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11 Tips for Slow Fashion in Berlin

Clothing and accessories that make the green heart beat faster

Two women looking through a shop window in Berlin
Window shopping © GettyImages, Foto: Tom Werner

Slow fashion - that means making a statement against fast-moving trends and poorly made clothes that end up in the bin after a very short time. Sustainable fashion in Berlin not only conserves resources, it's also really stylish! Because nothing looks better on you than a clear conscience. In our recommendations, you'll find favourite pieces that will accompany you for decades or that others will one day enjoy thanks to the good quality in the second-hand shop.

Tip 1: Rotation Boutique

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The name of the Rotation Boutique is not originally derived from rotating items of clothing, as might be assumed. Rather, it goes back to spinning records. Founded in 2003, the shop was initially primarily a record shop, but now specialises in sustainable fashion labels. The range comprises 20 carefully selected brands. In addition to clothing for men and women, there are bags, sustainable trainers and still a small selection of records.

When: Monday to Saturday 12 to 7 pm
Where: Weinbergsweg 3, centre

Rotation Boutique

Tip 2: Wertvoll

Wertvoll - Fair Fashion Store
Wertvoll - Fair Fashion Store © Wertvoll GmbH

At Wertvoll, the name says it all, because Wertvoll ("valuable") is not just about environmentally friendly materials, but also about all of the company's other ethical principles. In a nutshell: Wertvoll has set itself the goal of ensuring that its fashion does not harm people or animals. You can buy sustainable fashion and accessories from 16 independent brands in the shop not far from the Winsviertel neighbourhood in Prenzlauer Berg. The range includes women's and men's fashion.

When: Monday to Saturday 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Marienburgertsr. 39, Pankow


Tip 3: Bananas Berlin

Das Geschäft ist geöffnet
Open shop © GettyImages, Foto: Leonardo Patrizi

In addition to fairly produced, small fashion collections, Bananas offers unusual jewellery in timeless, geometric designs. The company works closely with family-run manufacturers. All garments are sewn in Bali and Italy. The designs impress with flowing cuts, bright colours and stylish patterns.

When: Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm
Where: Kastanienallee 40, Pankow

Bananas Berlin

Tip 4: Maqu

© Maqu Laden

The concept of the Maqu fashion label combines high fashion, the Peruvian origins of designer Marisa Fuentes Prado and high sustainability standards. The designer has already been nominated for several awards that recognise ethical fashion. Her creations have been recognised at Paris Fashion Week, among others. The shop near Warschauer Straße is also her studio.

When: Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm, Tuesday 11am to 5.30pm and Saturday 11am to 5pm
Where: Libauer Str. 4, Friedrichshain

Maqu Store & Studio

Tip 5: Moeon

Sustainable Fashion in Berlin
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In Moen's two stores, you will find a wide selection of sustainable clothing and accessories for men and women from over 30 brands. What's special is that the "Clothing Store" and "Shoes & Goods Store" in Kreuzberg are just a few minutes' walk from each other. All products are selected according to specially defined criteria that take into account both the materials and the production conditions.

When: Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday 12pm to 6pm
Where: Schönleinstraße 10 and Dieffenbachstraße 12, Kreuzberg


Tip 6:  Platte.Berlin
© Chris Abatzis

At the Platte.Berlin concept store you will find a selection of local fashion labels. Special events such as workshops, parties and networking events for local designers take place here on a regular basis. The concept seeks an all-embracing approach to topics such as sustainable consumption, environmentally conscious production and climate responsibility. Your shopping experience is embedded in a lively community whose creative spirit can be felt in every corner of the shop.

When: Monday to Saturday 1pm to 7pm
Where: Memhardstraße 8, Mitte


Tip 7: Standard saubere Sachen

standard saubere sachen
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The "Standard saubere Sachen" boutique offers an all-round package for sustainable products. Founded in 2015 by two Berlin costume and set designers, the range only includes products with organic certification, made from sustainable raw materials or recycled materials. In addition to timeless fashion from sustainable labels, there are gifts, cosmetics and accessories to discover.

When: Tuesday to Friday 2pm to 7pm, Saturday 12pm to 5pm
Where: Reuterstraße 53, Neukölln

Standard saubere Sachen

Tip 8: Givn Berlin

Givn Berlin
© Copyright Givn Berlin

The Berlin fashion label Givn Berlin is the best address when it comes to sustainable basics for your wardrobe. Whether you're looking for a well-cut, simple linen top or a shirt suitable for business - you'll find it at Givn. All pieces are made in Europe and the materials are certified organic or come from recycled raw materials.

When: Monday to Friday 12 to 7 pm, Saturday 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Wühlischstraße 15, Friedrichshain


Tip 9:  Loveco

LOVECO Shop - Vegan Fashion/Fair Trade
LOVECO Shop - Vegan Fashion/Fair Trade © Foto: Fideles Fuch/

You can find Loveco three times in Berlin: in Schöneberg, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. There is also another store in Kreuzberg that is dedicated exclusively to sustainable footwear. In addition to environmentally friendly materials and fair production conditions, Loveco ensures that all products in its range are vegan.

When: Monday to Friday 12 to 7 pm, Saturday 11 am to 7 pm
Where: Kreuzberg, Schöneberg and Friedrichshain


Tip 10: Ecoalf

The Whole World in His Hands
© Getty Images, Foto: Catherine Falls

The Berlin store of Spanish fashion brand Ecoalf is spacious and stylish. Under the motto "There is no planet B", the company is committed to environmentally friendly fashion. The large scale shows that slow fashion is to become suitable for the masses. Ecoalf is against overproduction and seasonal collections. One of their biggest projects is called "Upcycling the Oceans", for which they want to work with international fishermen to combat marine pollution.

When: Monday to Saturday 11:30 to 18:30
Where: Alte Schönhauser Str. 5/5a, Mitte


Tip 11: NOW & THEN

now & then concept store berlin
© Foto: Suzanna Kuhlemann

NOW & THEN brings together Berlin designers who produce fashion and accessories locally. The focus is on clothing and accessories that are read as feminine. For example, you can find swimming costumes, bikinis, earrings and much more here. Thanks to the close connection to the designers, it is even possible for individual pieces to be customised if required.

When: Wednesday to Friday 1pm to 7pm, Saturday 12pm to 7pm
Where: Kopernikusstraße 21, Friedrichshain

Now & Then

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Maria Grade


studied art history in Berlin and is at home in the digital world. For her, things get interesting where technology and sustainability meet art and architecture. As a child, she wanted to become a writer or journalist. Today she writes about the Berlin of the future for you. All posts