Our company is overloaded with machined mass-produced goods. As a contrast, therefore, craftsmanship is often used today as a synonym for luxury. That is, the production of first-class goods through manual labor. We show selected companies that create products for eternity with craftsmanship.

Repairing bags, shoes & clothing: 8 high-end services for repair & care

The Secret of Longevity – We reveal why we should have more clothes repaired and present 8 repair services where high-quality fashion and accessories are in good hands

Pouring candles – easy, quick and without any prior knowledge

Discover the world of candle casting - from making sustainable candles to recycling leftover wax

Interior design trends 2024 – warmth, contrasts and biophilia

Warm colors and cleverly placed accents for home interior design – these are the top 5 interior trends in 2024

Green elegance: Sustainable sofas for a stylish home

Sustainable sofas combine timeless design and ecological responsibility for a new living culture

Verena von Eschenbach: Kashmir's values ​​and ethics in a new perspective

Verena von Eschenbach opens the doors to her production in Mongolia and reveals why her brand has to work specifically to offer not only aesthetic but also authentic cashmere. Interview with Verena Ebner von Eschenbach, founder Verena von Eschenbach

Repurpose: 6 brands that turn supposed waste into luxury

When waste becomes valuable resources - these brands close the cycle and transform old objects into sustainable luxury items

Copenhagen Fashion Week 2023: From Sustainability to AI Pioneer?

The buzz topics of Copenhagen Fashion Week 2023: sustainability - of course - and AI. What the fashion industry can learn from this  


Alchemy, 100% natural, beauty care with gold & silver


High & Fair Jewellery, Recycled Precious Metals, Handmade in Germany

Sustainable sunglasses: The fashion statement for 2023

2023 is not only about stylish, but also about sustainable sunglasses: These materials, models and brands are experiencing a boom  

Jewelry with responsibility: These labels stand for values

Sustainable jewelry not only gives your outfits a final touch, they also represent ethical and ecological values.

About the new generation of fine jewelery - luxurious & sustainable

Talking to Helge Maren Hauptmann - the founder of the first German B Corp certified jewelery brand Maren Jewelery Interview with Helge Maren Hauptmann, founder of Maren Jewellery

5 Questions for Right Direction Founder Jelizaveta Hagleitner

Exclusive insights and impulses about phygital fashion - fashion at the interface of the physical and digital world Interview with Jelizaveta Hagleitner, founder & CEO of Right Direction

Eva Jospin's art project for Ruinart Maison 1729

The art project “Promenade(s)” by Eva Jospin and the special features of the annual exhibition

Sustainable fashion: Timeless & limited collections redefine value

New impulses: How Liapure Design Studio meets modern demands for sustainable fashion, quality and luxury with timeless essentials

Wooden bike: The durable eye-catcher for urban life

A wooden bicycle made from natural resources offers many advantages and is in no way inferior to conventional competitors in terms of design 

Project213A: Contemporary design meets sustainability and fairness

How Project213A implements a modern design aesthetic, timelessness and individualization with the help of sustainability and fairness

How urban mining promises a waste-free future

Urban mining stands for sustainable and future-oriented raw material extraction. Everything about the innovative strategy for resource protection

Nontalo Kids: Where play, spontaneity and sustainability are in harmony

Design duo Eneris Collective launches Nontalo Kids - A modular and bio-based stool with a playful twist

New Norms: What crises and digitization mean for luxury brands

Sustainability, Metaverse and Web 3.0 determine the reinvention of the luxury industry - Simon Owen on trend-setting synergies Interview Simon Owen, Partner & CEO of Anomaly Berlin

News: GREENSTYLE brings fair fashion & education to Munich

The fashion industry needs to become more sustainable - this is exactly why GREENSTYLE creates awareness, reach and visibility for forward-looking changemakers

5 questions for Working Title founder Bjoern Kubeja

Fashion inspired by art and architecture – This is how high fashion is sustainable Interview Bjoern Kubeja, Co-Founder Working Title

Christmas window decorations: The 10 best ideas and Inspo 2023

The right decoration for every style. Ten creative ideas for a Christmas window decoration

Beatriz Morales stages sustainable art with “Where the Wild Things Grow”.

