Thank you, already at this point to the Pantone Color Institute for the wonderful decision with Greenery to bring the topic green to a large public. For now, the theme of green gets even more attention, from which sustainable projects can hopefully benefit. According to the colors Serenity and Rose Quartz, which should express our need for harmony in a chaotic world in 2016, Pantone deliberately chose this life-affirming color. For the longing of modern man for the beauty and peace, the power and the energy of nature is stronger than ever. And of course I see that too!
Greenery is a symbol of our newly emerging hope of living in a difficult social and political environment. Greenery symbolizes our growing desire for rejuvenation, new life, reuniting with nature and our fellow human beings, according to Leatrice Eisemann, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
The coloring will be ubiquitous in the coming year in fashion, architecture and design. In our mind, the theme of green is already omnipresent. And that is why I want to celebrate the start of the green year 2017 with sustainable favorite parts. Greenery is a fresh yellowish-green color. But green has many facets!
Greenery variants: favorite pieces in green
Made by order: There is nothing left in the store, because Elsien Gringhuis produces only on order. In Holland. On this high-fashion favorite piece from the Blendscapes series (photographed by Tse Kao) is the fantastic nature of the Dutch island Schiermonnikoog.
Silk dress from Elsien Gringhuis, at 379 euros. Available at elsiengringhuis.com
Vegan classic: hands up – with the vegan Crossbody Bag you always have hands free. The inner lining is made of 100% recycled nylon.
Bag “Castell” by Matt & Nat, at 113 Euro. Available at mattandnat.com
Handmade in Germany: The German designer Julia Leiffert has used organic cotton (kbA) for this vegan favorite basic. The buttons are made of stone.
Shirt by Philomena Zanetti, around 250 Euro. Available at philomenazanetti.com
Casual clean chic – the shirt dress is vegan and GOTS-certified. Jitske Lundgren from the Netherlands uses organic textiles, pays tribute to resource-saving methods, and works fair in own Nepal-based production facilities.
Shirtdress by Studio Jux, about 99,95 Euro. Available at greenwindow.com
Style-Icon made fair: The recycled cotton comes from Brazil, the natural rubber for the rubber sole from the Amazon.
Sneaker “Volley” by Veja, at 89 Euro. Available at veja-store.com
Fairness is never out of fashion
Feel-good wool from organic animal husbandry: German designer Claudia Lanius is one of the pioneers in sustainable textiles. I love this cut with raglan sleeves and wide stand-up collar.
Pullover by Lanius at 179.90 Euro. Available at lanius-köln.de
The icon of pop culture is now fair and vegan: made of fairtrade organic cotton and FSC-certified natural rubber.
Sneaker “Fairtrainer” by Ethletic, at 64.90 Euro. Available at ethletic.com
Green is the new black – and Greenery is the color of 2017
Slowfashion de Luxe: The French woman works hand in hand with her suppliers and takes care of the origin when choosing her natural materials.
Blouse “Elan” with embroidery by Valentine Gauthier, around 125 Euro. Available at edited.de
Makes the world a betterplace: Reduction of plastic waste, social commitment (“viva con aqua”), BPA-free plastic, and the focus on the circulating effect makes the Dopper bottles a sustainable basic for everyday life.
Water bottle by Dopper, 450 ml, by 12.50 Euro. Available at avocadostore.de
High waist, wide leg – long live the hippie chic! Made of 70 percent Tencel and cotton in a UL approved factory. Komodo has been combining sustainability and style since 1988. Produced according to the social Standard SA8000. Komodo is a member of the non-profit organization MADE-BY.
Trousers “Bleakon” from Komodo, at 59 Euro. Available at greenwindow.com