Ethical Jewelry – Pamela Love  
This native New Yorker lady started designing jewelry some seven years ago, out of her Brooklyn apartments’ bedroom. She now owns a full studio in the Garment District and offers a full range of ethically produced jewelry. Most of the metal she uses is recycled and her gemstones and semiprecious stones are ethically sourced. I wanted to point you to this pendant necklace she´s just designed for Able Made, a website dedicated to products ‘made for social impact’. It´s a hand carved and cast pendant design with two birds and a cat sharing water from a fountain. It´s a limited edition pendant made from responsibly sourced, recycled metals. 

Here´s more jewelry for you to marvel at.

The Annabelle Pendant Necklace is available in brass, antique silver and rose gold. You can buy it here.
Images by Able Made/Pamela Love

 

 

Ethical Jewelry – Pamela Love 

This native New Yorker lady started designing jewelry some seven years ago, out of her Brooklyn apartments’ bedroom. She now owns a full studio in the Garment District and offers a full range of ethically produced jewelry. Most of the metal she uses is recycled and her gemstones and semiprecious stones are ethically sourced. I wanted to point you to this pendant necklace she´s just designed for Able Made, a website dedicated to products ‘made for social impact’. It´s a hand carved and cast pendant design with two birds and a cat sharing water from a fountain. It´s a limited edition pendant made from responsibly sourced, recycled metals.

Here´s more jewelry for you to marvel at.

The Annabelle Pendant Necklace is available in brass, antique silver and rose gold. You can buy it here.


Images by Able Made/Pamela Love

 

 

Sunday Tune –This tune makes my day! Actually it´s been making a lot of my days lately. Or should I say “Time and time again”? It´s by British band Jungle and you can liste to it here. Have a beautiful sunday!
Image Purple Diary 2011

Sunday Tune –
This tune makes my day! Actually it´s been making a lot of my days lately. Or should I say “Time and time again”? It´s by British band Jungle and you can liste to it here. Have a beautiful sunday!

Image Purple Diary 2011

Brand Portrait – Lem Lem Please meet Liya Kebede, the Ethiopian model/actress and founder of clothing brand lemlem. She started her brand back in 2007 after a trip to her home country where she learned that the traditional weavers were losing their jobs as the demand for their goods had declined locally. In the last seven years lemlem has been able to expand from the women’s range to a men’s, children’s and home collection as well, thus helping the weavers keep up their work while at the same time preserving an artisanal craft. All products are made of natural cotton and handmade by Ethiopian weavers.

My favorite right now is this pair of blue striped shorts as they are a comfortable and chic summer staple. They happen to be on sale so be quick and click click enjoy!

Lem lem shorts, Made in Ethiopia from 85% Cotton, 15% Acrylic, buy them here!

 

Images by lemlem and Yoox

 

 

Brand Portrait – Lem Lem
Please meet Liya Kebede, the Ethiopian model/actress and founder of clothing brand lemlem. She started her brand back in 2007 after a trip to her home country where she learned that the traditional weavers were losing their jobs as the demand for their goods had declined locally. In the last seven years lemlem has been able to expand from the women’s range to a men’s, children’s and home collection as well, thus helping the weavers keep up their work while at the same time preserving an artisanal craft. All products are made of natural cotton and handmade by Ethiopian weavers.

My favorite right now is this pair of blue striped shorts as they are a comfortable and chic summer staple. They happen to be on sale so be quick and click click enjoy!

Lem lem shorts, Made in Ethiopia from 85% Cotton, 15% Acrylic, buy them here!

 

Images by lemlem and Yoox

 

 

Produkt der Woche – Titania Inglis Kleid
Ab morgen brütet wieder die Sonne wieder über unseren Köpfen. Bei 32 Grad und mehr sind Shorts und Minirock angesagt. Das ist jedoch nicht jedermanns Geschmack. Für die Feinsinnigeren unter uns eignet sich deshalb ein bodenlanges Kleid, wie dieses von Titania Inglis. Es verhüllt die Beine, bietet der Luft genug Platz zu zirkulieren und macht hinten durch sechs überkreuzte Träger einen schönen Rücken. Titania Inglis lässt alle Designs in New York produzieren und bezieht die Bio-Baumwolle allein aus Japan. Übrigens ist es jetzt gerade bei Yoox.com im Sale. 
Zum Kaufen hier Klicken!
Aus 100% japanischer Bio-Baumwolle, Made in USA

