates such as FSC(made from sustainable forestry) and Oeko-tex (free from harmful substances)
The illustrated tees are made from 100% organic cotton which is GOTS certified, the prints are created using friendly inks
What we love: Vintage inspired, creative, unique design is at the heart of this brand and the collections are steered by passion and dreams. Feminine garments that flatter the figure, made to order in luxurious sustainable fabrics.
Inspiration for the brand comes from art, poetry and nature. References include the Victorian dark humour of Robert Browning, the Art Deco eccentricity of film director Wes Anderson who focusses on achieving the perfect colour palette in his films, as well as surrealist artist Rene Magritte. The overall feel is romantic, whimsical and playful. The colour palette is a complimentary range of classic neutrals and earthy tones, highlighted with bright red and orange. Tactile, breathable fabrics come in textures, prints and plains to create bespoke pieces, playsuits, drape dresses and jumpsuits. Cowl necks, wraps, flutter sleeves, ruching and cutouts are just some of the details featured throughout the collection.
Braxfield’s Creative Director Barbara Colombo believes that good design shouldn’t compromise the world’s resources and a sustainable, ethically produced garment should still be desirable.
Price: Occasionwear from £335-£480/ 371-531 € - Tees £35 /38 € | Shop it now: BRAXFIELD DESIGN
Why to buy: In Greece, the country where “democracy” was born, DGR Wear gets inspired, designs, manufactures, and offers its handcrafted, high quality creations in jewelry, accessories and garments. Being an advocate of slow fashion, DGR is the ambassador of the revolutionary sustainable fashion“Delicate Greek Green Wear”.
This brand was born with the mission of changing the fashion world. To do so, they create sustainable style through sustainable products under the motto of slow made, holistic, ecology, authenticity, sustainability, love and humanity. The love that DGR puts throughout the whole production process (which includes materials, color selection, designs, labor work, quality control and packaging) will be visible to you the moment you get the bag in your hands and will follow you at all of your appearances!
What we love: The unique, statement DGR “Hedgehog” crochet barrel handbag grey has a fluffy, incredibly soft touch, while the tight and careful knit, helps to maintain its shape. This 100% handcrafted handbag is created with authentic care from wool of exceptional quality, acrylic and polyester. In the interior they knitted a leather zipper as well as a leather lining, both in matching color with the bag.
The “Hedgehog” handbag has an elaborate grip so that you can hold it just by hand. However, it also comes with a detachable, handmade, knitted strap turning it to a crossbody handbag and allowing more freedom in the use. The strap has interior swivel metal smart clips that are detachable.
Price: 355 € / $ 400 USD | Shop it now: DEGRWEAR
Why to buy: Soulgani Activewear is an eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable fashion brand based in the Greater Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area, in Florida. Their garments are manufactured in the US with eco-friendly bamboo, extremely luxe fabrics, and for the Recycled Water Bottle Collection, recycled water bottles turned into fabrics. Each collection is inspired by photographs of nature and travel across the globe. Soulgani donates 10% of their net proceeds to charities associated with their design inspiration.
Soulgani differs from most brands because not only do they allow their customers to have unique and exclusive designs, but through their charity partnerships they allow each consumer to have a larger global impact and become a part of a beautiful community.
Soulgani means abundance of soul, and their motto is ‘Do Good. Be Good.’ and they are nothing short of that!
What we love: Soulgani thrives off of sustainability, using eco-friendly bamboo to create their tops, extremely luxe fabrics for their leggings, and for the Recycled Water Bottle Collection, Soulgani transforms recycled water bottles and turns them into fabrics for her collection.
The idea to create Soulgani was born during a 5-day hike in Peru. The founder, Christina Majeed Sparks, saw the most beautiful rock on top of a mountain, snapped a picture of it, and had the thought to incorporate it into her first leggings. She continually pulls inspiration from nature with each collection, and makes a charitable donation back to the town, city or village that inspired her designs. The charity aspect was put in place, because on that hike, Christina and the other hikers would give fruit to the kids in the mountains as they passed through. It lit up the kids’ faces, as if it was Christmas morning, when receiving a single piece of fruit. So, to make it full circle, Christina built charity into Soulgani’s culture and business model.
Price: About 58 - 123 € / $ 52 - 110 USD | Shop it now: SOULGANI ACTIVEWEAR
Why to buy: Oliver Co. is a London-based brand with a mission to create the most sustainable men’s and women’s accessories on the planet, without compromise. Their collection of vegan accessories including a compact wallet, various cardholders and a passport holder, each handcrafted using innovative low-impact materials.
One of the main materials they use is an Italian fabric called apple leather, made from apple waste from the fruit juice and compote industry. The apple by-product comes from Bolzano in northern Italy, one of the world’s largest apple-producing regions. The leather up-cycles the unused apple which considerably reduces the CO2 impact of the fabric compared with other regular or faux leather alternatives.
What we love: Every detail on the Oliver Co. collection has been considered. Their products are lined with a combination of organic cotton, cupro and tencel (made from wood pulp) and recycled polyester for a soft, luxurious finish with a lighter environmental footprint. They also aim to be completely transparent, showing a breakdown of their pricing, as well as a behind the scenes of their factory and how the products are made.
Price: £29-69 / €33-78 / $36 - 85 USD | Shop it now: OLIVER CO.
Why To Buy: Did you know that 45% of all the fruit and vegetables produced worldwide never get consumed? It means that 1 out of 2 pieces of fruit ends in the trash. This happens because some people consider that some fruits are not beautiful and they do not accomplish the “aesthetic” standards of the market. If this happens the food ends in the trash. The same occurs when it is too mature. With these fruit and vegetables, perfect to be consumed and used, ESOES Food creates delicious juices, smoothies, and lemonades. They are 100% natural, vegan, cold-pressed (which means the drink keeps all the vitamins and properties of the fruit or veggie they were made of), and last for one month in the fridge with the HPP technique.
Besides, ESOES bottles are not made of plastic! They are made of sugar cane which makes them biodegradable. During the Covid-19, the company had difficult moments as a startup. That’s why they launched the new Reusable 1,5L family format which, thanks to a subscription method, they send and collect to reuse it again.
What we love: ESOES Food was born to raise awareness in society about Food Waste (and Loss) and its effects on climate change.
ESOES was born during a Plastic Recollection by the River Besòs, in Barcelona. "We were under the sun, by the beach, around 12pm which means it was truly hot (lucky we had a little fridge with our ESOES juices to stay hydrated)" - say the founders.
They were collecting kilos and kilos of plastic and trash, when a woman of the age of 73 years with her little niece of 8 years came asking what were they doing. "Suddenly she looked at us, asked for gloves and started collecting with us explaining to Laura, the little niece, how important was protecting the planet. This gave us the energy to collect 80 kilos of plastics that were supposed to end in the Mediterranean Sea."
Price: Actual Discount: €8.20 - €16.50 / $9.25 - $18.60 USD | Shop it now: ESOES FOODS
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