These beetles are made of recycled brass. The jewellery is made by Nepalese, they work in a fair trade factory and are educated to make beautiful jewellery. This results in extraordinary craftsmanship and a brighter future for these people. And pssst…did you know this beetle was studio JUX’s first logo?
This post is part 13 of the series 13 stories about our SS13 collection
We have news for you! We often get the question: Where can I buy fair & eco clothing? This is the answer: the Talking Dress shopping guide. An app (for iPhone and Android) plus website packed with sustainable brands, webshops and stores. You can search them by category, so you can make new green discoveries. Or you can select the option ‘in your neighborhood’ to see what’s going on nearby. (more…)
Imagine 20 women sitting in a circle, with a big bowl full of beads in the middle. While chatting they crochet these amazing bracelets and necklaces. The women are part of a women empowerment project, so while producing these items they make money to fulfil their daily needs.
This post is part 12 of the series 13 stories about our SS13 collection
You will rock the streets with this heavy duty cotton canvas bag. It’s 100% organic and comes with a handmade recycled brass accessory. Coated with a 100% natural beeswax finish, so no oil or parafine is used. The more you use the bag, the nicer it gets as the coating will wear.
This post is part 11 of the series 13 stories about our SS13 collection
Do you remember that feeling when you discover secret treasures at the attic of your grandmother’s house? Well, that is how we felt when we found stacks with leftover leather in a Nepalese leather factory. No one else was interested in using them, so we decided to sew all these small pieces together and made them into fashionable bags and belts.
This post is part 10 of the series 13 stories about our SS13 collection
Ben je op zoek naar een uitdaging in de mode in het buitenland? Voor Be Suited, een kledingatelier in Nepal, is de studio JUX stichting op zoek naar een Productie-coördinator die het lokale team ondersteunt met Westerse kennis en vaardigheden. De studio JUX stichting maakt het mogelijk om kleding en accessoires duurzaam te produceren in ontwikkelingslanden. Be Suited is het eerste project waar de stichting zich op richt. Hierbij staan naast een goede productie, mens en milieu centraal. (more…)
Yes, it’s really true: F-I-S-H leather. It’s made of organic salmon skin, formerly a waste product of fish canneries. The skin retains its pigmentation and characteristic texture, while it’s tanned and dyed with an eco-friendly process. The production of this salmon skin is chrome-free, relying instead on vegetable tanning.
This post is part 9 of the series 13 stories about our SS13 collection
Nepali women usually stay at home and take care of the children. With the help of a women empowerment project they can now work. The women pick up linen yarn and instructions at the factory and then knit the garments at home. This way they can make some money, and be more independent.
This post is part 8 of the series 13 stories about our SS13 collection
You probably know they call Nepal the roof of the world. The Himalayan region is home to the highest mountains of the world – including the mighty Mount Everest. This print is inspired by these mountain tops and printed on GOTS certified fabric.
This post is part 7 of the series 13 stories about our SS13 collection
Tencel® has its origin in sustainably managed eucalyptus forests. Highly ranked on the list of most sustainable fabrics, Tencel® is the perfect material for us. It’s known for its closed loop production method, so no harmful substances are spilled in the environment. And Tencel is also very good news for you, as it’s soft and has a very luxurious touch.
This post is part 6 of the series 13 stories about our SS13 collection