Shio brings together four Berlin design labels that have a focus on handcraft and upcycling. Each of the designers has a different passion, one for clothing, the others respectively for accessories, objects and stationery. Uniting them is an overarching theme of slow fashion and sustainability. In store the Shio Upcycled line offers altered second-hand garments that have been tailored, breathing new life into old clothes. The reuse, reduce, recycle approach has made the store a popular hotspot with discerning fashion lovers seeking the chance to invest in wearable fashion without cost to the environment.
Shio, Weichselstrasse 59, 12045 Berlin
Set among Berlin’s vintage stores and independent designers, Wesen is a dedicated local design collective which produces ethical fashion under its own label. As well as its own collections, the store also showcases other products from like-minded companies, including footwear from Ten Points and Grand Step Shoes, whose products are made from chrome-free and partially vegetable-tanned leathers, and jewellery from artisan jewellers Baaj and Bkreb. All the labels stocked produce items that follow the highest ethical standards.
Wesen, Tellstrasse 7, 12045 Berlin, +49 (0)30 5459 2277
Loveco is said to be the biggest vegan concept store in Berlin, and one of the most chic at that. It has a carefully curated selection of womenswear and menswear, accessories and interiors. All the fashion sold in Loveco is made from materials that are durable and ecologically sound, with a focus on organic cotton, linen, hemp and recycled polyester. Top brands include Nudie Jeans, KeepCup and Studio Jux, making it one of the top eco-friendly hotspots in the city.
Loveco, Sonntagstrasse 29, 10245 Berlin, +49 (0)30 6957 9796
Stocking more than 40 shoe brands, Avesu is the biggest vegan shoe store in Germany. It stocks the finest ethical and vegan footwear from around the world, including brands like Veja, Birkenstock, Dr Martens and Native. All the labels it offers create products from ethically sourced, environmentally friendly materials, ensuring that whatever style you are after it is going to be at limited expense to the environment ‒ and the maker’s employees will be treated fairly. From hiking boots to trainers and summer sandals, Avesu is the go-to store for those looking for vegan shoes in Berlin.
Avesu, Warschauer Strasse 33, 10243 Berlin
Folkdays is one of the most beautifully curated ethical stores in Berlin. The store gathers fair fashion and designer labels from all over the world and showcases how sustainable fashion can be both high quality and contemporary, with handmade craft products that are both beautiful and ethical. With 40 partners in 20 countries, the store offers a selection of items across clothing, accessories, jewellery and interiors. Whether you are looking for a new piece for the home or a stunning gift for a loved one, the store is bound to impress.
Folkdays, Manteuffelstrasse 19, 10997 Berlin, +49 (0)30 9362 6094