Last weekend I spent in Berlin, visistig the Green Market and the BioOst Trade fair for organic products. Once again it has been an super inspiring weekend, with loads and loads of intersting long talks and discussions about how to make a product (e.g. face cream) a sustainable product, what kind of packaging to use, what kind of materials to use when making fair fashion clothes, where to produce, what to give back when using ressources from another country (such as Bolivia) etc. etc. etc. I got to know a bunch of new labels and brands, I met so many inspiring and intersting people and I for sure will share all my favorites and highlights with you!
Let’s start with a label that I have been sharing here on the blog quite a lot already: Boerd Shoert. Jenny from boerd shoert is making simple, yet absolutely unique pieces all from certified organic cotton and made in Germany. I have been sharing an interview with her back here.
Her new collection consists of a few basics in beautiful pastel colors, a black pair of pants and super cute and unique dresses. You can shop her new collection at Avocadostore.de. I will share an outfit with one of her pieces with you soon – just waiting for slightly warmer temperatures 😀
A jewellery label that I found very inspiring was Cirer. The designer and founder, Carme, is from Spain, and living in Germany she missed the sea. So she started creating high quality jewellery, inspired by different seashells made from porcelain.
Carme has an Etsy Shop that you should definetly check out 🙂
The first market stall that caught my attention when entering the Green Market was the one by SICA and erie. Their collections are somehow very different from one another and somehow very similar…
erie was founded by Hannah Schorch (the lady with the orange coat) and creates cradle to cradle inspired design of clothing. All parts of each product are completely compostable after the user’s and re-user’s phase, only natural plant colors are used, and the entire collection is inspired by nature. The prints on the different pieces are made from dried flowers that have then been printed on the clothes. I am absolutely in LOVE with the colors and shades, the prints, the idea, the whole philosophy and the holistic approach to clothes. Hannah is a super inspiring person and I really want to do an interview with her sometime soon. You can shop her collection by sending an email and you can find the collection and contact right here.
SICA is an independent fashion label original from Curitiba, Brazil and works with upcycling since 2006. They are based in Berlin since a couple of years too and make bags out of jersey-clipping waste from Bangladesh’s garnmet industry. The clippings are localy up-cycled into functional small and large shoulder bags, clutches, laptop cases and backpacks. A really wonderful project! They have a beautiful and fun collection and an Etsy Shop.
Talking about bags – how pretty are those on the picture below? Herdentier is making absolutely beautiful bags from all vegan materials. Miriam, the sweet lady behind the label, is stitching almost every little piece herself! It has been a pleasure getting to know her at the market and talking a little about cork- and pineapple leather, about working independently and do what you love, and about creating pieces that last a lifetime and not a seaon.
Herdentier has a beautiful online shop.
Finally, I have to share some news on zero waste cosmetics too. I got to know eskay a while ago already, when ordering a few zero waste products from my favorite no-plastic online shop monomeer.de. Both my husband and I love and use their deodorants ever since. On the Green Market Berlin I finally got to know the ladies behind the brand, Rosanne & Saqera, which are both super sweet and fun. Such a pleasure, once again, to get to know the persons who came up with an idea, who have a story to share – and who make a wonderful product.
There have been a few more really nice brands and labels at the market but neither did I take pictures of all of them nor can I put everything into one blog post. I will share more about some of the labels I got to know in future fair fashion outfit posts, or other.
For now, I hope you enjoyed this post. I am still waiting for my domain to find my new design… it is taking forever and I am pretty impatient. I think my next post, finally, will be on the new layout!