October 29, 2021 8 min read
Leggings are here to stay! The Girlfriend Collective makes comfortable leggings and sport bras that also work great for casual wear. The products are sewn in a factory owned by a Danish family in Vietnam.
Girlfriend Collective makes the cutest sustainable activewear out of recycled plastic bottles. The colorful designs are made for workouts, yoga, lounging, and everywhere in between. Slightly thicker fabrication than your average style, a high waistline that doesn't roll down or bunch and a streamlined fit that flatters every shape. Girlfriend Collective uses 25 recycled water bottles in every high-waist, compressive legging pair. Read more about Girlfriend Collective's sustainable manufacturing.Our TestBee Fia is wearing Girlfriend Collective's Compressive leggings and Topanga bra.
Have you ever wondered how responsible your everyday underwear is? Organic Basics makes timeless and long-lasting underwear made from organic cotton, Tencel and recycled plastic. As their name suggests, their underwear designs are minimalist and timeless.
Organic Basics was born from the idea to fight against the current fast fashion culture and its poor environmental standards. The brand aims to encourage consumers to switch to high quality, organic and sustainable clothing. The materials used in the products are natural, recyclable, renewable or biodegradable. With Organic Basics, you can dress responsibly from head to toe.
All Houdini clothing is made from 100% either recycled, recyclable, renewable or biodegradable materials. Houdini prefers to use materials that already exist, so when your Houdini garment is at the end of its useful life, return it to Weekendbee and we'll make sure it goes back into reuse.
The Shelter jacket is one of the most popular products in Houdini's range and for good reason. The minimalist, stylish jacket is perfect for both city and outdoor adventures.
Our TestBee Fia is wearing the Shelter jacket in Beaker Pink.
ARMEDANGELS is well known for their denim and the brand is based in Köln Germany. They want to make a real difference for the future and are not just another fashion brand. Sustainability is not a trend, it is an attitude. Timeless design instead of fast fashion, sustainable & regenerative materials instead of cheap mass-produced goods and fair production instead of wage slavery.
There is a wide range of denim fits, it will be easy find your favorite everyday jeans here, from skinny mid-waist to high-waist, boyfriend or mom fit, the very hot wide leg or straight leg jeans that will never go out of style.
In the picture Cayaa boyfriend fit jeans.
Varg offers warm, inspiring and functional clothes for everyday wear. Varg was born out of a longing to find functional clothes for Scandinavian adventures that are made without harming the environment. The mix between the rugged sporty and clearly Scandinavian design makes Varg unique. Varg is part of everyday life.
The love of nature requires participation in the fight to preserve it. Therefore, Varg always strives to make environmentally friendly choices. Varg uses recycled fibers, recycled wool and creates clothing of high quality that lasts over time.
In the picture there is a warm Abisko hoodie and wool trousers.
Sherpa is made for the adventurous. Made for people with open minds, big hearts and a desire to explore. Inspired by the colors and patterns of the Himalayas, Sherpa blends tradition and design to bring heritage to life in functional, stylish clothing created for life outdoors.
Founded in 2003 by Tashi Sherpa and his family to help the communities and people of Nepal. Sherpa is focused on providing economic and social stability to the people of Nepal through steady employment, quality working conditions and educational opportunities for future generations. Every item Sherpa sells provides a day of school for a Nepalese child.
Aevor backpacks are made from recycled polyester derived from at least 50% recycled plastic bottles. In addition, Aevor works with the bluesign® system and the Fair Wear Association to ensure a non-toxic production process and to continuously improve working conditions throughout the Aevor production.
TestBee Tim has an Aevor Travel Pack Proof in stone.
tentree creates aspirational outside products for those who identify with the outdoors, but are not defined by them. The clothes are made from organic cotton, hemp, tencel and recycled polyester, among other materials. Every time you purchase an tentree-item, they plant 10 trees. By planting trees for every purchase, they are making big change accessible to everybody and showing the lasting impact that one small choice can have.
tentree is proudly certified B-Corporation. This means they uphold the highest regard and respect for their employees, communities, and our environment. They are committed to minimize their environmental impact, uplifting the well-being of people with ethical labour rights, and safe workplaces, and recognizing their social responsibility to keep business practices as transparent as possible.
This picture shows a warm TreeFleece sweatshirt for men.
