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Green Goes Deep For Fashion In Berlin

Germany’s capital is a wellspring of fashion labels producing eco-friendly attire.

Clothes and shows alike have taken shape in the studio of eco-fashionista Magdalena Schaffrin.

A new approach to design is taking root in Berlin, and it has nothing to do with all the tech startups that have set up shop over the past few years. The city’s fashion scene–which ascended to the worldwide stage in 2007 with the launch of Berlin Fashion Week–is increasingly being defined by a growing cadre of eco-designers: more than 100 labels that use organically produced, ethically harvested, and recycled materials for their garments. Both avant-garde and green, the shift represents the convergence of multiple threads of German heritage and culture. It’s also one of the fastest-growing segments in the $3 trillion clothing industry.

As trends go, Berlin came by this one honestly. Designer and fashion-show organizer Magdalena Schaffrin attributes the city’s place at the epicenter of sustainable fashion to a myriad of factors: There are eight fashion schools in the area; Berliners harbor a decades-old appreciation for all things green; the city’s high rate of unemployment encourages entrepreneurship; rent is cheap. Those traits coalesced to facilitate a subindustry that Tanja Muehlhans, who works with the Berlin senate as a strategist for creative industries, thinks could account for 10% of annual fashion sales within 10 years.

“Sustainability is a megatrend in fashion,” says Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, a VP at BSR, a San Francisco-based firm that helps businesses create sustainable strategies. “There are few brands not considering it. That was not the case 10 years ago.” It certainly was not: According to the not-for-profit Textile Exchange, the global organic cotton market grew from $240 million in 2002 to $5.16 billion in 2010.

If Schaffrin and her peers stay their course, that figure will continue to rise. Schaffrin runs the Ethical Fashion Show and Green Showroom events during Berlin Fashion Week, giving exposure to sustainable labels from around the world. She says that buyers from the U.S. and Japan were considerably active during BFW in July, and expects as much enthusiasm for this January’s upcoming gathering. “It’s a fashion movement,” she explains, “not a fashion moment.”

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Anjelika Dreams Organic “Kirti” Dress

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  • Wood Button Front.
  • Organic Tie.
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    A.D.O. makes clothes that are free of synthetic chemicals, toxic irritants, and is 100% organic and sustainable. The fabric is dyed in the age-old Indian tradition of natural herb dye. Each strand of yarn is dyed with hand-picked natural ingredients such as pomegranate seeds, turmeric, lemon,  indigofera, sandalwood, basil, eucalyptus etc., to give a unique color and natural goodness.

    Respecting our environment also means respecting the welfare of the tailors and seamstresses who bring their craft to you. All A.D.O. clothing is made in a factory in India and the USA that takes a holistic approach to their employees and economic sustainability.

    The A.D.O. woman is one with her community and wants the very best for her family, her surroundings, her body and soul.

    Jonano’s “Heidi” Turtleneck: A modern riff on the Hepburn silhouette, the style is super-flattering, light weight, and ever-so versatile.

     

  • Classic style turtleneck tapers at the neck to stay put for a sleek elongated silhouette.
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    Adorable “Mira” Shorts by Anjelika Dreams Organic (A.D.O.)

    These 100% organic cotton jersey shorts are absolutely adorable. Besides the comfy elastic waist with organic drawstring, the leg ties give it such a cuteness factor. Perfect for yoga, running, or hanging by the pool…

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    The “Christine” Dress by Christine Marchuska

    This c.marchuska item is a versatile piece that can be worn as a dress or jacket.

    Pair it with leggings, skinny jeans or dress pants for a daytime look, or heels for a night out on the town.

    The dress also has side pockets for the working woman on the go.

    The empire waist makes for an attractive fit for any body type.

    Italian recycled polyester buttons, Side pockets, Crew neckline, 16.5″ from waist.

    Made of a sustainable blend of 50% modal / 50% organic cotton.

    Made with care in New York’s Garment District, USA.

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    Sustainable clothing is for today’s trendsetting, socially-conscious woman. Each piece is made domestically in New York City’s Garment District out of sustainable fabric blends, recycled, and organic materials. Christine Marchuska has a strong passion for sustainable fashion. When you explore her pieces, you will understand why cmarchuska clothing provides chic clothing options with classic flattering cuts and the highest quality of sustainable fabrics.

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    A.D.O. (Anjelika Dreams Organic) is a clothing line designed for the active woman: comfortable and breathable!

    A.D.O. makes clothes that are free of synthetic chemicals, toxic irritants, and is 100% organic and sustainable. The fabric is dyed in the age-old Indian tradition of natural herb dye. Each strand of yarn is dyed with hand-picked natural ingredients such as pomegranate seeds, turmeric, lemon, indigofera, sandalwood, basil, eucalyptus etc., to give a unique color and natural goodness.

