A Guide to:
Eco-fair wardrobe essentials
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After ethical lingerie and eco-fair sports wear here comes the part of our Fair Fashion Guide that focuses on eco-fair wardrobe essentials: Basics that make up the perfect basis to build up a capsule wardrobe. Let's call it the wardrobe base for every day – and the best companions for all-things-fancier in our wardrobes.
Over the past few years, we have tried and approved of different labels on the still young eco fashion market. And now, finally, we step by step will list a small selection of labels for you, which have convinced us for various reasons. May we present?
Über die vergangenen Jahre haben wir unterschiedliche Labels auf dem noch jungen Eco Fashion Markt probegetragen und schätzen gelernt. Endlich listen wir hier nun Schritt für Schritt eine kleine Auswahl an Labels für euch, die uns aus unterschiedlichen Gründen besonders überzeugt haben. Dürfen wir präsentieren?
Nach Unterwäsche und öko-fairer Sportkleidung kommen wir zudem Teil unseres Fair Fashion Guides, der den Fokus auf die perfekte Basis für die Garderobe, sozusagen die ›weißen Leinwände‹ für all die ausgefalleneren Stücke, legt.
Innovation is key! Here's a label that you should go for when looking for sustainably produced high quality basics that are produced with more fibers in mind than just organic cotton. FUNKTION SCHNITT, a young label based in Cologne, writes quality with capital letters and focuses on material innovation and naturally sourced fabrics. Their range of basics includes Merino wool, organic cotton, Tencel™, Seacell™, Linen and Cashmere.
Why we highly recommend the label? It will be hard to find such beautifully thought-through wardrobe essentials of that quality. This season they also started with a line of knitted fabrics. How beautiful did this waffle-knit made from organic cotton turn out?
Let's start with what we are best at: finding wardrobe essentials that were designed to be timeless classics – but yet free us from the dictate that a ›basic garment‹ has to be, well... basic. The founder behind Munich based one-woman-label Greentee Darinka Radenkovic took on exactly this task of creating a line of wardrobe essentials that is feminine, bold, a little different, yet provides us with black and white, clean cut and comfortable shapes.
Why we highly recommend the label? I can repeat what I wrote about FUNKTION SCHNITT: It will be hard to find such beautifully thought-through wardrobe essentials of that quality. The blouse we both are wearing is, for example, made out of organic cotton tulle (Bio-Baumwoll-Tüll). Say that out loud a few times and feel it. Can you tell we fell in love at first touch?
More coming soon!
Other eco-fair wardrobe essentials?
Filippa K – a Scandinavian fashion brand that is not only member of the Fair Wear Foundation but also ambassador in terms of leasing – is the label you should know when it comes to high quality wardrobe essentials for modern women.
Lovjoi and ThokkThokk are two Germany based fair fashion labels that actually evolved from the same creative head. They shouldn't be missed when it comes for searching for more affordable wardrobe essentials.
Baserange is a line of modern basics with an emphasis on clean lines and easy silhouettes that has a focus on high quality textiles from natural fibers and recycled content.
ARMEDANGELS is yet another full-grown german fair fashion label that shouldn't be missed when it comes for searching for affordable wardrobe essentials.