The Mexican artist Beatriz Morales shows her exhibition “Where the Wild Things Grow” – a tribute to her origins, nature and craftsmanship

5 Questions to Next Gen Designer Sep Verboom

“If we as designers and consumers know nothing about the product, we cannot evaluate it” AN INTERVIEW WITH SEP VERBOOM, FOUNDER OF LIVABLE

Designer Gesa Hansen on her passion for future vintage

The sought-after designer talks about her personal style and why her passion for wood and vintage are the epitome of sustainable design. In an interview with Gesa Hansen, Founder “The Hansen Family”

Colour expert Annika Murjahn on innovative eco-colour culture

How Caparol Icons sets new standards for luxurious color concepts and sustainability on the European market for interior paints In an interview with Annika Murjahn, founder of CAPAROL ICONS

Experiencing design with all senses – Sebastian Herkner on Slow Design

The creative product designer transports culture and craftsmanship into the modern age In an interview with Sebastian Herkner, Product Designer

Sustainability and Hybrid Commerce: Consumer Trends 2022

GfK study sees sustainability as the top trend for the new year - these are the topics for retailers, manufacturers and consumers

Book Club: TrendBook Forecast 2022 | 23 - Retro, Organic Materials, New Minimalism

These 5 macro trends offer inspiration for interior design, accessories, fashion, colors and textures in 2022/23

Industrial Designer - Stefan Diez rethinks design and breaks with old habits

“The products of the new era need potential for enthusiasm and a meaningful relationship with their users - products that are loved and retained, instead of drastic reduction” In an interview with Stefan Diez, CEO Diez Office and professor for industrial design

Book Club: Dig It! Building bound to the ground - building culture on the surface of the earth

Our book tip of the month digs deep into building culture - on the trail of architecture and its roots in the surface of the earth.

Book Club: Kuma – Japanese Architecture “Tradition meets the modern”

Our book tip of the month lets you discover the innovative architecture of the Japanese visionary Kengo Kuma with the beginning of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Green future powered by design - Green Trend Book 2021

The first round of recruiting for the Green Product and Green Concept Award 2022 is currently taking place - The Green Trend Book offers a sneak peek of what to expect.

Book Club: Gio Ponti appears as a personal & exclusive special edition

“Even if Ponti was not concerned with saving resources, but rather with the appearance of lightness, his approach can be transferred to our time”

Nomad upcycling rugs combine unique design with an appreciation for leftovers

“We believe in innovation, in crossing boundaries and in redefining the image of re- and upcycling in interiors” In an interview with Jutta Werner, founder of Nomad

News: IWC launches TimberTex, a sustainable leather alternative

The Swiss watch manufacturer joins brands like Hermès and Adidas and develops watch straps made from sustainable leather alternatives

Ana Khouri on fair jewellery as a symbol of lasting value

Fair jewelry meets art and design - jewelry designer Ana Khouri on the challenges in the jewelry industry and her collaboration with Fairmined In an interview with Ana Khouri, jewelry designer and founder of the Ana Khouri label

Top XNUMX online platforms for second hand furniture

Second hand furniture is a great way to give your home a unique and sustainable interior upgrade. Here, you can find the best online shops for high-quality, pre-owned design classics, unique vintage items and special treasures

ArtColLab: Art & creativity meet sustainability & philanthropy

The ArtColLab project stands for creativity, philanthropy and sustainability. In our interview, co-founder Olga Re Rebaudengo gives exclusive insights into the current collection and the future of the art scene

Heimtextil Trends 2021/22: “Nothing New, Everything New”

The international trade fair Heimtextil is a trendsetter as well as trend barometer for the textile industry. 2021 is considered to be the kickstart for a sustainable and digitized future

Cocooning 3.0 - When the inside becomes the new outside

In the reinforced home office, borders between private and public are blurring. The learned separation of living spaces dissolves. What effects does this have on rooms and furniture and how long does the cocooning wave last? By expert Julia Riedmeier "Neo Luxury"

Inspiration & ideas for home trends and design 5

As every year, there are many new ways to upgrade modern homes effortlessly as well as stylishly. These are the Top 5 interior home trends and design ideas 2020

Auction platforms: Antique objects are the luxury of tomorrow

The desire for sustainability and exclusivity leads to the boom in the auction platforms for antiques. We show where you bid best

News: Kenzo launches lifestyle brand K3 for interior decoration

Kenzo Takdada is celebrating its comeback in the design world with the K3 Lifestyle Brand - instead of fashion, the Japanese star designer is now offering high-quality interiors 

Easter decorations made by yourself and from fine natural materials

Decorate and give away for Easter. Modern design ideas that are stylish and durable. Easter decorations are made in-house or come from fine natural materials.

