What’s New In Sustainable Fashion
Kulakovsky is a Ukrainian brand focused on exceptional shearling outerwear – plus, it also offers a range of winter accessories such as mittens and hats. The pieces are an investment but every item is handcrafted by a single tailor – a reflection of its slow-fashion approach. Inspired by designer Artur Kulakovsky’s childhood, as well as traditional Ukrainian dress, all garments are produced locally from carefully sourced leather.
The In-Person Experience
Anya’ZZZ is the new concept store open at The Village on London’s Pont Street. In situ until mid-February, the calm and serene space plays host to a curated edit of best-in-class brands offering bedding, tech, books and lighting – not to mention designer Anya Hindmarch’s new sleep range. Featuring duck-egg blue silk pyjamas, pillowcases and eye marks, as well as lambswool blankets, if you have any sleep issues, these are the products guaranteed to help you get a full eight hours.
The New Label
With a slow, less-is-more approach, A LINE is the new brand that will help you build the perfect capsule wardrobe. Already a stalwart of the Portuguese textile industry, the B Corp-certified business uses raw and recycled materials to create its signature styles, including go-to shirts, quality cashmere, a forever trench and, soon, signature denim. Think of these seasonal separates as an affordable blend of timeless femininity and function.
French brand Rouje has launched its 100% upcycled collection, Re-Rouje. Marrying retro looks with fabrics from the past, Rouje is determined to give some of its hero styles a second lease of life. Made in Europe, the upcycled selection includes iconic pieces like the Marin dress, the Paquita top and the Jéjé trousers.
The Bag Brand
A contemporary handbag brand with a circular vision, Warsaw-based accessories brand Mandel is making waves in the fashion world. Its stylish and functional leather bags that look far more expensive than their accessible price tag, and each one can be customised by simply changing the handles – helping to promote a more sustainable approach by encouraging you to wear your existing pieces in different ways. Plus, everything is handmade and most of the leathers used are vegetable tanned – the Flap and Box bags are among our favourites. Finally, it's worth noting that Mandel offers a rental and repair service.
The Online Concept
This month, online concept boutique ElaineField will be selling a range of different fashion, jewellery and lifestyle objects, making it a great resource if you’re looking to build more sustainable shopping habits but aren’t sure where to start. Founded by Royal College of Art alumnus Lara Rogers, and named after her Barbadian grandmother, the online store will stock a collection designed by Lara and handmade in London, as well as pieces from collaborations with artists like ceramicist Ani Kasten and Venice-based glassmaker Laguna B.
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