Merino wool knitwear and accessories are versatile and long-lasting companions for leisure and outdoor activities. The best thing about merino wool is its breathability and temperature regulating properties. Merino wool is also easy to care for, simply airing it out is enough if there are no stains.
North Outdoor comes from Finland. Their own deep experience of the changing seasons, biting frost, drizzling rain and the (few) warm summer days has trained us to design clothes that function in all four seasons.
The main raw material North Outdoor uses is merino wool. They bear responsibility for the ethical and ecological aspects related to merino wool and the brand. The wool used in their products is mulesing free and our textiles Oeko-Tex certified. The merino wool yarns used by them are Woolmark certified. North Outdoor wishes also to keep their carbon footprint as light as possible by making both small and big choices for nature.
Our TestBee Hanna wears a Kaski crew neck sweater in colour autumn yellow.
A pioneer in sustainable Fair Trade fashion and ethical sportswear, People Tree 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.
People Tree launched its first fashion range to meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified by the Soil Association and was the first fashion company to be awarded the World Fair Trade Organisation product label. These certifications guarantee People Tree’s dedication and compliance with the principles of fair trade, covering fair wages, good working conditions, transparency, environmental best practice, and gender equality.
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.
This photo shows the women's classic Brooklyn Denim dungarees.
VAI-KØ is a Finnish brand, whose merino wool products are at home both in the woods and on the streets. The organic merino wool used in VAI-KØ's products comes from organic farms in Patagonia Argentina.
Most of Vai-ko's products are made in Finland. The materials used in the products include 100% traceable Nativa™ organic cotton and are also Bluesign and GOTS certified.
Our Testbee Samuli is wearing a VAI-KO Timbejack Beanie in Salmon Pink.
Pure Waste is a Finnish textile company producing ecologically sustainable yarns, fabrics and ready-made garments using only materials that would otherwise go to waste. Pure Waste's recycled cotton t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and trousers are timeless classics that fit in all our wardrobes.
Pure Waste mission is to industrialize textile up cycling globally as a common practice. They combine sustainability and quality by creating ecological fashion from recycled materials. They will increase ecological thinking and bring etchical choices available for everyone.
Jukka, founder of Weekendbee, is wearing a blue Pure Waste t-shirt: "Pure Waste shirts are high-quality, timeless wardrobe staples that you can wear day after day."
VEJA has been making sneakers and other shoes in a slightly different way since 2005. Veja shoes are great classic sneakers for everyday use.
VEJA combines social projects, economic ecology and ecological materials. VEJA uses organic cotton from Brazil and Peru, Amazon rubber for its soles, and a number of innovative recycled materials. The shoes are made in Brazil under controlled production conditions.
Testbee Fia wears Veja's Campo Chromefree sneakers.
Saola manufactures responsible shoes for everyday use from recycled and natural materials. SAOLA was born with a clear goal: to provide stylish, comfortable, but above all innovative and sustainable products to transform the shoe industry.
SAOLA uses recycled and biologically sourced materials as much as possible and is developing techniques to optimise manufacturing processes, such as "knitting" shoes, which allows for simplified assembly and eliminates material waste. 1% of the profits from the sale of SAOLA shoes will be donated to wildlife conservation and biodiversity preservation.
The picture shows Saola's Mindo Waterproof shoes.
Have you ever heard of shoes made from apples? Komrads uses Apple Eco Leather, a leather made from the waste products of the apple juice industry. It is a versatile, sustainable, bio-based and high-quality alternative to leather with a low environmental impact.
Komrads promises to create the most sustainable and ecological sneakers without compromising on quality, comfort and design. Sneakers that have the least possible impact on the planet we live on. The soles of Komrads sneakers are made from 100% recycled rubber from car tyres and other sneaker soles, dyed with a bio-based paint.
Check out the APL sneakers in the picture here!
Langbrett is a German company, which has developed into a community for sustainable minded people in it's homeland. Besides ecological shoes, they produce also surf-, skate- and outdoor clothing, organize events and have developed the Guppyfriend washing bag to fight the microplastics.
Langbrett's shoes are made from recycled materials, and they are fully recyclable, so the production is circular. They use only chrome-free, vegetable tanned leather and the soles are made of recycled natural rubber and/or recycled cork. Langbrett doesn't use EVA, chemicals or whiteners, and their shoes don't shed microplastics, as there isn't any plastics used.
The picture shows unisex Sum canvas shoes.
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