Sustainable Fashion Dressmaker

Hello! I’ d like to mention to you this clothing brand made in Italy, Malia Lab.

Malia Lab mission is to create a multi-purpose and functional wardrobe, suitable for all occasions, with the common thread of style, refined fabrics and craft quality.

The female founder has the goal to create a sustainable, ethical fashion brand created with respect for the body and the environment.

Unfortunately the e-shop is only in Italian at the moment, but the shipping is offered worldwide. The actual nice feature that stood up for me is the possibility to have your garments personalized, essentially you put your requirements forward to the team via the contact form and they’ll get back with the feasibility.

Quite interesting is also the listing of products by fabric such as hemp, cotton or bamboo fiber but ultimately what this brands capture you for is the idea of craftmanship behind it and the attention to detail in the garment making process.

I have already identified few amazing dresses to put in my shopping list, hope you find your inspiration too, thanks for following my content!

Vegan & cruelty-free outerwear brand!

Hello!

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 🙂

Swedish sustainable shoes

Hello!

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:

  1. 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!

Sustainable brand using premium natural materials!

Hello!

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!

Sustainable scarves and knitwear for your foliage pics!

Hello!

How many of you enjoy doing “foliage” strolling around your cities and take pics to capture the beauty of nature in Autumn? I am in 🙂

For sure, if you aim to look amazing in your foliage selfies you want to wear warm, cozy garments but again you should ensure they are also fair and sustainable products!

That’s why today I am talking about this German brand, Armedangels, that seems seriously involved in fashion sustainability.

If you follow my blog, I guess you are familiar with the high-level principles to be considered a fair and sustainable brand, what is interesting to mention for each brand is how they decide to implement these principles which also differentiate each label and create uniqueness in the market.

  1. Armedangels use sustainable, environmentally friendly & circular materials such as organic cotton, recycled & circular cotton, recycled & circular pure new wool (that’s why they are NOT a vegan brand), natural alpaca wool and regenerated fibers

2. They ensure to minimize environmental impact in all phases of production:

  • 100% free of harmful chemicals
  • 100% sustainable production facilities
  • 100% traceable – from the raw material to the finished textile product

3. They treat their workers fairly and this is guaranteed by independent org such as Fair Ware foundation!

Have a look at their e-shop and get inspired for your warm and cozy looking outfits! Personally I love their collection of alpaca styles, check this out!

Ethical lingerie for all women

Hello! Today I am going to talk about this amazing ethical brand for lingerie, called Chite’.

Their mission is to empower womens, by assuming that we do not have necesarilly perfect bodies but we can still aspire to have made-to-measure lingerie that we have always dreamt of.

I like this brand a lot, they spread a very positive message that luxury lingerie is available to all women out there and is tailored to fit perfectly to your body.

You choose the items you like and then give your measurements, once the order is placed your lingerie is actually created by the seamstresses in 2 weeks time and delivered to you!

Have a look at their collection, I am sure you’ll find something you like!

Sustainable bags, backpacks & laptop sleeves

Hello! I’d like to talk about this italian brand, Feeling Felt.

Their core mission is to combine innovative eco-sustainable materials and contemporary design to create new generation products.

If you browse trough their e-shop you can see they provide a limited range of products, from backpacks entirely recyclable, to versatile bags realized with natural materials such as cork, and pinatex, and to bracelets made with hemp.

I personally love all the items, you can see the attention to design but also the focus on minimizing the environmental impact for manufacturing these products.

Hope you get inspired for your next conscious purchase, feel free to reach out for any suggestion or comments!

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Looking for peace silk garments?

Hello! Have you ever heard about “peace silk”?

The better definition of this variety of silk I have found in a sustainable fashion glossary is ” a method of breeding and harvesting silk without violence, and it allows the completion of the metamorphosis of the silkworm to the butterfly, so that no animal has to suffer or die for fashion”. 

Basically the traditional process of silk production involves boiling the intact cocoons of silkworms to prevent silk fibers from breaking but this practice obviously translates into silkworms dying.

There is a few clothing brands operating in this segment and committed to produce garments using peace silk. One of these is Minzkou an American company specialized in this type of silk but also more broadly involved in sustainability by aiming to produce garments with less amount of energy as well as giving minimum amount of waste output and creating biodegradable packaging for their products.

You can browse among their silk collection, as expected you might find products are quite expensive but it is no suprise that silk is one of the most pricey fabrics due to complexity of the manufacturing process.

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Sustainable sneakers

Hello! If you are looking to buy sneakers from a brand that has a strong focus on transparency, fair trade and social and environmental responsibility, you should definitely check Veja.

Veja is a French company established since 2003 and always committed to fair trading sourcing and the use of organic materials. Their journey began when the founders got in contact with another French company which was making coffee and chocolate etc working directly with producers and farmers around the world and that was an eye opener to come to realization that they could also make an innovative consumers product which would have made a positive impact on the economy.

The founders of Veja decided to focus their effort into producing sneakers and this choice is originated by results of a research showing that for this specific product traditionally in the industry 70% of cost was spent on advertising and only 30% allocated to manufacturing. These guys though it would have been smarter to cut the ads costs and put a lot more money into the manufacturing process, yet being able to keep the same retail price basically paving the way to producing goods with respect to the environment and to the people involved in the making process.

How they did it? They flew to Brazil and started working with the Seringueiros, a community living in the Amazon rain forest that operates in harmony with the surrounding environment and then they established collaboration with organic cotton producers not using fertilizers and pesticides.

As a results, natural rubber from trees and organic cotton are key materials used to produce these sneakers and long story short these are then manufactured in a factory still in Brazil and then assembled and packaged back in France, in the outskirts of Paris.

Nowadays, Veja, which by the way stands for “look” in Portuguese, produces sneakers with a new developed fabrics entirely made from recycled plastic bottles and they sell in many countries worldwide with serious commitment to keep improving in what they do.

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Eco Luxe Activewear

Hello! If you are looking into buy some stylish activewear from a sustainable brand, you should check Contur.

This British brand creates gym garments using Econyl yarn, which is made of recycled fishing nets and ocean plastic. As you can see browsing through their website the key principle is to promote body confidence and that is reflected into their collections which aim to empowers all women out there by enhancing their natural body curves. Personally I love the khaki and orange crop top and leggings, but honestly I find all these garments really stylish, cannot wait to wear it once gym reopens later this month!

If we talk ethics, (and we love to) Contur is committed to use materials which minimize the footprint on the environment such as repurposed nylons, ocean plastics and recycled cotton to create sustainable sports fabrics across all collections.

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