Produkt der Woche – Titania Inglis Kleid

Ab morgen brütet wieder die Sonne wieder über unseren Köpfen. Bei 32 Grad und mehr sind Shorts und Minirock angesagt. Das ist jedoch nicht jedermanns Geschmack. Für die Feinsinnigeren unter uns eignet sich deshalb ein bodenlanges Kleid, wie dieses von Titania Inglis. Es verhüllt die Beine, bietet der Luft genug Platz zu zirkulieren und macht hinten durch sechs überkreuzte Träger einen schönen Rücken. Titania Inglis lässt alle Designs in New York produzieren und bezieht die Bio-Baumwolle allein aus Japan. Übrigens ist es jetzt gerade bei Yoox.com im Sale. 

Zum Kaufen hier Klicken!

Aus 100% japanischer Bio-Baumwolle, Made in USA

An Ethical denim skirt – what´s that exactly?
Denim production has a very high impact on the environment. Ethical denim production lowers the environmental impact by for example employing techniques that use less water. In the case of this very denim skirt by German brand hessnatur this denim´s also been produced mindfully in terms of other ecological and social aspects. The organic cotton is grown in Burkina Faso, Turkey. 90 percent of the jeans’ production is done in Turkey as well, while the processing oft he fabric is done in different coutntries: European Union (56%), Turkey (11%), Peu (8%). hessnatur is a member oft he Fair Wear Foundation( FWF) as well as the Internationale Verband für Naturtextilien.
Hess Natur Denim Skirt, Made from 100 % Organic Cotton from Turkey and Organic Merino Wool from Australia, buy it here
Source: Getchanged, Jeansguide

An Ethical denim skirt – what´s that exactly?

Denim production has a very high impact on the environment. Ethical denim production lowers the environmental impact by for example employing techniques that use less water. In the case of this very denim skirt by German brand hessnatur this denim´s also been produced mindfully in terms of other ecological and social aspects. The organic cotton is grown in Burkina Faso, Turkey. 90 percent of the jeans’ production is done in Turkey as well, while the processing oft he fabric is done in different coutntries: European Union (56%), Turkey (11%), Peu (8%). hessnatur is a member oft he Fair Wear Foundation( FWF) as well as the Internationale Verband für Naturtextilien.

Hess Natur Denim Skirt, Made from 100 % Organic Cotton from Turkey and Organic Merino Wool from Australia, buy it here

Source: Getchanged, Jeansguide

Dark Denim –
When I think of denim right now I either think of a pair of medium blue Levi’s 501s (I´ve yet to find those) or a dark indigo denim skirt. The medium blue 501’s are more of a nostalgic tribute to the 90ies and Beverly Hills 90210 (Brenda, Kelly, Donna anyone?). Dark denim on the other hand feels like the most modern take on denim at the moment.

I´ve seen dashes of dark denim in the recent resort collections, for example at 10 Crosby  Derek Lam as well as Rachel Comey and Acne Studios.

When it comes to making their production more ethical Swedish brand Acne Studios, who I´ve featured before here, are showing quite a bit of effort. As a member of the Fair Wear Foundation they´re being monitored through an annual brand performance check. It covers whether a brand pays its textile workers living wages, how and where it does its sourcing. You can see the results of last years check here.

German brand Hess Natur is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation as well and also offers various insights into its production. They fully declare the country of origin for the materials used in each of their products. They denim skirt below for example is made of organic cotton from turkey and organic merino wool from Australia. It´s an unbleached denim, dyed with synthetic colors.

German brand Closed produce their denim in Italy. They do ozone wash, an eco-friendly washing technique that takes less time than conventional washing.

