As I told you in a previous article, the Berlin ethical fashion week is an event that promotes sustainable fashion. Using ecological material while assuring a full transparency in the working process. I was there for the July 2017 session. Between all the beautiful stands I have seen there, from vegan sandals to cotton bags, I have chosen to talk about my two cruses of the berlin ethical fashion week. Although all the brands represented were on high standards, I had a crush on the two following brands because of the quality of the materials, the choice of the esthetics and the way they promote their values.
By Signe: sustainable womenswear made in Denmark
I was first captivated by the colours of By Signe‘s collection: pink and purple, of course my favorite colours! Then when I approached Signe Rødbro, the founder of By Signe, she kindly told me more about her collection.
“The AW17 collection is inspired by words and poetry of young writers, lovers and artists, looking for natural beauty and honesty in psychical and mental places”. With this collection, By Signe keeps in line the values of a natural woman within a modern culture. The danish style reflects upon By Signe’s collections as it is minimalist elegant and sober.
By Signe strives for sustainable fashion. “The in-house production in Denmark ensures absolute ethical security in a healthy and safe environment. When selecting materials the brand strives for all fabrics to be organic and certified by The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)… The brand works with an absolute minimum-waste cutting, where inevitable cutouts are used for lingerie… Carelabels are handprinted on organic cotton and all sewing thread is certified organic too.”
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Mio Martha: eco-friendly german fashion brand
My other crush of the Berlin Ethical Fashion Week was MioMartha, an eco-friendly fashion brand from Germany. Contrary to the colorful collection of By Signe, MioMartha’s collection was caracterised by denim clothes: cute dresses or pants with a perfect cut.
Her latest collection is the Modern equality collection – She found her inspiration during her last trip to London when she spotted some photos from the late 70s + early 80s. It gave her the idea to play with the style elements like bigger buttons or high collars. By choosing feathery cottons in sky colour shading, she wants to create a pure summer look and give the opportunity wearing every single piece throughout the day.
MioMartha also shares the idea of Slow Fashion. The choice of quality materials for her collection as well as a production that is specifictly located in Germany. The people there share the same understanding of ecological manufacturing.
If you want to know more about MioMartha’s CEO Heidi Koselowski, how she started with MioMartha, and her inspiring opinion, check out MioMartha’s interview!