Sophia Schneider-Esleben - SSE: Slow • Smart • Eco
Slow Fashion: The organic cotton is woven, knitted and printed according to my designs in Saxony with drinkable organic colors without using water. All components such as fabrics, threads, buttons, zippers and labels are organic: single-origin, vegan and GOTS certified. Made with in Lithuania by 100% women power. My collection is compostable because I don't use synthetics. A piece of clothing of mine only travels 3,500 km from the cotton field in Turkey to my customers, instead of 65,000 km as in conventional fashion, so I already reduce CO2 emissions during transport, due to my regional production in Germany, with no air freight. I work according to the C2C principle; Larger offcuts that arise during production are upcycled into accessories, while smaller scraps are recycled into new yarns / fabrics. My production is transparent because my QR code is sewn into my articles. Customers land on my website www.schneider-esleben.com/ who- made-my-clothes, after scanning, where all the information is detailed.
described are: material, certification, production facility, washing instructions. I work with green electricity in my studio. I use recycled paper for my packaging and use parcels several times.
Smart fashion: My fashion language consists of design, craftsmanship and ecology, clever cuts in a puristic form, casual and business approved, nonseasonal, ageless and unisex. EcoFashion is the 2nd skin, can be smart, affordable & Made-in-EU!
Eco fashion: According to Greenpeace, fashion is the 2nd largest environmental pollution and the share of the world market for organic cotton is only 1%. To change this, I give lectures at trade fairs on sustainable fashion for B2B such as MunichFabricStart, B2C such as DesignersOpen and the Heldenmarkt. Lecturer at the fashion school in Sigmaringen.
“Consume small but nice, take responsibility for what you wear! 2% EcoMode becomes 100%! My mantra is in my initials SSE: Slow Smart Eco! "
Awards & Nominations
2019 nomination for the Lucky Stricke Award, category "Textile and Fashion"
2018.19 Award for up-and-coming designer for sustainability
2018 nomination German Design Award, category "German Brand Award"
2017.18 Winner DA`C Word Leading Designers, category "Best Fashion"
2017 Winner A`Design Award, silver, category "Best Fashion"
2017 nomination Little London Award, category "Best Fashion Brand"