… 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
Shaped by her childhood in the Alps, many years of experience in the fashion industry and her scientific research on sustainable management, responsible design is a matter of course. Nathalie Haidegger-Riess brings her expertise and passion for sustainable management to the tote bags and shoppers of her label SUSTYLE, founded in 2022.Continue reading
The traditional Italian brand Oscalito has relied on sustainable Made in Italy production since 1936. In the Turin plant, underwear (for women and men) and daywear are made from natural fibers of the highest quality. The credo of CEO Dario Casalini, who is still leading the company in the third generation towards sustainability: “Clothing must not only be beautiful. It must be manufactured with respect for people and the environment.”Continue reading
The term “family business” is to be taken literally at make somebody happy: three sisters who founded a sustainable fashion label into which the traditional family values of reuse and respectful use of resources flow. Her goal: to close the loop and make their wearers happy.Continue reading
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
The goal of the Hamburg founder Vivica Pietz? Going back to the origins of fashion to restore appreciation to clothing. Back to the alpacas in the Peruvian Andes and the people who live there. Every single piece of art knitted from fluffy baby alpaca tells its own story.Continue reading
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
No trends, but stylish statements – Phyne, the label from Mannheim focuses on high-quality, durable and sustainably produced premium basics and limited edition pieces (including Veronika Heilbrunner) with maximum comfort.Continue reading
Christine Metz is not a blank slate in fashion. She is a trained clothing technician and fashion tailor, studied fashion design at AMD in Berlin and gained professional experience at Berlin brands such as Liebeskind and Lala Berlin. After 13 years in the industry, she founded the label she has always dreamed of: fair, sustainable, transparent and minimalist.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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Rent what you like; buy what you really love. Thekla Wilkening has long been aware that renting is the new way to buy. Since 2019, the co-founder of the clothing store, Germany’s first fashion rental concept, has been bringing her expertise in borrowed clothing to her project, Stay Awhile.Continue reading
RE-BELLO was the first fashion label “Made in Italy” to address concepts such as responsibility and innovation by combining style, high quality design and fashion with respect for environmental issues. Even years after its foundation, the brand continues to show that sustainable + minimalist can be a successful concept.Continue reading