… only in cool. And that’s exactly what Simone Sedlacek is all about with her knitwear label Sophisticated Knits. Less scratchy (hello, organic merino yarn!), lots of color and always with that certain something. And so the studied fashion designer has been knitting her iconic knit bombers, jumpers and beanies with attention to detail since 2022 – by hand, of course – in Starnberg. stitch by stitch. Piece by piece.Continue reading
Tinku – Textile heritage from the Andes
The German-Bolivian company Tinku was founded in 2019 by the siblings Eliana and Gonzalo Garrón Liendo to support indigenous artisans and preserve their cultural heritage. In addition, they open up markets for traditionally manufactured alpaca products in Europe.Continue reading
Tashay – inspired by nature
Tashay is more than fashion. Tashay is the dream come true of the Argentinean Adriana Castillo, who with the establishment of her label brings traditional textile work made of exclusive natural fibers to Europe and thus supports small and medium-sized certified companies from Peru to southern Argentina.Continue reading
NIKIN – TreeWear for a greener planet
Giving something back to nature with sustainable and fair streetwear was the founding idea of the Swiss brand NIKIN, which plants a tree for every sold product. With well over a million trees, Nikin has made his contribution to the reforestation of the earth.Continue reading
ACHAHHA (pronounced A’tschah) comes from Sanskrit and means “good”. If you take a brief look at the philosophy of the Fellbacher Knitwear brand by Sebastian Schulz-Dobrick, it is pretty clear why the name is so suitable.
Organic animal farming, 100 percent certified merino wool, organic and recycled cotton, zero waste production. Due to the innovative 3D knitting process, the seamless knitting process delivers maximum quality without disturbing seams and is washable without the use of chemicals. Apart from that, the timeless, clean knitted classics with V-, round or turtlenecks are not only produced in one piece in the Rhineland using the latest 3D technology on state-of-the-art high-tech machines. The highly complex production machines are also manufactured in Germany.
ACHAHHA – Washable merino wool without chemicals
The knitting duration of the “Made in Germany” sweater is one hour. Thereafter, a little fine tuning is done. The label (which comes from Wuppertal, located in a wonderful region, is produced on machines that are 80 years and older in a traditional ribbon weaving mill) is sewn in, then the quality inspection takes place. The sweaters are then washed, dried and ironed. This step ensures that the goods are delivered in their final condition, which does not change during subsequent washing. Sounds good, am I right?
“Of course, only electricity from renewable energy sources is used during production and the shipment is climate-neutral”.
Are you asking yourself if Sebastian Schulz-Dobrick was already working in fashion before he founded his start-up? Not quite. He was the managing director of a company that manufactures insect screens, among other things. His interest and motivation to run a fashion company that operates transparently and sustainably is purely private. Actually, the Leverkusen-born designer wanted to use nettle yarn from a German company for his collection, but he then decided on merino wool.
“Only the merino wool is not regional. It is sourced from South America.”
What makes merino wool so sustainable? It keeps you warm in winter, maintains a pleasant temperature in summer and is highly resistant to dirt and odors. This makes it very easy to care for. You could also compost the ACHAHHA garments. The meaning of ACHAHHA should be pretty clear by now.
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Cozy cashmere and soft sweaters with cool statements like “good vibes” and “keep lovin”, fresh striped looks and cardigans with modern interpretations of classic diamond patterns or sweet hearts in Norwegian style – yes, sustainability can be that casual. The jumpers, sweatpants, scarves, shirts and beanies stand out are its colors – in bright green and squeaky orange. Corinne Samson and Joanna Kapitza’s label is a good mood label.
for the out of the ordinary
Their statement: “For the out of the Ordinary”. The two designers, who have vast experience in the textile industry, focus on the individuality and self-confidence of their customers. The quick-witted print shirts and embroidered cashmere jumpers are real statement pieces that not only look good, but also feel great on the skin. All products are designed in Munich and are produced in small family businesses in Portugal and Inner Mongolia, where the two Munich-based women source the high-quality cashmere.
another brand is not just another label
At another brand, there is no mass production, nothing is off the rack. Corinne and Joanna work exclusively with natural materials and know the importance of fair production and sustainability. You can see and feel the quality. Because another brand is not just another clothing brand, but another label. A brand that wants to do something different…
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