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Making Europe Great Again: Here’s 26 European Brands You Can’t Miss

Being a very international team at Fine Yellow, we love Europe. A continent full of culture, languages, food and a LOT of sustainable fashion. I’d say that us Europeans are pretty woke, and there’s nothing we love better than supporting our local brands. We already featured a few on our latest insta feature but we thought you deserved more, so here’s your ultimate European Sustainable Fashion Guide.  

Arela Studio 

Finland  🇫🇮

Arela Studio is focused on cashmere knitwear and cotton basics, an essential for any wardrobe. Arela produces in Nepal, Latvia, China and Finland and offers a unique care service, where they will wash, depill, steam and mend your knits for you.

 

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Armedangels 

Germany  🇩🇪

We’re loving Armed Angels – one of the biggest ethical fashion brands out there! From using the best available ecologically safe materials to being closely involved in a fully traceable supply chain, this company makes sure to show the world that fashion can be done differently. Shop Armed Angels on Fine Yellow. 

 

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Beaumont Organic

UK  🇬🇧

Beaumont Organic is based in Manchester, UK. They specialise in high-quality garments made with organic textiles, such as 100% GOTS certified cotton and vegetable-tanned leather. Shop Beaumont Organic on Fine Yellow.

Buffet

Slovakia  🇸🇰

Buffet is a brand created by three Slovakian designers who design stylish streetwear for the sophisticated man and woman. Their products are high quality and timeless, so expect to keep them in your wardrobe forever.

Calida

Switzerland 🇨🇭

Born in Switzerland, Calida produces sustainable sleepwear, underwear and basics. They fit perfectly, are a pleasure to wear and can be mixed and matched individually.

 

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Diarte

Spain 🇪🇸

Diarte is a Spanish fashion brand with a focus on timeless knitwear. Producing locally is just as important as a sustainable production with high-end fibres to create the perfect product. The entire production process takes place around Madrid, the heart of Spanish fashion. Shop Diarte on Fine Yellow.

 

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Elementy Wear

Poland 🇵🇱

Elementy creates casual clothes for both him and her. All pieces are high quality and made from natural fibres. In their own words: “we reinterpret classics”. Sounds good to us! Shop Elementy on Fine Yellow. 

 

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Ethletic

Germany  🇩🇪

Ethletic’s goal is to produce fashionable, modern shoes under humane working conditions. Ethletic makes its shoes from certified Fairtrade supply chains, making sure that premiums go to all participating producers and manufacturers. Its products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainably sourced. Shop Ethletic on Fine Yellow.

 

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Filippa K

Sweden 🇸🇪

Filippa K is a leading Scandinavian fashion brand from Sweden that provides exemplary transparency about their supply chain, with annual sustainability and Fair Wear Foundation reports.

 

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Gnana Studio

Romania 🇷🇴

Gnana studio ethically creates their garments based upon the simplicity of nature, it’s expressions and natural fibres. They are fully cruelty-free and use recycled, or local materials, which are then handcrafted into garments by artisans and crafters.

 

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Jan n’ June

Germany  🇩🇪

Jan n’ June is a brand focussed on minimalist designs and harmonious colours. Their love for classic but remarkable patterns is a must for every capsule wardrobe. Using a variety of sustainable textiles, they also try to move towards a cradle-to-cradle system. In their own words – “Let’s make eco-fashion cool and sexy”. Shop Jan n’ June on Fine Yellow.

Jungle Folk

Switzerland 🇨🇭

Zurich based Jungle Folk aims for longevity and high-quality materials. They don’t stick to the usual fashion seasons and make classics for your wardrobe. Shop Jungle Folk on Fine Yellow.

 

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The Knotty Ones

Lithuania 🇱🇹

Good knits for bad babes. That’s what The Knotty Ones is all about. They’re damn sustainable, too. Made entirely from natural materials and ethical manufacturing, so each piece lasts a lifetime.

 

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Lanius

Germany 🇩🇪

Love Fashion / Think Organic / Be Responsible – these are the maxims of LANIUS. Their vision is to combine ecological materials with fair working conditions, feminine silhouettes and a perfect fit. How can it get any better than that? Shop LANIUS on Fine Yellow.

 

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Lenny Leleu 

Belgium  🇧🇪

Lenny Leleu is a Belgian designer that is the perfect mix between haute couture and sportswear. She uses a range of materials in her designs, one being Econyl, a regenerated fibre made from recycled ocean waste.

 

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Mara

Moldova 🇲🇩

Knits with a social impact are your essential for this Winter. These slow, upcycled knits are created in a workshop in the small village of Scoreni, Moldova. All pieces are created with care using manual machinery and attention to detail.

 

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Margaret & Hermione

Austria 🇦🇹

With their mesmerizing designs, Margaret & Hermione put quality and sustainability on a whole new level. They specialise in stunning swimwear that is designed in Vienna, produced in Croatia from recycled fishing nets and printed in Germany.

 

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Movinun

Slovenia 🇸🇮

Movinun creates urban streetwear for those who are anything but mainstream. Their collection is designed and entirely in Slovenia. All pieces are made to order, making it impossible for any unsold stock to end up in landfill.

 

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Näz

Portugal  🇵🇹

Näz is Portuguese and proud. They are 100% local, working with only Portuguese factories. The brand strives for uniqueness, quality, design, minimalism, and most importantly, sustainability. They produce clothes that fit in with the conscious modern lifestyle. Shop Näz on Fine Yellow.

 

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O My Bag

The Netherlands 🇳🇱

“Let’s face it, everybody loves a great bag! The only frustrating thing about a great bag is finding one,” says Paulien Wesselink, the founder of O My Bag. O My Bag solved that exact problem by producing bags that look great and make a positive difference in the world. These beautiful bags are made from vegetable-tanned leather and organic cotton in a safe, fair working environment. Shop O My Bag on Fine Yellow.

 

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Organic Basics

Denmark 🇩🇰

Copenhagen based Organic Basics are here to put an end to overpriced, big branded logos, and the poor standards of the fashion industry. With their SilverTech technology, they’ve created heat-regulating, antibacterial, odourless underwear, socks, and t-shirts that can be worn for longer and washed less. They even claim that you can wear it for 7 days. Shop Organic Basics on Fine Yellow. 

 

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Paloma Wool

Spain 🇪🇸

Barcelona based Paloma Wool makes pieces made to mesmerise with their sublime elegance. Paloma makes sure to produce in Spain, enabling her to meet her producers and support the local economy.

 

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Rhumaa

The Netherlands 🇳🇱

Dutch brand Rhumaa creates gorgeous pieces with fairness at the heart of their brand. A percentage of their turnover goes to the Rhumaa Foundation, which supports projects and skill development programs in Cape Town. Shop Rhumaa on Fine Yellow.

 

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05 Studio

Bulgaria 🇧🇬

05 Studio has 5 words as their mantra – simple, comfort, modern, functional, individual. These blinding basics are thoughtfully designed and transcend time and trends. Their garments are proudly designed and made in Bulgaria by seamstresses and small independent ateliers.

 

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Veja

France 🇫🇷

Veja’s shoes are designed in France and produced in Brazil with great effort in sustainable and fair conditions. Veja sources cotton from small-scale farmers that are encouraged in agro-ecology.

 

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Tom Wood

Norway 🇳🇴

Tom Wood design carefully curated items, based on the desire to create contemporary classics. From knits, tops, trousers and jackets to high-quality crafted jewellery, this brand is the ultimate example of Scandinavian minimalism and functionalism.

 

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There you have it, our top pick of sustainable brands in Europe! We hope you love them as much as we do!

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