26.06.2020 – Trends & Shopping | Favourite spots

Fancy some guilt-free shopping?

From a cool second-hand shop in district 6, to long-lasting leather shoes and a XXL store featuring Swiss and Zurich labels – these five stores in the city are serious about fair trade and sustainability.

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Schön & Recht

It’s the place to find colourful shower curtains by Kollektiv Vier of Lucerne, sleek bags by Atelier S&R, and hand-made, sustainable tableware by Elementar Keramik of Winterthur. That’s because the owners of Schön & Recht have offered Zurich-based and other Swiss labels an opportunity to open concessions in their 400-square-metre store.

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Zämä

‘We offer an alternative to fast fashion’, says Rainer Neusius. He has been running Zämä since 2015 together with Yvette Morkos and Sebastian Lanz. The store only stocks timeless fashion pieces produced with respect for the people who make them.

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Kari Kari

Kari Kari fashion boutique first opened its doors near the Kalkbreite in 2011, but the owners decided to leave the fashion business after a few years. Nina Gschwilm took over the shop and began working on a new concept with one of Kari Kari’s original owners: instead of high-priced trends, Kari Kari would offer sustainable slow fashion. In other words, quality clothing that has been produced in a fair and sustainable way, and that is not simply discarded after one season.

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The New New

The two founders of The New New have felt the impact of the trend for decluttering. That’s because, in their shop in district 6, Michèle Roten and Lucy Prader only sell clothes that people no longer want. This includes everything from designer blazers to fast fashion shirts.

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Cervo Volante

In Switzerland, around 12,000 deer are killed every year. Generally speaking, only the meat is consumed. ‘That’s absurd,’ believes Kadri Vunder-Fontana. The chemist is the co-founder of shoe brand Cervo Volante, which uses the hides of these wild animals after they have been killed. The first collection is now available to buy from the label’s own store in Neumarkt.

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