Fair & convertible fashion from Berlin


FASHION IS A PASSION - LET'S MAKE SUSTAINABILITY ONE TOO

Fairly produced materials from Europe and an individual design result in our unique fair fashion clothing.

We are the fashion label IND-Berlin, our mission: convertible and sustainable clothes

At IND-Berlin we attach great importance to a production chain that takes place within Europe. In our Berlin shop with atelier, our fashion designer Nina Julia Walter creates all the cuts for our changeable clothes. Our clothing is partly produced on site in our studio and partly in Estonia. We source all of our fabrics from European suppliers, especially from Italy, Holland and Germany. Since last year we have been focusing on collections made from organic cotton. In addition, we want to establish a new kind of sustainability with our changeability. Overall, own less, but can wear the things you own in different ways. True to our motto: own less, wear more.

Our fashion is convertible because this is our Interpretation of sustainability and Fair Fashion. We conserve resources and appeal to conscious consumption. The idea is to have little possession of clothes while creating many different styles. More space in the wardrobe is also a positive side effect. Not long ponder what you wear, but choose one of the favorite pieces and combine it again and again. Each of our convertible clothing and accessories has potential to become a new favorite piece.

We source all of our materials exclusively from European suppliers, especially from Italy, Holland and Germany. We mainly use cotton, modal and viscose for our clothing. Since last year we have also been using organic cotton, cupro, tencel and hemp. We want to continue to expand this share for 2020. In addition to a transparent and fair production chain, optimal quality is absolutely paramount. We produce partly locally in Berlin and partly in Estonia. We receive a truck delivery from Estonia every 3 months. We completely do without air freight. The short delivery routes and the CO2 emissions avoided as a result also protect people and the environment.

We produce partly on site in our shop & studio and partly in Estonia. Estonia has been a full EU member since 2004, making it a good choice for our manufacturing facility. Our production facility is a state-approved sewing shop and pays its employees in accordance with local laws. Click here um dir einen Einruck zu verschaffen über die Produktionsstätte.

Frequently asked questions about Fair Fashion clothing

Fair fashion or fair fashion in English uses textiles that are designed, manufactured and marketed in a responsible and conscious manner and whose ecological and socio-economic effects are taken into account. Ideally, this happens over the entire life cycle of a garment, from its creation to its disposal. Responsible designers understand that everything they do has an impact - from the materials used to the way they treat the people who make their goods.

Fair fashion stands for a transparent production chain. All countries of origin with normal working conditions for people are disclosed and comply with all ethical standards. Exploitation, or violations of human rights are thus excluded.

The goal of treating people and the planet well sometimes results in a 20-30% higher price for fair fashion clothing. Comparable to organic food, ethnic and fair fashion places great value on not exploiting either people or nature.

Bei uns kommt außerdem hinzu, dass wir anderes als großen Modekonzerne nur kleine Stückzahlen produzieren lassen. Dadurch wollen wir besondere Kleidungsstücke anbieten die langliebig sind, hoch in der Qualität und immer neu kombiniert werden können.

Our planet and we humans benefit from fair fashion clothing. Sustainability in the fashion world means using environmentally friendly materials and preferably as little as possible. Therefore, we fully rely on our changeability and offer at least two wearing styles for each item of clothing. In this way we not only reduce the waste of resources but also increase the carrying options in the same step. Almost no other industry wastes resources as much as in the fashion industry. According to The Boston Consulting Group's (BCG) report “Pulse of the fashion industry” (2018) and Global Fashion Agenda, the apparel industry produces 2.1 billion tons of waste annually. In addition, fair fashion also plays a major role for people. Because fair and sustainable clothing can only be created if people are fairly paid for their work and can do their work under good working conditions. That is why we only purchase our materials from within and outside of Europe, such as. Holland, Italy or Germany.

There is no real correct definition of sustainable fashion these days. While some fashion labels want to achieve sustainability through good materials (e.g. organic), other fashion labels focus on a fair production chain. Ultimately, both ways contribute to sustainability. What we pursue at IND-Berlin is to ensure as much transparency as possible and to let our customers participate in the process of creating our sustainable clothing.

This is a good question and there are many ways you can get active yourself. The easiest and most effective step for the end user is to think about the clothes he owns or wants to buy. Where was it produced? What is the material composition? What is the reputation of the brand? Another important point is the end-of-life phase of a product. Specifically, this means "How long do you use a piece of clothing until you dispose of it?" Because a short end-of-life phase automatically means a great burden on the planet in terms of recycling and further processing. Make sure you wear your garments for as long as possible and don't see fashion as a disposable product. There are now enough fair fashion labels around the world where you can shop consciously.

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The Berlin city magazine QIEZ (my life, my city) also published a TOP 10 List
der interessantesten Fair Fashion Labels veröffentlicht. Auf jeden Fall einen Besuch wert!

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