    Respecting our environment also means respecting the welfare of the tailors and seamstresses who bring their craft to you. All A.D.O. clothing is made in a factory in India and the USA that takes a holistic approach to their employees and economic sustainability.

    The A.D.O. woman is one with her community and wants the very best for her family, her surroundings, her body and soul.

    We hope you enjoy wearing our clothes as much as we have enjoyed creating them!

    ABOUT THE DESIGNER:

    Anjelika Krishna is a native of New Delhi, India and a merit scholar graduate of The School of Art Institute of Chicago. After earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Design she moved to New York City to work as a designer for various design houses including names such as Issey Miyake and Chaps Ralph Lauren. Anjelika’s vision to incorporate her traditional Indian culture and art into her Western designs gave birth to her company A.D.O. (Anjelika Dreams Organic). Anjelika’s work has been featured in exhibitions sponsored by the Contemporary Arts Council of Chicago, for which she was featured in the The Chicago Reader journal. In 2003, she was nominated for the Richard H. Driehaus Fashion Excellence Award.

    Christine Marchuska “Roli” Hoodie

  • The c.marchuska “Roli” hoodie is a cute piece to wear hanging out, mastering yoga moves, or taking a stroll in Central Park.
  • Sustainable blend of 92% bamboo viscose / 8% spandex.
  • Made with care in New York’s Garment District, USA.
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    Sustainable clothing is for today’s trendsetting, socially-conscious woman.

     
    Eco-fashion is one of the most compelling topics in fashion today. Simply put, the term “eco-fashion” refers to stylized clothing that uses environmentally sensitive fabrics and responsible production techniques.

    Why Wear Organic?

    c.marchuska eco-fashion - click to shopNow more than ever, we need to take into account the environment, the health of consumers, and the working conditions of people in any industry. Global warming is becoming more of a fact than a probability, and consumers need to think of their impact on the environment with even the clothes they wear. While buying organic clothing is just the beginning of what it will take to improve the environment, there are things consumers can do to do their part in reducing energy use and cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions. Clearly, it will take everyone to make the biggest difference.

    The Mission:

    c.marchuska is an eco-friendly clothing line which provides chic and sustainable clothing at affordable prices. Manufactured in New York City, the clothing is designed to embody versatility throughout different trends and seasons in order to stay true to the sustainable fashion mantra of producing less waste. The sophisticated clothing with its green benefits is the perfect match for the socially conscious woman that doesn’t want to sacrifice style, price or comfort to help save the planet.

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    Going green has never felt so good! Introducing the ultra comfortable and sexy slip dress by Jonano…

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  • Simply a classic is the best way to describe this flirty, feminine slip dress.
  • Trimmed with delicate stretch lace and made with adjustable straps for a perfect fit.
  • The ecolux lace grouping is part of Jonano’s new “Maisse” Collection of fabric blends that incorporate corn-based elements with viscose from bamboo and a hint of spandex for an innovative eco-chic twist.
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    From Seed To Sewn – Since 2005, the Jonano production and design team have traveled extensively throughout the USA and North America, Central and South America, Africa and Asia searching out the best organic farms, mills, cooperatives and factories to create our collections. Our textile lab is constantly developing and discovering new cutting edge eco fabrics and dye techniques.

    Nestled deep in the concrete canyons of Steel Town, the softest organic and natural fibers come together to create fashion that withstands the test of time. Like the resiliency of nature in today’s metropolitan jungles, Jonano eco chic collections adapt to and celebrate the changing environment and unpredictable energies of life, nurturing your fashion desires.

    Whatever your style, Jonano has modern classics and wardrobe updates for everyday and special occasions. Must-have pieces like the perfect little black dress, sleek stretch tees and best fitting leggings coexist with Fall’s favorite vest, essential scarves and sweet yet sexy lingerie. Look good, feel good and know that you are doing good today, tomorrow and forever.

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  • The cmarchuska long sleeve mseries t-shirt is the must-have item for all year round.
  • The epaulettes at the collar along with the button cuffs add a sophisticated look.
  • T-shirt wearable for work or play.
  • Made of a sustainable blend of 100% organic cotton.
  • Sophisticated epaulettes and button cuffs, Longer length t-shirt to accentuate curves, 15.5″ from bust line.
  • Hand wash for longest wear.
  • Made with care in New York’s Garment District, USA.
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    cmarchuska’s Leslie Dress – The Perfect Piece to Pack for all Seasons

    Christine Marchuska Leslie Dress  Christine Marchuska Leslie Dress

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  • The cmarchuska leslie dress is casual hoodie meets sophisticated wrap.
  • This dress is the perfect piece to pack for all seasons with its versatile style.
  • Made of a sustainable blend of 92% bamboo / 8% stretched yarn.
  • Hooded wrap dress, Super Soft Bamboo Fabric, 18″ from waist.
  • Machine wash cold – Lay flat to dry.
  • Made with care in New York’s Garment District, USA.