And now you´re good to do some fun and fair shopping! Click click enjoy!
Top from left to right: Rachel Comey, Acne Studios, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, all Resort 2015Bottom from left to right: Denim Shirt Closed, Made in Italy, Made from 100 % Cotton, buy it here Pin Jeans Acne Studios, Made from 92 % Cotton, 6 % Polyester, 2 % Elastane, buy it here
Acne Studios, Drift Skirt, Made from 100% Cotton, Lining Composition Cotton 100%, buy it here
Lash Shirt Dress Acne Studios, Made from 100 % Cotton, buy it here

Hess Natur Denim Skirt, Made from 100 % Organic Cotton from Turkey and Organic Merino Wool from Australia, buy it here

Dark Denim –

When I think of denim right now I either think of a pair of medium blue Levi’s 501s (I´ve yet to find those) or a dark indigo denim skirt. The medium blue 501’s are more of a nostalgic tribute to the 90ies and Beverly Hills 90210 (Brenda, Kelly, Donna anyone?). Dark denim on the other hand feels like the most modern take on denim at the moment.

I´ve seen dashes of dark denim in the recent resort collections, for example at 10 Crosby  Derek Lam as well as Rachel Comey and Acne Studios.

When it comes to making their production more ethical Swedish brand Acne Studios, who I´ve featured before here, are showing quite a bit of effort. As a member of the Fair Wear Foundation they´re being monitored through an annual brand performance check. It covers whether a brand pays its textile workers living wages, how and where it does its sourcing. You can see the results of last years check here.

German brand Hess Natur is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation as well and also offers various insights into its production. They fully declare the country of origin for the materials used in each of their products. They denim skirt below for example is made of organic cotton from turkey and organic merino wool from Australia. It´s an unbleached denim, dyed with synthetic colors.

German brand Closed produce their denim in Italy. They do ozone wash, an eco-friendly washing technique that takes less time than conventional washing.

And now you´re good to do some fun and fair shopping! Click click enjoy!

Top from left to right: Rachel Comey, Acne Studios, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, all Resort 2015
Bottom from left to right: Denim Shirt Closed, Made in Italy, Made from 100 % Cotton, buy it here

Pin Jeans Acne Studios, Made from 92 % Cotton, 6 % Polyester, 2 % Elastane, buy it here

Acne Studios, Drift Skirt, Made from 100% Cotton, Lining Composition Cotton 100%, buy it here

Lash Shirt Dress Acne Studios, Made from 100 % Cotton, buy it here

Hess Natur Denim Skirt, Made from 100 % Organic Cotton from Turkey and Organic Merino Wool from Australia, buy it here

Beautyprodukt der Woche – Susanne Kaufmann und Uslu Airlines
Die Kosmetikmarken Susanne Kaufmann und Uslu Airlines haben sich zum zweiten Mal zusammengetan. Das Ergebnis ist ein Set aus Lippenstift und passendem Nagellack, beides in korallrot – Susanne Kaufmanns Lieblingsfarbe. Natürlich besteht der Lippenstift, HOH genannt, nur aus natürlichen Inhaltsstoffen wie Shea Butter – ganz nach Kaufmanns Vorstellungen. Nach dem „5-free“ Prinzip verzichtet Uslu Airlines übrigens nicht nur beim Nagellack ACH auf die fünf schädlichsten Inhaltsstoffe, wie zum Beispiel Formaldehyd, sondern auch bei ihrem gesamten Nagellacksortiment.
Online gibt’s das Set hier und hier!
Nagellack ACH: kein Formaldehyd, Formhaldehyd (Harz), Toluene, Dibutylphthalat und Kampfer
Lippenstift HOH: parabenfrei (ohne Paraben als Konservierungsstoffe), mit Shea Butter und Vitamin E

Beautyprodukt der Woche – Susanne Kaufmann und Uslu Airlines

Die Kosmetikmarken Susanne Kaufmann und Uslu Airlines haben sich zum zweiten Mal zusammengetan. Das Ergebnis ist ein Set aus Lippenstift und passendem Nagellack, beides in korallrot – Susanne Kaufmanns Lieblingsfarbe. Natürlich besteht der Lippenstift, HOH genannt, nur aus natürlichen Inhaltsstoffen wie Shea Butter – ganz nach Kaufmanns Vorstellungen. Nach dem „5-free“ Prinzip verzichtet Uslu Airlines übrigens nicht nur beim Nagellack ACH auf die fünf schädlichsten Inhaltsstoffe, wie zum Beispiel Formaldehyd, sondern auch bei ihrem gesamten Nagellacksortiment.

Online gibt’s das Set hier und hier!

