Hello! I’d like to introduce this Italian brand, Cingomma, producing accessories such as belts, bags and wallets which are very unique and innovative!
The idea behind Cingomma is that they rely on local artisans repurposing bicycle tyres and tubes to create these handmade fashion accessories.
One really peculiar aspect is their way to approach the e-commerce business: basically when they took the decision to launch the e-shop they also decided NOT accept online purchases if there is a physical store within your area and they are going to cancel your online order if you cheat 🙂
Reason behind it is that they care for their local staff and they want to protect the people working in the retail chain that would otherwise be affected and I would add perhaps cannibalized by the online growth, so kudos for that!
The idea of the founder has been to create products from repurposing bicycle tyres and tubes. They retrieve this material from the many bike repair shops located all over Italy and is a win-win situation since these material would have been dumped to landfills and contributed to generating pollution.
Have a look at their range of unique products they are also super cool, my favorite item is the backpack made entirely from recycled inner tubes perfect to carry my laptop to the office!
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Are you interested in hearing of a slow fashion brand for outerwear? Well, I have found out a very good for you, culthread.
Culthread is a female founded brand that has to make quality coats and lifestyle products that you will want to wear for long time.
They produce Vegan outerwear and claim to be 100% animal-cruelty free and PETA approved brand.
Looking at their collection online you can quickly realize how easy is to look trendy and be good with the environment and society!
They mostly use 100% recycled polyester to produce the garment and they also reuse what is called deadstock fabric which is the leftover from orders made by other big brands not fullfilled. Another material used to source their manufacturing is Thermore Ecodown which is a fiber used for insulation in outerwear products and it is amazing how sustainable is and why?
Beacuse Ecodown has traditionally been the sustainable alternative to down feathers. Now Thermore takes the next step towards sustainability by converting the Ecodown product line to fully recycled content, derived exclusively from PET water bottles. The new Ecodown is the only durable thermal insulation product in the market to be made from 100%, post-consumer plastic bottles.
This allows the reuse of a considerable number of bottles, which would have otherwise ended their useful life as waste in a landfill. Depending on the application, outerwear insulated with Ecodown can save up to 10 bottles per garment, does this not sound amazing to you?
Hope you get inspired, personally I am in love with the Artesian jacket in the gallery below! Do not forget to follow my blog for more content on sustainable brands, thanks so much 🙂
To brighten up your mood in this winter Sunday, check this Swedish sustainable brand for shoes, Blankens!
This brand has been founded in 2014 and it has been embarked since day1 in a journey towards sustainability. Here their underlying principles:
Production chain should be in proximity: in this way they can reduce the negative impact of shipping elements of production and that is why all manufacturing is entirely made in North of Portugal.
2. Materials sustainability and traceability: all the leather is sourced in Italy and Spain, and the brand is in the process of replacing it with more sustainable materials, such as vegetally tanned leathers, eco-leathers, and alternative materials made from recycled plastic.
3. Create products that are supposed to last by combining nice design with good quality.
If you visit the e-shop you can quickly realize that prices are affordable, and the shoes are really stylish in my opinion and durable too, hope you get inspired for your shopping!
Hello! I am back to write the first post of the year 2021 🙂
In my research I have come across this sustainable brand, Progetto Quid, that produces limited-edition collections of clothes and accessories.
Like other sustainable brands I am recommending in this blog, Quid recovers otherwise wasted high-quality textiles from luxury or well established fashion brands and then these fabrics are manipulated to give new life to garments by people, mostly women, with a vulnerable past.
What strikes me from the online collection is the prices affordability, I was amazed to see unique pieces like dresses for less than 50 euro! In fairness shipping cost are still quite expensive if you live outside Italy but that is expected as these companies still do not deal with huge amounts of orders.
Have a look at their fabulous garments I am sure you’ll find something worth buying! Follow me on Instagram or Facebook to stay up to date with the content I am posting, thanks so much!!!
This emerging Italian brand, Rifo‘ is very interesting to follow why? because they produce ethical and sustainable clothing made with recycled and recyclable fiber. Their mission is to believe in a future where there is no longer need to produce virgin resources, but we can use existing ones and this concept is nicely summarized in their brand name, which is a dialect expression in Tuscany which means “remake”.
Rifo‘ wants to restore an emotional connection with our clothes by recycling as much textile waste as possible. Rifo makes men and women’s clothes, blankets and accessories through upcycling textile fibres. The circular fashion brand processes old cashmere, denim, lace and cotton into new yarns of fabric.
Rifo’ is also concerned about overproduction of garments which leads to waste and pollution and they have found their way to embrace a slower pace in fashion: they always start with a presale before launching a new circular garment, blanket or accessory so that they can study the market and their customers to avoid overstock and better balance production based on the actual demand.
