My sustainable fashion journey started with my wedding dress. I came across Lucia on Etsy, I have fallen in love with her designs and ethos from the moment I saw them and placed an order online. The dress got delivered fast and it was everything I ever dreamed of in a wedding dress.
Larimeloom is based in Italy and offers everything from a simple t-shirt to a full fledged wedding dress. All her designs are all handmade and you can get them custom made to order.
My dress consisted of a short sleeve lace blouse worn over a silk spaghetti top, and a long, floaty silk skirt (You can find my dress here: Currant) You can see on the pictures here that the dress fitted me pretty well and there was no need to adjust it once Lucia sent it to me.
"The skirt is made of layer upon layer of pure silk, loose, light and flowing. The top layers are silk organza and chiffon, cut on the bias, falling and flowing around your body in ripples of sheer silk, just skimming your body, moving as if a light breeze were always blowing. It finishes behind in a double-pointed train, but it can also be made without or with a bustle for dancing." This description made me fall in love with my dress. The blouse and the camisole will both be lovely worn after the wedding too!
YANOWSKA.pl is a small slow fashion design studio creating unique accessories and clothing for women.
YANOWSKA.pl creates amazing, functional and easy to wear creations made out of natural fabrics, not only linen, but all kinds of linen blends cotton and silk.
Many of their designs are and will be unique due to the low availability of fabrics. Thus, you will be able to have original and unique clothing in your wardrobe.
YANOWSKA.pl style can be described as timeless, minimalism and classic in form.
In accordance with the "zero waste" idea, yanowska.pl uses all fabric scraps that remain. And so when you buy order from them, you can get a turban, a ribbon or something else for free added to your order.
All products are sewn in a small factory in Poland and packaged with the environment in mind.
I could not recommend their clothes highly enough, I love them mostly for their adjustable waist bands and shirts. Actually most of my wardrobe is by YANOWSKA.pl
Their International delivery is roughly €15.
Natula Natural Clothing
Natula is a brand with focus on natural fabrics. This small workshop is located in Wrocław in Poland. It has been established with conscious women in mind, for whom the origin of fabrics and the clothing creation process matters. They design clothes for women and love simple, feminine style which is never out of fashion. Natula makes sure you can enjoy your clothes for many seasons. All our pieces are made in short series, in collaboration with local craftsmen.
Natula means not only clothing – it is a whole life philosophy which recognises the importance of respecting the people with whom they work, cherishing their relationships with others, living in harmony with oneself and with nature. All of it to feel good about ourselves in the clothes we wear.
Please contact Natula for international delivery charges, but usually EU delivery costs between €10 and €15.
TALJA is a small slow fashion design studio, which was created out of love for natural fabrics, especially linen. This is a place where ideas inspired by nature are born, combined with a romantic and girlish accent. It is primarily the feminine strength and magic of this noble raw material, which is flax.
The studio is located in Szczecin, Niebuszewo. I have bought a dress and a skirt from them and both are amazing 🙂 Their design are very minimalistic yet so elegant and timeless.
Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia PLN 36 (€8.50)
Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, Hungary, Latvia PLN 48 (€11.50)
Ireland, Slovenia 62 PLN (€14.50)
Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania PLN 70 (€16.50)
France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Denmark, Estonia PLN 87 (€20.50)
"Njur is all about carefully crafted, original designs, handmade, limited edition clothing collections with one-of-a-kind, versatile pieces for the unique, dreamy woman who dresses everyday for life. Quality and comfort above all."
Njur believe that the only thing you can do better than others, is being yourself. Njur is a standard of „femininity” based on a concept: „I will never be that girl”, embracing being a woman for ourselves and not others.
Polish Postal Service
Shipping fees for E.U and European countries + Russia, Turkey, Israel & Cyprus are 45PLN (~10EUR)
Shipping fees for the U.S.A, Canada, Australia, Japan and South Korea is 65PLN (~18USD)
DPD Pickup shipping service
Country Estimated time of delivery Fee
Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia 2 business days 69PLN (~17EUR)
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands 3 business days 69PLN (~17EUR)
France, Sweden 3 business days 100PLN (~24EUR)
Bulgaria, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain 4 business days 100PLN (~24EUR)
Italy 4 business days 109PLN (~26EUR)
Croatia 5 business days 120PLN (~28EUR)
Greece 5 business days 150PLN (~35EUR)
"I would like to tell you a story about how Nalu was created and what values motivate our actions. The story begins in a small Polish village, where I landed after a long time of travelling. Giving up the rat race and big-city life, I decided to stay in the forest where I spent my vacation as a child. I went for long walks, I swam in the river, I rode a horse. When I finally got to my inner home and heard my voice, I understood that what I wanted to do was to create beautiful items for women. On the table there was a sewing machine, the heritage of my two grandmothers, and that was the answer to my question.
Nalu was created out of love for femininity. The values that stand behind it are love for Nature and beauty of everyday life in its simplest manifestations. These are my personal values that have been setting the direction of my thoughts and actions for years.
