About the lovely sustainable brands featured in this story: :heart:
ANAAK Anaak derives its name from the Filipino dialect Tagalog’s word for “child”. A term of endearment bestowed upon founder and designer Marissa Maximo by her mother. Maximo has background in painting and textile design and many years of experience in fashion. A solo trip to a secluded corner of India’s southern coast afforded her the opportunity to slow down and start thinking about a way to weave her travels and love for artisans into a more tangible and intimate story. And thus began the dream of Anaak.
MATKA “Matka was born as a ‘creation platform’ not as a fashion label. I consider it a very personal project focused on provenance, materia and shape. It grows and evolves organically and it neither follows trends or the rules set by the industry. We work directly with the local weavers, dyers, and tailors. This allows us to control the entire making process, in terms of working conditions, wages, and the quality of the final product. ” Founder Cecilia Portela
MIISTA “Miista unites the nostalgia of my rural Spanish heritage with a modernist female sentiment, translating cinematic, surreal, and retrospective inspirations into timeless styles rendered in Italian leathers and unexpected materials. Although we have expanded a lot since 2010, growth has been organic and we’re still an independent company with a small, passionate team – but the core of our vision and success are our craftswo/men in Alicante, Spain; home to a highly skilled shoemaking community that has been upholding tradition since the 19th century.” – Laura Villasenin, Founder
KAMPERETT Kamperett is a womenswear label designed by Anna Chiu and Valerie Santillo focused on creating effortlessly chic pieces for the discerning woman. The name is a hybrid of their mothers’ maiden names (Pferdekamper and Garrett). All pieces are made using only the highest quality materials and ethically run factories. Designed and made in San Francisco, California.