Moreover Rifo’ produces all its products within 30 km of their office in Prato, Italy. Not only this allows them to support the local economy and create new jobs, but it also reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse gases.
You can buy online and shipping is supported worldwide, hope you get inspired for your purchase of recycled quality clothes!
Hello! If you are looking for shoes made with Cactus leather, you should try the collection fromCarmona.
This footwear Mexican brand is founded by 3 sisters based in León Guanajuato, where making shoes is a tradition since generations.
These ladies have decided starting day one to join the ecological revolution, integrating sustainable and innovative materials into their products designs.
The leather they use in the creation of footwear is a soft, sustainable and partially organic product that replaces the use of animal leather and synthetics that harm the environment. Moreover all the materials are locally sourced in Mexico but also carefully hand made by local expert artisans with great care and attention!
Shipping is worldwide however it is relatively straightforward if you live in US or Canada (actually free within Mexico) but if you are based somewhere else you would need to drop them a message to get to know shipping accurate costs and estimated timelines.
My favorite piece of the collection is the pair of vegan combat boots, perfect combination with long skirts and different type of stockings to wear during cold season just ahead of us in Europe!
Hope you get inspired for your next shopping of vegan shoes, take care!
I am going to talk about this brand, Girlfriend, which is an ethical and size-inclusive activewear brand, with amazing products at affordable prices!
Being eco-friendly is at the top of this brand priorities, and basically all their collection is made by recycled materials such as recycled post-consumer bottles to create bras and compressive leggings, but also recycled fishing nets and other waste are utilized to make Lite leggings, while tees and tanks are 100% cupro, a delicate fiber made from waste the cotton industry leaves behind.
Not to mention that also packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable, which is cool!
When it comes to traceability and social impact the company states that textiles are made from recycled materials in a facility in Taiwan that specializes in eco-friendly and high-quality textiles, then cut-and-sewn in another SA8000 certified factory in Hanoi, Vietnam, that guarantees fair wages, safe and healthy conditions, and zero forced or child labor.
Another big plus is the size inclusivity that this brand offers, you can buy products from XXS to 6XL so really covering all different bodies and sizes so we can all feel included! I will definitely buy something, the ‘Compressive’ styles actually caught my eye, hope you get inspired too!
Today I am talking about this Californian brand Allbirds, which started as a producer of sustainable shoes made with cosy merino wool which yes they are super cool and yes they have conquered the attention of many “stars” such as Leo Di Caprio, and now decided to launch a fashion collection.
This brand keeps working on innovation, and they came up with this new material called TrinoXO which is a naturally derived fiber made from crab shell waste, the second most abundant biopolymer on Earth according to the company.
All the garments have the label that shows the climate footprint of production (so how many greenhouse gases have been released into the atmosphere) and can be bought online.
Honestly it is a very cool brand committed to sustainability and innovation, you should have a look, hope you get inspired!
Hello guys! I came across this product that I find super cool and innovative and as such it deserves to be shared with a broader audience 🙂
I am talking about the socks invented and sold by Skinners!
Skinners founders are a girl an a guy from Czech Republic and the idea of making this product unraveled under a summer night sky in Norway when the first prototype was conceived and it skyrocketed with the help of almost 10.000 customers on Kickstarter in 2016. The team behind Skinners developed and patented the fusion technology that merges the best features of shoes and socks into one compact product, the idea behind is that this “revolutionary” product is a hybrid between a sock and a shoe and it actually combines the best of both worlds, such as the freedom of a sock and the protection of a shoe to be able to use it for a variety of activities both outdoor and indoor ranging from running to do a yoga class!
The product is already in the market since few years and if you read the customer reviews they are on average quite high, and worth to mention that they are also worn by footballers in Kuwait, and the Boston baseball club Red Sox!
Lastly, I’ll talk about the eco-friendly aspect of this product, which is what actually I care about the most in my blog 🙂 the founders are stating that they don’t use any toxic plasticizer and production waste is minimized below 1% so it seems this production does not contribute to harm the environment!
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Hello! Have you ever hear of this Italian brand, Soseaty?
It should be pronounced as “society” in English, stands for the combination of SOS + SEA + SOCIETY = SOSEATY. Their mission is to use biodegradable ore recycled materials and adopt a lifestyle that is mindful about the resources available.
Soseaty is committed to sustainable fashion through this R3 project based on key principles such as RE-USE, RE-SELL and RE-GENERATE.
Based on the findings that already being able to extend the life of a garment by nine months is going to lower the impact on the environment by 30% percent in terms of water consumption, CO2 emitted and waste generation, this company came up with the proposal to give a green bonus of 20% discount to purchase new products if you give back your own used items of the same category. The used old garment is then sanitized and can be re-sold an put in the circular lifecycle of the product itself.
Hope you get inspired to shop your beachwear with an eye to protect the environment!
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