10 Sustainable Brands for Minimalists

10 Sustainable Brands for Minimalists

Your guide to the best sustainable & eco-conscious brands on the NETSUSTAIN platform:

Digitorial in collaboration with   NET-A-PORTER 
Photography   Patrick Boecker

Sustainability and environmental mindfulness might be trending topics BUT it's not just bla bla. The climate crisis is something we all need to pay more attention at, especially in the sparkling world of fashion. Together we can make a difference and fortunately there are lots of amazing sustainable brands out there, creating clothes and accessories that are both beautiful and conscious. That's why NET-A-PORTER created NET SUSTAIN, a curated platform offering exceptional fashion and beauty products that have been consciously crafted. I've teamed up with NET-A-PORTER to show you 10 sustainable brands every minimalist (and fashion lover) should know:

wearing    
Silk Shirt   Envelope 1976
Wool Blend Cardigan   Aaizél
Gold Hoops   Sophie Buhai
Wide-Leg Pants   Aaizél

ENVELOPE 1976

I know Celine, the founder of Envelope 1976 for over 6 years now, since she's also a blogger colleague of mine. But her label is definitely not like the other 100000 blogger brands. Her minimalistic pieces are marvellously designed, beautifully executed and most of all: made from natural and recycled materials. They pay so much attention to detail and environmental friendly productions that I can't recommend this label enough. Big love!

Editor's Choice: Diaz Open Back Maxi Dress

SOPHIE BUHAI

I love Sophie Buhai's aesthetic so much. Her pieces are the perfect art-inspired, minimalist pieces that are both sophisticated and cool. All pieces are made by hand, which makes them even more valuable and special. 

Editor's Choice: Gold vermeil earrings

NINETY PERCENT

If you are searching for sustainable AND affordable high-quality basics you need to click yourself through Ninety Percent. The London-based label makes its products from sustainable fibers like organic cotton, recycled polyester and sustainable alternatives to conventional viscose (Tencel and EcoVera). And let me tell you: all basics are super super soft and comfortable to wear. 

Editor's Choice: Oversized Organic Cotton T-Shirt

LAURA LOMBARDI

I've been wearing and loving Laura Lombardi's jewelry for quite some time now. She is known for her simple, minimalistic pieces that are handcrafted from new, recycled and reclaimed metals. If you like chunky necklace like me, than you might check out the Franca Necklace. Great layering piece that looks amazing with turtlenecks or basic T-Shirts. 

VEJA

Sustainable sneakers made uber cool. That's what Veja is known for. The French footwear brand focuses on transparency, fair work ethics and environmental responsibility. The rubber soles are made from natural rubber, bought in the Amazon forest, directly from the seringueiro communities. Veja's goal is to enhance the economic value of the rain forest in order to protect it. 

Editor's choice: Esplar Leather Sneakers 

BITE STUDIOS

For those of you who haven't heard of the Swedish/British brand yet: Bite Studios is basically the sustainable version of Old Céline, a design aesthetic we've all dearly missed. BITE is an acronym meaning ‘By Independent Thinkers for Environmental Progress’ and the studio is focussing on outerwear and knits made from organic wool, cotton and silk. Invest now!

Editor's Choice: Organic wool tapered Pants 

BY MALENE BIRGER

To be fair, By Malene Birger isn't a fully sustainable brand BUT as all scandi brands it's making an effort to shift more towards eco-friendly and sustainable productions. Together with Net A Porter the brand designed a capsule collection, including the perfect oversized turtleneck sweater, all made from considered materials. Hope there will be more of these collections!

GOLDSIGN

The LA-based brand Goldsign is inspired by 90's minimalist fashion and creates super elevated, high-quality denim. The brand is dedicated to manufacture their jeans using organic cotton and the most ecologically sustainable techniques, like Ozone Wash (reduces water consumption), Recycled Material Stone Wash and Water Recycling. I've picked the Benefit high-rise jeans and I'm obsessed with the grey wash and the straight leg fit.

wearing    
Oversized Turtleneck Sweater   By Malene Birger
Straight-leg Jeans   Goldsign
Handbag   Agneel
Ankle Boots   Arket

AIIZÉL

Elevated neutrals straight from Melbourne, Australia. The Aiizél designs are chic, well-tailored and wearable and every fabric is consciously sourced and carefully cut in-house to ensure minimum waste. I could spend a whole week in this super cozy wool cardigan, it feels like a wearable cloud. 
Definitely a label to watch. 

Editor's Choice: Wool-blend Wrap Skirt

GOOD NEWS

Here are the good news: amazing looking and sustainable sneakers don't have to cost a fortune! The London-based label Good News is dedicated to retro-inspired designs all crafted with organic and biodegradable uppers, recycled rubber soles and exclusive ecofriendly footbeds. 

Editor's Choice: Organic cotton-canvas Sneakers

wearing    
Cardigan   Aiizél
Silk Shirt   Envelope 1976
Wide-leg Pants   Aiizél

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