Nagellack ACH: kein Formaldehyd, Formhaldehyd (Harz), Toluene, Dibutylphthalat und Kampfer

Lippenstift HOH: parabenfrei (ohne Paraben als Konservierungsstoffe), mit Shea Butter und Vitamin E

Weekend´s on –  Time to drop your pen, shut down your computer, grab a towel and head for a swim at the pool or the lake! Berlin´s a perfect example of summer right now and there´s a weekend just like that ahead. Here´s my favorite Lykke Li tune of the moment. Have a good one, ya´ll!

Image: Tim Walker for Vogue Nippon

Weekend´s on –
Time to drop your pen, shut down your computer, grab a towel and head for a swim at the pool or the lake! Berlin´s a perfect example of summer right now and there´s a weekend just like that ahead. Here´s my favorite Lykke Li tune of the moment. Have a good one, ya´ll!

Image: Tim Walker for Vogue Nippon

SALE: Less than 100 EUR – Ethical Edit A common misconception is that ethical fashion from transparent production is far more expensive than high street fashion from conventional production. So not true!Paying textile workers living wages and sourcing environmentally friendly raw materials doesn´t necessarily add up to crazy-high prices. Investing loads of money into advertising does, though. To prove my point I´ve selected a handful of items from transparent, ethical production that sell for less than a hundred euros. Click click enjoy!


Top from left to right: Baseball Cap Acne Studios, Made from 100 % Cotton Twill, 40,- EUR

T-Shirt, A.P.C., Made in Tunisia, Made from 100 % Cotton, 54,- EUR

Noemi Slip-Ons, Stella McCartney, rubber sole, inner sole: faux leather, top: 100 % cotton canvas, 90,- EUR

Shorts Acne Studios, Made from 71 % Viscose, 29% Linen, inner lining 100 % cotton, 90,- EUR

SALE: Less than 100 EUR – Ethical Edit
A common misconception is that ethical fashion from transparent production is far more expensive than high street fashion from conventional production. So not true!
Paying textile workers living wages and sourcing environmentally friendly raw materials doesn´t necessarily add up to crazy-high prices. Investing loads of money into advertising does, though.
To prove my point I´ve selected a handful of items from transparent, ethical production that sell for less than a hundred euros. Click click enjoy!

Top from left to right: Baseball Cap Acne Studios, Made from 100 % Cotton Twill, 40,- EUR

T-Shirt, A.P.C., Made in Tunisia, Made from 100 % Cotton, 54,- EUR

Noemi Slip-Ons, Stella McCartney, rubber sole, inner sole: faux leather, top: 100 % cotton canvas, 90,- EUR

Shorts Acne Studios, Made from 71 % Viscose, 29% Linen, inner lining 100 % cotton, 90,- EUR

Shoe of the week – Cri de Coeur
Gina Ferraraccio and Julie Dicterow are the designers behind Cri de Coeur, a Peta-approved footwear and accessory brand that´s ethically produced from harvest to high-street. 
Their collections consist of quality vegan materials – including Ultrasuede made from recycled plastics, eco-PU that’s low-VOC, breathable and biodegradable, organic cotton, hemp and reclaimed wood. The two ladies are committed to choosing vendors who abide by their ideals of earth-friendly manufacturing processes and fair treatment of workers. I´ve covered vegan footwear in all its beauty here and here and am happy to show you yet another example of pretty vegan sandals!
Mackenzie Lace-up Sandal, imported (I´m asking them where they made this very sandal, so pls bear with me), made from  recycled materials, buy it here

Shoe of the week – Cri de Coeur

Gina Ferraraccio and Julie Dicterow are the designers behind Cri de Coeur, a Peta-approved footwear and accessory brand that´s ethically produced from harvest to high-street.

Their collections consist of quality vegan materials – including Ultrasuede made from recycled plastics, eco-PU that’s low-VOC, breathable and biodegradable, organic cotton, hemp and reclaimed wood. The two ladies are committed to choosing vendors who abide by their ideals of earth-friendly manufacturing processes and fair treatment of workers. I´ve covered vegan footwear in all its beauty here and here and am happy to show you yet another example of pretty vegan sandals!

Mackenzie Lace-up Sandal, imported (I´m asking them where they made this very sandal, so pls bear with me), made from  recycled materials, buy it here