It's long ago sustainable designs, eco-fabrics and fair produced fashion had to hide. Many Berlin talents prove sustainable fashion can be modern and stylish.
A Kind of Guise
Face to face communication, experienced craftmanship and close distances – these are just some of the reasons why A Kind of Guise is committed to keeping up the tradition of “Made in Germany”. In order to stay true to their values and guarantee the highest quality of both production and materials, A Kind of Guise only produce in limited numbers and use hand-selected fabrics.
Collections from Buenos Aires, Hanoi and Bangkok: Wibke Deertz’s label A.D. Deertz, which she founded back in 2000, allows her to combine her love for fashion, creativity and travelling. Her classic, timeless collections aren’t produced in line with the typical sale cycles. Instead, Deertz lets herself be inspired by different cultures and places across the world and gives her collection as much time as needed.
The slow luxury label was founded 2015 in Berlin. The german born Agnes Schorer is the creative mind behind AGNES NORDENHOLZ.
The intention of AGNES NORDENHOLZ is to produce soulful products, that last for a long time, combining high craftsmanship with intriguing design.
Urbanstraße 71, Hof 3, TRH. 4, OG. 1
Anekdot is about anecdotes. Individually designed and hand-crafted in Berlin, Anekdot creates unique, high-quality products that have stories to tell. The upcycle underwear brand places is committed to sustainable sourcing and creates its design based on the materials available – not the other way around. Anekdot’s studio is currently based between Berlin and Sweden.
Bennu from Egyptian mythology, also known as the "phoenix rising from the ashes", is full of strength and youth - inspiration for the label Benu Berlin. The vision of the designer Karen Jessen is to re-integrate the tailoring trade in Berlin and to present a proposal for a conscious consumption. Benu Berlin therefore focuses on extraordinary techniques and material manipulation that transforms streetwear into wearable artworks.
The Berlin-based company Blue Ben addresses the water consumption in the textile industry. An incredible amount of water goes into producing clothing and the company wants to not just create an awareness but also create alternatives. Their first mission, the #Bangladesh-Sweater – Made FOR instead of IN Bangladesh”, doesn’t just save the water consumption but at the same time gives water through a water project in Bangladesh.
The Berlin label BRACHMANN reinterprets classic designs and brings them back to life with a mix of elegance and urban style, in line with the Bauhaus style. The fabrics are made of natural fibers and they are handmade.
The label was founded in 2016. It stands for contemporary, high-quality hand-made women's fashion with clean cuts made of ecological materials such as certified cotton, organic hemp silk and individual African wax prints.
Pure, mindful and artistic. Adhering to the timeless tradition of three-dimensional design, CRUBA is a luxury women’s wear label that is dedicated to using only the finest natural materials like cashmere or silk, that move naturally with a woman’s body. CRUBA isn’t just linked to Berlin through its name – Cruba stands for Create a Resolution by Using a Berlin Argument – but also through the inspiration designer Mira von der Osten draws from the city and its streets.
Christine Mayer hat sich mit ihrem Label gleich vielfach Gedanken gemacht. Die Marke steht für Nachhaltigkeit, Humanität und Individualität. Alle Produkte und Kleidungsstücke werden liebevoll in kleinen Schneidereien in Deutschland oder im Berliner Atelier gefertigt und sind aus bio-zertifizierten Stoffen oder aus recycelten Materialien hergestellt.
c/o Kelche & Reinke GbR
Eiswerder Str. 18, Gebäude 129
The idea of sustainability was of crucial importance to the founder of Deepmello Anne Bansleben in the development of rhubarb leather. So she managed to realize the production 100% MADE IN GERMANY. All this is done with regional partners and short transport routes. In addition, the strict national requirements for environmental protection and occupational safety are taken into account.
Düsseldorfer Str. 75
“Instant classics”: For her label Felicious, founded in 2006, Felicitas Seidler produces elegant and timeless pieces in her Berlin studio. Drawing inspiration from everything from music and cinema to literature and the classics of product design, Seidler creates small collections with carefully selected materials only.
Folkdays (Lisa Jaspers und Heide Storm)
The fair-fashion label Folkdays from Berlin combines modern design with centuries-old craft tradition from developing and emerging countries. This creates high quality and handmade products with style.
Kurmärkische Str. 13
Frau Wagner Atelier
The Berlin label Hund Hund creates collections for women, men and dogs. It focuses on high quality, natural materials, minimalist design and price transparency. The founders Isabel Kücke and Rohan Michael Hoole work exclusively with sustainable and fair-minded producers.
Anklamer Str. 38, 1. HH | 1. OG.
Isabell de Hillerin
Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg 6, Aufgang A
Legiendamm 18 - 20
KASKA HASS Contemporary Couture
Studio KOLO (KOLO Berlin)
Selchower Straße 31
KOLO Berlin was founded in December 2017 by designer and architect Aigerim Usabaev. The design of KOLO Berlin is strongly influenced by architecture and urban life - minimalist and timeless.
The models do not follow a seasonal trend. Clothing does not need a gender and therefore the design of KOLO Berlin is gender-neutral (unisex).
