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Meet the Designer: Marina Kleist

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Meet the Designer: Marina Kleist

One of the main goals of this blog is to introduce the designers and brands that are behind the products offered on MAVOLU. We'll start off with Marina Kleist, a 24 year old accessories designer who is originally from France and has recently started her own brand 'Marina Kleist'.     How did you get into bags and sustainability? I have always seen my grandmothers sewing or knitting and subconsciously, I think it influenced my career. I did my studies in sewing, and began with furniture / decoration and clothing. After my studies, I did jobs that had nothing to do with sewing or fashion. It was...

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Cruelty-free Fashion: Peace Silk

Peace silk

Cruelty-free Fashion: Peace Silk

Peace Silk production is a relatively new concept and probably unknown to most people in the fashion industry, let alone outside of the “fashion bubble”. Generally speaking, peace silk is considered a more sustainable option than conventional silk in terms of animal welfare, social standards and the environment. But first of all, what exactly is wrong with conventional silk production? Similar to other industries, there have been many attempts to optimise the silk industry in order to gain more fibre and therefore achieve higher profits. And similar to other industries, silk manufacturing has mostly been taken out of its natural...

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