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!
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!!!
Hello! I think you should discover this brand, āim, that produces sustainable handbags, made in Italy.
The angle that this company is taking to tackle sustainability is to focus on leather overproduction and take the overstock of leather already produced to make new products without increasing the demand and reusing a resource that has been already put in circle and should be anyways managed from the waste process perspective generating pollution as a result of it.
Another fundamental pillar of sustanaibility that āim has in their mission is to produce collections of items supposed to last for long time, fighting the concept of fast fashion whereby every item is quickly replaced by a newer and trendier one, just launched in the market!
They also believe being sustainable is a journey, and they have future plans to start using alternative materials to produce their collections.
Their collection is quite minimal at the moment, they offer 2 models of handbags Olivia and Sofia which come in different colors.
The ordering process does not seem fully automated at least as I am writing this post and a pre-order process has been rolled out perhaps as a way to face issues related to the COVID pandemic: currently you have to send an email with the request to buy a specific model and color and then the team will contact you to further process the query.
In the website they do not mention the price of the bags, which possibly is something to improve as it is a sign of transparency that is always appreciated by consumers, however you can find the price in the additional information on their Instagram profile! I can tell you these handbags are not cheap but affordable and it is important to always keep in mind that sustainability never goes hand in hand with low costs, simply because if you do not pay much for an item in fashion it means most likely someone else in the production and manufacturing chain has been not fairly treated!
Hope you get inspired to invest in a good sustainable handbag soon!
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!
I’d like to talk to you about this very interesting Dutch denim brand, KUYICHI, which is making 100% organic denim clothes.
The founders have a very interesting journey that inspired them to launch this brand back in 2001: they were exploring the cotton industry in Peru and were shocked by the pollution and the poverty they saw so they started collaborating with local cotton farmers and producing fair and organic cotton without the use of toxic chemicals.
Denim industry is one of the biggest polluters and this company acts as as a changemaker with the genuine intent to fix the fashion system. It is not an individual battle, to win over fast fashion we need a collective movement of retailers/brands/suppliers onboarded with the common goal to fight fast fashion.
Kuyichi also believes in transparency so they keep being open and disclosing the list of their suppliers and this is the ground to create a sustainable journey since it is mandatory to know where your products are produced and trace them to be able to improve and fix the manufacturing process.
Hope you get inspired to buy your denim clothes made to last! If you like my content please follow me on my social media accounts, thanks so much!
Hello! I’d like to introduce you to this conscious fashion brand 100% made in Peru, Fair Indigo.
This brand seems genuinely interested to make a positive change in the fashion industry. Their journey towards sustainability starts with the use of good quality fibers such as organic Peruvian Pima cotton. For those of you, who like me did not know what actually Pima cotton means, it is a variety of cotton which is significantly softer, stronger, and longer-lasting that other cottons and most surprisingly, at least to me, it represents only 2% of the total cotton produced worldwide!
This cotton used by Fair Indigo is grown on two family farms and harvested with care by hand, you can visit their website if you are curios to know more about the story of these farmers!
Producing good quality garments for sure goes hand in hand with supporting a more sustainable future: if you see things from the end-user perspective it is way better for our pockets to buy fewer long-lasting items rather than keep wasting money on fast fashion pieces that get disposed after just the first time they are worn.
This principle is clearly reflected in their collection: all the garments are very versatile and can be worn in many different occasions. I have been really impressed by one item in particular, a reversible wrap dress wrap that can be worn two ways, with a high or low neckline, plus it comes with pockets that function perfectly whichever way you’re wearing the dress. I think it is very cool 🙂
Worth to mention that Fair Indigo cares about the social environment of its workers and they commit to pay fair living wages to the local staff.
Hope you get inspired to browse and shop their collection, I am attaching here the picture of this amazing reversible dress that I am about to buy 🙂
I have come across another interesting company producing sustainable and recyclable sneakers, 100% Made in Italy, called WOMSH, which stands for Word of Mouth Shoes to promote the idea that the products they make can spread the message of respect for the environment.
Sustainability as I go along and dig into it, it is a journey rather than a milestone itself: this brand keeps improving its products to become more sustainable incrementally let’s say: they use recycled material for the upper part of the shoe, such as appleskin, material originated from plastic bottles and recycled cotton. So most of the shoe components are actually made with recycled materials with the exception for the soles which can trigger the recycle process after they are gone by being collected and repurposed to create other items, in this specific example to produce the flooring for children playgrounds, and back in 2018 already 1500 pair of sneakers were already being recycled in this way.
WOMSH does also good for the planet as they participate to the Zero Impact initiative promoted by Lifegate which aims to calculate, reduce and offset CO2 emissions generated as part of the manufacturing process.
They support worldwide shipping and their collections looks pretty good to me, it is a good opportunity to buy sneakers made with good sustainability practices.
If you are interested in buying ethical jewels you should definitely take a look at this brand, Article 22!
Article 22 has a very powerful message to convey which is to transform weapons into something positive. Basically local artisans based in Laos create pieces of jewelry using residual bombs or leftovers debris from the Vietnam war.
This brand is committed into making an impact on society that is why they share a proportion of their profits with the Mines Advisory Group whose mission is to clear the land from millions of not exploded bombs, by identifying and destroying all the landmines before other people get killed.
The collection is great, I have my own favorites such as “love is the bomb” ring and the “snake” earrings, I am sure you’ll find items you like too! Needless to say, I think it is the perfect opportunity to purchase something to support ethical fashion and also to support a good cause!
Hope you get inspired, feel free to reach out for suggestions, feedback or comments, you can also follow me on Instagram or Facebook, thanks so much!
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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