Thanks to the amazing connections and communities that you can build online, I came across the profile of this super inspirational woman, Betty, and her amazing business, namedBetty Concept.
Betty’s idea is to create dresses, made to measure, for every occasions that also empower each woman to express her mood and personality. The idea behind is that the sizes should adapt to the real bodies of women not viceversa!
If you have a look at her dress collection, you can quickly understand that the style she proposes is unique, totally hand-made and sustainable so that you can keep the garment and wear it for long time. It is not a seasonable or some sort of standardized item, quite the opposite: every dress has its own personality!
How does it work? You select the dress you like and choose the color plus specify other things such as the type of sleeves or the lenght, then there is no need for you to pick a size, you place the order right away and when that’s done you’ll be contacted by Betty or her team to take some measurements (most of the time this process is done online via uploading pictures).
The website is in Italian only, but I have seen that Betty ships in many countries so I guess language should not be a barrier to choose the right dress for you and buy it , however if you live in Italy or have the chance to visit the country (when this pandemic will be over) you should definitely pop over to her atelier in Brescia to experience to try on more dresses and get also a personalized consultation.
Personally, I will give it a go with an online personalized consultation, hope you get inspired for your next dress purchase!
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.
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!
The South Korean car company is partnering with six leading fashion brands from around the world, to create a capsule collection.
These limited-edition pieces are currently being sold in the London department store Selfridges and all proceeds will go to a research-based organization devoted to helping fashion labels become more sustainable.
Basically a small group of sustainably-minded designers have used discarded car parts to create items for the collection which include: jewellery, jumpsuits, work vests and bags.
These items are the result of two industries, the car manufacturing and fashion, having a lot in common in terms of having a lot of waste generated by their manufacturing process that can be repurposed for up-cycling.
As far as I have understood only 6 pieces have been showcased so it is mostly to demonstrate that collaboration between these 2 industries is not only possible but it should be further explored!
Needless to say it is important to keep fueling the research and development so that more and more brands can avail of advanced technology and that will drive a mass adoption of this practice and therefore plenty of availability in the market for us final users demanding product that do not harm the environment and look good and affordable.
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Hello! Have you ever heard of Adire textile? If not, Adire textile is the indigo–dyedcloth made in southwestern Nigeria by Yoruba women, using a variety of resist-dyeing techniques wihich are very labor-intensive and they form part of long lasting traditions passed from one generation to the next.
You can find many readings and videos on the Internet to deep dive and know more about Adire, and you will discover that his textile is rich in beauty and culture as much it has a rich history. Some have claimed that the diverse history originated centuries ago before it was then adopted.
Nowadays the Adire textile are being rediscovered by a new generation of designers and appreciated afresh for their beauty and complexity as well as their natural, sustainable processes.
Among those Adire inspired clothing brands, I’d like to mention Melia by Jade which caught my attention.
Melia by Jade is a clothing brand in Nigeria that started few years ago which uses Adire, Tie & Dye, Kampala, Batik to design contemporary garments for the modern day, every day woman.
Their collection available on the e-shop is relatively small, I have counted less than 30 products and they also state that not all items are always available in stock. So it is obviously still a brand that is trying to grow and put some structure into their business processes but that is absolutely understandable as part of the journey each company is embracing when they start-up their business.
What really matters in my opinion is the hard-work and dedication put into these creations which are coming out of nothing as a form of pure art, not to mention the uniqueness of the colors which is simply mesmerizing! I also love the core mission to preserve and spread the use of niche textiles such as Adire that otherwise won’t be any longer known to the mass and we would lose inevitably this ancient tradition.
They do also support international shipping so please check if your country is in the list! Hope you get inspired for your next purchase of beautiful African Art inspired clothes!
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Hello! During my recent trip to Italy I had the opportunity to visit the “Sustainable thinking” exhibition hosted by Ferragamo Museum in Florence which I highly recommend! In this occasion I came across a stunning pair of sustainable boots.
They are made from recycled fishing nets, sole made from recycled rubber and agglomerated cork, cedar wood heel. The shoemaker, Andrea Verdura, is creating since 2014 as you can see visiting his e-shop, an eco-friendly, sustainable and completely handmade collection, produced with 100% natural materials. You can read more on the website about his story but basically his “signature” translates into the use of recycled fishing net banned by the EU and handcrafted in his laboratory in Tuscany, Italy.
Undoubtedly I find each item of the collection (he produces not only shoes but also bags and accessories) truly unique and very stylish but at the same it gives me lot of satisfaction to think that I could buy something that has been produced time having in mind the priority to reduce to minimum the impact on the environment, so I hope you get inspired for your next purchase as well!
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Hello! It was an amazing surprise for me to learn that food waste can be actually transformed into clothes and accessories!
There are few realities already operating in the fashion industry that are slowly investing in technologies and processes to make this transformation happen.
Today I am introducing you to this brand,ALKEME ATELIER, specialized in producing bags with sustainable, plant-based textiles. The materials used to create these bags are spanning in a variety of natural fibers such as pineapple, grape, cactus, vegan and bamboo.
As part of their commitment to sustainability, ALKEME ATELIER will plant one tree for each product sold, so let’s have a look at their amazing collection on the e-shop and contribute to save our planet!
Hope you get inspired!
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Jeans are one of the items of clothing that women struggle with the most. What style suits? What shape? Ripped or classic? Cheap or expensive? People dread buying them and the vast range available make for a very daunting task at times.
Personally I would wear jeans h24, 7 days a week if I could, and except at night-time I’d say that I wear jeans almost every day as my job allows for it and sometimes even for a night out!
I have recently discovered this Portuguese brand, Salsa Jeans, and I have been impressed by the passion and dedication from this team of experts to create products that can suit all body types. They have a big range and you can really experiment a lot of shapes! Prices? they are not super cheap but affordable, in my opinion is better to invest a bit more money into garments which are pillars of our wardrobe, like jeans certainly are.
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ROTATE, this Copenaghen based brand launched in 2018 is the brainchild of Danish stylists and influencers, Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimars partnered with Birger Christensen.
I have literally fallen in love with all the garments I have seen from latest collection because I really feel those dresses impersonate perfectly the young woman modern, with a hectic lifestyle.
All the garments are characterized by a touch of extravagance that makes you feel special and able to stand out from the crowd, keeping a look at the wallet, because honestly not all of us can afford to pay crazy prices to dress up 🙂
The latest collection is a triumph of colors, pearls, sequins, and shine, all perfectly balanced for a modern girl who is romantic but also keen to leave a mark when she steps in the room!
Here below their website, they ship products worldwide and I have just attached few of the dresses I cannot wait to wear, so glamorous!
Hope you get some inspirations too!
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