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.
Thoughtful design, local production and sustainability: Back in 2013 Ade Velkon’s founders - two women with Austrian and Californinan roots – built their label on these three ideals. Produced in Berlin, Ade Velkon’s designs focus on easy cuts and a slight hint of androgyny and tailoring, creating sophisticated and sustainable pieces.
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.
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.
Finding pretty shoes made of sustainable materials that no animal had to suffer from is not that easy. At avesu, instead of organic slippers you get really cool boots, boots, slippers and more - and all without leather! And for ladies, men and children. In 2010, the two founders Thomas and Dirk started their shop in a one-room apartment in Prenzlauer Berg, today they already have two branches in Berlin and an online shop.
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.
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.
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.
“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 Heidi 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PHILOMENA ZANETTI is a high-end women's fashion brand, located at the interface between ethics and aesthetics, offering sustainable luxury products. Philomena Zanetti stand for carefully designed and handcrafted quality garments. Each article expresses a linear and pure, yet lively and industrious elegance, with a minimalist color palette that uses only precious and selected materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.