Since I started to be more conscious about fashion, I get a lot of questions about where to shop in Amersfoort, the city I live in. I did my research and found three Dutch brands that do a good job towards a sustainable way of producing clothes. This is what I found out.
Expresso is a Dutch fashion brand with a sustainable and social responsibility mission. The brand is committed to a socially responsible production and ensures good working conditions in the factories, sustainable materials and they donate to charities and social initiatives. On their website they give you this tips about how to maintain your clothes longer:
- You don’t always need to wash your clothes after you wore it. Sometimes
you just need to hang them out in the fresh air and that is enough.
- Use an eco-friendly detergent. Check on the packaging for the EU Ecolabel.
- If your clothes are not so dirty, you can wash them at 30°.
- Air dry your clothes instead of using a drying machine.
- Instead of throwing away clothes, donate them to an organization that makes other people happy with it. Or they might recycle it.
When you are in the Langestraat you definitely have to stop by at this shop and check out their collection. The address is Langestraat 22 3811 AG Amersfoort
The price range is between €24,- and €200,-.
Read more about Expresso and sustainability here (in Dutch)
This picture shows the fitting room. They have a pinkish tropical wallpaper. #inlove
2. Anna van Toor
Anna van Toor is a Dutch fashion brand for women. They are a socially responsible company that cares for the environment. Since February 2013 Anna van Toor is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation.
The address is Langestraat 83 3811 AC Amersfoort
The price range is between €50,- and €200,-.
Please note that Anna van Toor also sells other brands that are not proven to be sustainable. The brand that is proven is the house brand “Anna” and “Anna Blue”.
Read more about Anna van Toor and sustainability here (in Dutch).
The Dutch brand Vanilia designs and produces high-quality clothes for women. With the establishment of Vanilia, more than twenty years ago, a private studio was set up in Turkey’s Cappadocia. Vanilia has always been responsible for the entire production and welfare of all employees and invests in good working conditions and secure workspaces. Vanilia is also a member of the Fair Wear Foundation.
Next time you go shopping in the Langestraat stop by and check their collection and the beautiful location.
The address is Langestraat 9 3811 AA Amersfoort.
The price range is between €15,- and €300,-.
Read more about Vanilia here (in Dutch)
I hope you like this post and I hope you will consider these shops when you go to Amersfoort. Please let me know in the comments below if you know more Dutch sustainable brands.