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Meet the Designer: Nadja, Founder of Mavolu

Meet the Designer

Meet the Designer: Nadja, Founder of Mavolu

We've recently had the great pleasure to team up with Makerist, an online platform for crafting and sewing which offers video classes and PDF patterns from independent designers. As part of their sustainability week we collaborated on a social media contest and our founder Nadja was interviewed by Úna Kehily about the story and idea behind MAVOLU. The full interview can either be found below or through the following link: http://blog.makerist.com/sustainability-week-meet-nadja-from-mavolu/   As part of Sustainability Week at Makerist, we’ve had the chance to collaborate with MAVOLU! We spoke to their founder, Nadja, about the brand, her interest in sustainable fashion, the making process, and her advice for consumers trying to be more sustainable.   1....

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Sustainability Criteria Explained

Sustainability Criteria Explained

The sustainability criteria icons on MAVOLU were designed by Ottavia Pasta and are used to rate each product’s impact within the supply chain and user phase. In addition to that, they aim to simplify your shopping experience when you are looking for specific items only (e.g. vegan products). By clicking on each icon on the sustainability criteria page you are able to filter for your specific values. Some of these icons are fairly obvious, while others might need some more clarification. You can therefore also find a more in depth description of each of them below:     Unlike synthetic fibres, natural fibres for...

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Fabric From Food Waste: Soy Fibre for Fashion and Textiles

Soy fibre

Fabric From Food Waste: Soy Fibre for Fashion and Textiles

While soy fibre is still a relatively unknown choice for textile production, the first investigations into this fibre already took place in Japan during the 1940s and in the US in 1945. But even though the production was a success, the fibre was never commercially produced. The reasons for that included the rise of petroleum, which - due to its low processing cost - became one of the main raw materials used for synthetic textile production. But with the growing amount of environmental concerns and the demand for more sustainability, the interest in alternative fibre production, such as soy fibre, has also started to increase....

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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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