Solid wood or solid timber? Here's everything you need to know about woods and the differences between them  

Living & building with the most sustainable raw material in the world. Wood appeals to us aesthetically and also ensures a pleasant room climate. Whether solid wood, solid wood or real wood - we explain the differences

Designer portrait - Guillaume Alan defines minimalist luxury on a new level

With his focus on aesthetic restraint, the French exceptional designer counts on the essence of things and the search for the essential

New Heritage Festival - Buy things that matter

Festival for manufactured products and timeless design - review of a successful event

KPM chief designer Thomas Wenzel on timeless and sensual design

In dialogue with the chief designer of the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin - challenges of modern table culture

Natascha von Hirschhausen on locally operating & globally networked fashion

In dialogue with Natascha von Hirschhausen, founder of the fashion label of the same name and the designer network Aethic - a pioneer of the German fashion world

New Heritage - Put an end to the throw-away mentality

We want products for eternity. Things that are so well done that we can still pass them on to our grandchildren

Terrazzo - the designer scene's favorite for La Dolce Vita

Terrazzo as new star of the international design scene. The colorful flooring exudes Mediterranean flair, lightness and elegance. Get to know the zero-emission eye-catcher

Sustainable furniture – eco design for your own home

How environmentally friendly is your own home? Sustainable furniture and other important choices - We show you what eco-design is all about 

ZAZI - A story about fashion, craftsmanship & humanity

In dialogue with Jeanne de Kroon, founder of ZAZI - how responsibility and courage can revolutionize the fashion industry

KPM's new boss Martina Hacker on tradition & trends

In dialogue with Martina Hacker, Managing Director of KPM Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin. A strong woman leads the traditional porcelain brand into the future

Star designer Enrico Cinzano on the facets of aesthetics and sustainable design

In dialogue with the Italian star designer Enrico Marone Cinzano - the artful union of design, aesthetics and sustainability 

Ronald van der Kemp - Fashion and the art of rarity

We meet Ronald van der Kemp RVDK, the world's first sustainable haute couture label. The brand has made it its mission to show the world that ethical fashion can be glamorous and exciting

New Luxury - luxury as an expression of a new and cultivated rebellion

New Luxury - Luxury becomes the expression of a new, cultivated rebellion: Status symbols are charged with ethical added value and sustainable concerns. The luxury market is growing steadily worldwide. But what does luxury mean today?  

5 reasons why you should focus on quality over quantity

Clothing, accessories, furniture: less is more? Why quality is worth it instead of quantity  

New exhibition "Sustainable Thinking" at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum of the same name in Florence commemorates the designer's work with photo and work exhibitions. What few people know: Ferragamo was fascinated by the idea of ​​sustainability  

Chopard - 100% ethical gold

  The luxury brand Chopard uses 100 percent ethically sound gold. What is Ethical Gold?

TEFAF - the art fair of superlatives in New York

Modern art and design of the post-war period, antiques, ethnographic art and jewelry at the superlative art fair

Atelier Swarovski focuses on sustainability

The Oscar winner Penélope Cruz is bringing out a sustainable collection with the traditional Atelier Swarovski

Craftsmanship: high-quality luxury objects away from the mainstream

Fast-paced modern trends mean that our world is increasingly flooded with machine-made mass-produced goods, which is why interest in traditional craftsmanship is increasing. Handmade products promise quality, durability and exclusivity. It's about unique pieces with their own character, limited editions and collector's items. Or in short: high-quality luxury objects away from the mainstream. Discover exquisite brands and visionary personalities who integrate craftsmanship into their production processes and corporate philosophies.

Timeless with a positive social impact

Be it wicker baskets or pieces of jewelry - different cultures around the world have specific, handcrafted expertise. Depending on the product, labels come into contact with them to offer original and stylish objects. Here you will find labels that not only offer exclusive original goods, but also support local cultures. Those who choose it choose timeless and special items and also promote the preservation of traditional craftsmanship.

Less mass production for more sustainability

In addition to the uniqueness of handcrafted objects, they are also more environmentally friendly than the machine version. Craftsmanship can save resources and circumvent the environmental impact of industrial mass production. In this way, exclusivity, ethics and sustainability make craftsmanship an essential part of the modern understanding of luxury.