By Carolina Soares
Posted in FASHION
We already know that sustainable garments are more and more popular. But nothing should be more coherent than offer them in sustainable stores, made by recycled materials or taking maximum advantage of natural resources. We selected 5 fashion stores that are good examples of how to bring the sustenability to the point of sale.
Geroldstrasse 17, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
This famous Swiss brand of handbags has the sustainable concept incorporated into its products: all are made from truck tarpaulins, old bicycle tires, recycled airbags and seat belts for automobiles. Even so, they decided to take a bigger step: its flagship in Zurich was built entirely by rusty cargo containers. After going through a recycling process, the containers gained reinforcements and were stacked one above the other, linked together safely. The end result outstands for its innovation and functionality.
2) Nike X158
No.158 Xinle Lu, Xu Hui Qu, Shanghai, China
Nike is more and more involved with sustainable issues, offering for example t-shirts made from recycled bottles and dyed without water. However, their bravest project towards sustainability was achieved last year, when they created a concept store in Shanghai completely made from garbage, named Nike X158. The numbers are impressive: 5500 soda cans, 2000 PET bottles and 50,000 CDs/DVDs were used in its construction. Definitely a model that should be replicated.
10-3, Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Corea
The store of the Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester in Seoul does’t leave anybody indifferent: its internal and external walls are completely covered by plants, creating a stunning visual. The incorporation of nature in the construction can also be seen through the large windows, that allow an intense natural light and ventilation. A gift for the eyes and for the environment.
Corso di Porta Vittoria, 40, Milano, Italy
Ebarrito is a “green” brand of handbags and accessories that also extends this concept to their point of sale. Located in Italy, the stores are entirely made of modular cardboard and paper tubes; project of the interior designer Francesca Signori. An example that proves that creativity is central to an eco-friendly architecture.
Gallery Malta – Maltańska 1 61-131 Poznań, Poland (temporary store)
This brand of male shoes chose recycled wood as the main raw material for his pop up store, built last year. Located in Poznan, Poland, the temporary shop of 60 square meters was made 100% by paddles. The result, besides of being eco-friendy, is pretty impressive.