In order to avoid overproduction and thus maintain the uniqueness, only one collection is created each year and the basic collection is constantly being expanded. The collections are produced in small series and on order in our studio in Berlin. This way of working guarantees the highest level of quality in processing.
Of course, quality begins with the choice of fabrics. KOLO Berlin only uses textiles that are produced ecologically and under socially acceptable conditions, as well as sustainable materials. Organic cotton is based on the GOTS certificate.
In 2012, Christine Rochlitz found the vegan luxury brand for accessories LUCKYNELlY in Berlin. After her fashion design studies in Bielefeld, it was her goal to show how luxurious and fashionable vegan fashion can be. With different stores located in Berlin and an online shop, she’s well established in the vegan fashion scene and beyond.
MAYER. Into the light
Grosse Hamburger Strasse 1, 10115 Berlin-Mitte
The name GALLERY MALINA stands for a fashion gallery, which is a symbiosis of fashion & art. The exhibion concept based on a museum installation, which means the collections and products are presented like art works. The regular sale is combined with creative events. Furthermore, the sustainable aspect is a major concern of mine for supporting sustainable and innovative brands with high-quality design. GALLERY MALINA stands for a unique store, which combines culture and fashion in Berlin.
Connecting California and Berlin, Maria Morgana produces elegant lounge-wear designed in and inspired by Northern California in an ethical and sustainable way in Berlin.
Reichenberger Str. 136
Marin et Marine
Mayarosa Dresses & Skirts
Natascha von Hirschhausen
The fashion of Natascha von Hirschhausen offers simple elegance, contemporary luxury and transparent sustainability. Handmade in Berlin. Exclusively natural, exclusive materials are controlled along the entire value chain for social and environmental sustainability, thus guaranteeing the best possible standards and pollutant-free materials.
As laureate of the BKM Award for Cultural Education, People Berlin connect teenagers and young people in difficult situations with designers, with the goal of giving the teenagers a voice through fashion and creativity. Together, the designers and young people work on projects and editions.
Rosenthaler Str. 51
P I AGE is a Berlin fashion label that uses traditional fabrics from Guatemala, but brings them into our European context. It is an individual label, which is characterized by clear lines and should be very portable. A label with background and story.
Lobe Block – Studio 1.2, Böttgerstraße 16
With a subtle nod to Bauhaus, R.EH embraces durability, functionality and sustainability in clothing, accessories and interior design.All R.EH products follow fair manufacturing practices in partnership with craftspeople and family-run businesses located in Germany and Peru.
Am Friedrichshain 10
Feminine, sensual, lasting. Stefan Reinberger creates dream samples and business chic made of ecological materials. His label Reinberger Couture was founded in 1998. When dying the cloth - if possible - plant are used.
STUDIO JULIA LEIFERT
Sag + Sal
Urbanstrasse 71, Hof 3
Since 2010, Schmidttakahashi has been experimenting with production cycles and digital media to initiate new processes in the fabrication of garments and to offer new aesthetics in high fashion based on these principles. Schmidttakahashi maps the relation of clothing to identity through its designs. Their vision is to produce unique one-off pieces from a selection of used garments that are later archived in an online database, where clients can retrace each item’s story by scanning a QR-Code. This approach provides every piece with an individual context and involves the consumer who, more than simply acquiring a garment, develops a personal relationship to the clothes and their respective histories.
Stoffbruch Fair Fashion
If you wouldn't know it better, no one would suspect that the stylish clothes from Stoffbruch are really eco-fashion. The fabrics are produced under fair conditions in Europe, designed in Berlin. The focus of the shop is on muted colors in white, black and gray with sophisticated cuts and special materials. Cool understated look, so-called designer streetwear for stylish and environmentally conscious Berliners and even affordable. Recently there is also a second store in Prenzlauer Berg.
Since the beginning of the 90s, Angela Spieth and Michael Oehler had the idea to make shoes so that individual components can be exchanged and renewed. Environmental regulations and ecological production methods are not only taken into account, but have a direct influence on the design. This creates a durable product that offers the customer a great variety at the same time. The collections were developed in such a way that even small quantities can be produced competitively in Germany and Italy. This proximity to production makes it possible to respond flexibly to individual customer requests while at the same time guaranteeing fast delivery times.
Designt in Berlin, produziert in einer Schweizer Manufaktur: nachhaltige Schuhe und Taschen aus deutschem Leder.
Wet the Label
The swimsuits of Wet the Label are made entirely from a special techno-fabric, derived from post-consumer materials and with natural dyes. Mel Wehrli, the label's founder, wishes for a harmonious relationship between humans and their natural environment. Each of Wehrli's pieces are made to order, via her Instagram, to ensure minimal waste.
Wet the Label
Named after the hometown of the label’s founder, Wolfen Germany specializes on high-quality knitted clothing for men and women. The Berlin-native brand produces solely in Germany and attaches great importance to its close relationships with traditional workshops.
Potsdamer Str. 81C, Haus H - Sourterrain