The NJAL top 10 brands of the month

These 10 brands show the diverse facets of creative and sustainable fashion

Sustainable women's fashion
Source and Copyright by Miro Misljen

Author: Sydney

Since 2008 NJAL has been working on the vision of changing the current fashion system, now they already represent 50.000 designers from 150 different countries who are committed to sustainability. As the world's largest network, Not just a Label (NJAL) offers a platform on which designers can present their creations. Here are the top picks for this month, underlining the diverse facets of creative and sustainable fashion. Most of the products are Made-To-Order pieces that underline a sustainable and exclusive concept.

The top picks

  1. Skirt by AKHL
  2. Dress by Shaghayegh Tafreshi
  3. Dress by Miro Misljen
  4. Jumpsuit by Siddhant Agrawal Label
  5. Trench Coat by Karpova
  6. Necklace by Alejandra de Coss
  7. Earrings by Lada Legina
  8. Bag by KQK
  9. Bag by Fernando Echeverria
  10. Shoes by Shoedaism

1. Hand-Embroided Sequin Mini Skirt by AKHL

AKHL is characterized by its relentless commitment to creating new-age and high-impact fashion pieces, which are crafted by using radical, contemporary as well as traditional clothing and textile craftsmanship techniques. The brand uses novel shapes and cuts, which makes their design so special.

Key facts: Complex textiles made by hand weaving, hand braiding, traditional hand embroidery, appliques and gradient are hand dyed, made-to-order

Brand origin: India

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2. Solid Rhodophyta Dress by Shaghayegh Tafreshi

The designer stands for quality and timelessness. The textiles used make the pieces look high quality and elegant.

Key Facts: Relationship to art, nature and its organic forms and structures, made-to-order

Brand origin: Canada

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3. Light Pink Bridal Dress by Miro Misljen

Miro Misljen combines modernity, craftsmanship and timelessness. The designs appear extravagant and eccentric. Misljen seeks his inspiration in love and in people who live on the margins of society. He combines fashion and art to create something new.

Key facts: Combination of timelessness, modernity and craftsmanship, made-to-order

Brand origin: Slovenia

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4. Urban Palette Jumpsuit by Siddhant Agrawal Label

The label, founded in 2019, relies on innovative approaches and develops dynamic pieces. With a strong tendency towards structure, the designer creates extraordinary styles that combine tradition and modernity.

Key Facts: Timeless, elegant, manufactured with modern technology such as laser cutting, but also traditional handwork, made-to-order

Brand origin: India

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5."MIMI" cloak trench coat by Karpova

Irina Karpova founded her label in 2020, her designs are considered aggressive and classic. In her collections she deals with themes related to gender and stereotypes and refers to human nature.

Key facts: Natural and certified fabrics, vintage fabrics, humane production, timeless, made-to-order

Brand origin: Ukraine

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6. Senoritas Choker by Alejandra De Coss

The brand works with independent and traditional jewelers who produce the jewelry individually and under good social conditions. Consequently, each piece is unique and special. De Coss is inspired by art as well as the human figure which is clearly seen in the collections.

Key facts: Modern, artistic, sophisticated, unique, handmade and sustainable textiles, made-to-order

Brand origin: Mexico

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7. 3D Printed Earrings by Lada Legina

The traditional design principles are combined with modern technology, resulting eye-catching pieces of jewellery. From natural colors to intricate patterns, expressing the brand's creative freedom.

Key facts: 3D Printed in Nylon, Computer Generated, Unusual, Made-To-Order

Brand origin: United States

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8. KQK Khan tote bag

The brand produces handmade clothing and ceramics. With classic tailoring and creative techniques, the designer is constantly redefining her craft. KQK gives their products an unusual design, with different shapes, colors and materials.

Key facts: Recycled Fabric, Eco-Friendly, Durable, Made-To-Order

Brand origin: Canada

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9. Orchis Bag by Fernando Echeverria

Made with local craftsmanship, from cutting, sewing and waxing, every stage is done by hand, what makes each product unique. Traditional European techniques as well as natural materials and no chemicals meet contemporary design.

Key facts: Handmade from Europe, traditional techniques, natural materials

Brand origin: Czech Republic, Ecuador

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10. Loiza Red Metallic by Shoedaism

Shoedaism by Karin Onderková redefines the relationship between people and shoes. Inspired by LGBT people who have problems finding elegant and suitable shoes, a well thought-out footwear was created.

Key facts: Modern, classic, daring, elegant

Brand origin: Bulgaria

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