When I create clothes, I think of women as flowers. I imagine how Nalu dresses make them blossom as their inner beauty flows out and manifests outward. Watching this transformation gives me a sense of fulfillment.
I deeply believe that a woman aware of her Power and Beauty is a cure for our world.
Nalu’s clothes are created locally by me and my beloved dressmaker, Kasia. Whatever we do, we care for the environment, and try to spread the idea of fair trade. We feel sewing as an alchemical mixture of creative expression and meditation, which results in flowery clothes full of love and mindfulness."
I have bought a few dresses and a skirt from them and I must say I absolutely love the cut of the dresses I got. I must post some pictures soon. They use a lot of tencel and viscose but they will have more sustainable fabrics in the next collection which I am dying to see.
"A pioneer in sustainable Fair Trade fashion, our story started in 1991. The core mission has stayed the same over the past three decades since award-winning social entrepreneur Safia Minney founded the company. Every product is made to the highest ethical and environmental standards from start to finish. Contemporary, versatile designs and playful, exclusive prints inspired by the V&A archives create stylish, innovative and affordable fashion while respecting people and the planet. Collections featuring organic cotton, TENCEL™ Lyocell and responsible wool, are made using traditional artisan skills such as hand weaving, hand knitting, hand embroidery and hand block printing.
We launched our first fashion range to meet the Global Organic Textile Standard certified by the Soil Association and were the first fashion company to be awarded the World Fair Trade Organisation product label. These certifications guarantee People Tree’s dedication and compliance to the principles of fair trade, covering fair wages, good working conditions, transparency, environmental best practice and gender equality. "
I love the fact that they have a huge variety of clothes, you can grab something in a Sale tab anytime and of course they are fair trade and sustainable.
G • A • U
"G • A • U is one of the first Polish ethical clothing brands, founded in 2013 and sewing only from certified ecological materials from the beginning.
The style of the brand is the timeless simplicity of Scandinavian minimalism mixed with a bit of nonchalance of Parisian style.
We know that sometimes you like to be elegant and seductive, to become a crazy and full of life woman a moment later. No matter how you are today, one thing never changes: you are always, absolutely always wonderful.
G • A • U is the abbreviation for 'great as You' because we believe that the most important thing in clothes is the woman who wears them. A woman who loves her body knows her value and likes to emphasise it with her clothes.
All collections are designed in our workshop in Gdynia, and sewn in the local Gdynia tailor workshop from certified organic cotton knitted in the Polish knitting shop. The entire process of creating our clothes takes place in the spirit of slow fashion, so we can be sure that what we do is good and valuable. You can read more about the values we follow in the tab our values."
This is the only brand mentioned on this page that I haven't purchased form yet. Their values and company ethos really resonates with me. They are all about sustainability, less waste, transparency and slow fashion, clothes that are timeless and can be worn and mixed and matched for a long time. I have just placed my order so will let you know how I will get on with them 🙂
G • A • U makes their clothes only from certified eco cotton (GOTS and Oeko-Text Standard 100) without pesticides and toxic substances. The brand is close to the idea of zero waste, - purchases are packaged in a reasonable way, surpluses are avoided, and if they happen. On the website you can also see how the final price of the product is distributed.
I came across MIUMMASH when I was searching for my wedding shoes. I wanted something special, something hand made and something that I can wear again and again. When I saw forest green ballerina shoes on their website, I fell in love ... and the rest is history. Now I am a proud owner of a few pairs of their shoes, and I can tell you these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever bought... and all the shoes I bought from them ... they still look like new.
MIUMMASH is trying to be as sustainable as it is possible. They use only recycled paper. They carefully select their leather suppliers, making sure their products are sustainable at every stage of production.
They have tested plant dyed leather and they are planning to use plant dyed leather as much as possible. The leftover leather is given to a jewellery designer ... so absolutely nothing gets wasted.
"Give a girl the right shoes and she will conquer the world" - I once read in my mother's magazine and thought that Marilyn Monroe could not be wrong. I already had the right shoes, so I waited patiently for the promise to come true. I was a rebellious teenager at the time, but the topic of shoes always connected my mother and me. We could talk about them for hours, with baked goods deciding whether to make winter officers in cognac or caramel brown shade. And red suede sandals with 8 or 10 cm heels. There was magic between us, something I call resonance today. I am a daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of shoemakers. Shoes are an integral part of my life. I tried to cheat my destiny and make a career in a corporation, but it didn't work for me. Now I have a brilliant husband and three lovely daughters. In my free time from cooking, reading fairy tales, sticking slices on wounds and hanging the laundry, we make shoes. Minimalist shoes for those who like to live their own grandmothers: those young and much younger in whom they will conquer the world.
We hope you enjoy our shoes. That they will embellish your shared moments. That you will feel pleasant in the world of MIUMMASH and together we will conquer the world. Make yourself comfortable with us.