Local and Fair Fashion Shopping Guide Berlin

Today, it's more important than ever to support small and local shops. To help you effectively navigate shopping in Berlin, we have compiled a guide for you with our favorite shops. Some focus on ethical fashion, others on sustainability, or supporting artisans with handmade items. But all of them contribute to the fashion revolution in one way or another. Just what we like here at CANO 🙂 Happy shopping!

NOW & THEN

NOW & THEN is a small boutique in the bustling neighborhood Friedrichshain. This sustainable fashion store has a beautiful selection of swimwear, women's clothing, shoes, and jewelry. You will find beautiful pieces from small local designers like 1979 Swimwear, Judith Schmider, and TEMPER berlin. Looking for handcrafted products? Here, you can check out the contemporary handmade jewelry from Ruby On Tuesday or our CANO huaraches.

Address: Kopernikusstraße 21, 10245 Berlin Friedrichshain
Opening hours: Mon-Tue & Thu-Sat 12.30-19.00

Jessica's favorite: LOVECO

In the bustling neighborhood of Friedrichshain, a quick ten-minute walk from NOW & THEN, you will find LOVECO, one of our intern Jessica's favorite ethical Berlin shops. She loves this store because everything there is eco, fair, and vegan. The store is focused on being ethical in every way. That's why they use renewable energy, buy second-hand or local furniture, and work with a social bank. LOVECO also has a store in Schöneberg and one in Kreuzberg with vegan footwear.

Address Friedrichshain: Sonntagstraße 29, 10245 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12.00-20.00, Sat 11.00-19.00

Address Schöneberg: Eisenacher Straße 36-37, 10781 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12.00-20.00, Sat 11.00-19.00

Address Kreuzberg : Manteuffelstraße 77, 10999 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 14.00-18.00, Sat 11.00-18.00

Website: https://loveco-shop.de/ 

Homage store

Homage calls itself a dealer for products that do no harm. It's true, you can shop 100% guilt-free at this eco-friendly shop. All products are chosen based on strict conditions for fair production, sustainable materials, and brand transparency. And on top of that, they look for items that support local craftsmanship and avoid overproduction. Both men and women can find well-constructed items from labels like Näz, Cossac, and FRISUR. Also, keep this one in mind for clean beauty and lovely lifestyle gifts.

Address: Dieffenbachstraße 15, 10957 Berlin
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12.00-19.00, Sat 11.00-18.00

Website: https://www.homagestore.com/ 

Sanne's favorite: Moeon

Only 50 meters from homage is Moeon Woman, the favorite Berlin fair fashion store of Sanne, CANO's very own marketing expert. The shop owners founded Moeon because they have a passion for fashion, but did not agree with the harmful and unethical practices of the industry. That's why they started to look for labels that adhered to their strict environmental and social criteria. This fair fashion store has a very fashion-forward style and is visited by people of all different ages and from countries all over the world.

Address women: Dieffenbachstraße 12, Berlin
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12.00-19.00

Address men: Schönleinstraße 10, Berlin
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 12.00-19.00

Website: https://www.moeon.de/ 

Trüffelschwein

Trüffelschwein was founded in March 2007 as a non-conformist menswear store. Shop owners Lyon Roque and Ralf Linnenbrink choose all clothing based on aesthetics and quality to make sure they will become statement pieces in your wardrobe. The perfect example of slow fashion. Lyon and Ralf value their personal connection with the brands. That's why Trüffelschwein stocks a curated selection of both smaller, independent brands and designers. But you can shop bigger eco-friendly brands like Colorful Standard, Knowledge Cotton Apparel, and VEJA at Trüffelschwein as well. You can also find our bestseller Cano Benito Huarache black here.

Address: Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 21, 10178 Berlin Mitte
Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 11.00-19.00

UVR Connected

UVR Connected stands for fair fashion for men and women. All garments of the UVR Berlin-collection are designed in Berlin and produced in Europe under fair working conditions. Even the fabrics are sourced from countries like Italy, France, and Portugal. In addition to their Berlin-collection, UVR also stocks other labels that work on ethical production or sustainable fashion. You will see this reflected in the material choices, as many clothes are made from organic, recycled, or renewable natural materials.

Address Mitte: Rosenthaler Straße 1, 10119 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11.00-20.00

Address Kreuzberg: Oranienstraße 36, 10999 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11.00-20.00

Address Friedrichshain: Gärtnerstraße 5, 10245 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11.00-20.00

Address Schöneberg: Goltzstraße 40A, 10781 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-18.00

Website: https://uvr-connected.de/shop/ 

Lynn's tip: Zebraclub Berlin

Lynn, one of the friendly faces behind the CANO customer service, recommends renting a bicycle to explore Berlin. A fun and sustainable way to get around! From the Brandenburger Tor, you can cycle to Zebraclub Berlin in Charlottenburg in about 15 minutes. It is a picturesque route through the Großer Tiergarten, Berlin's largest and oldest park, where you check out the infamous Victory Column.

Zebraclub Berlin features shoes, denim, and streetwear chosen for and by Berliners. This store is perfect for the individually-minded, urban, and sustainable cool kids among us. Here you can find bigger mainstream brands like Adidas or Carhartt or you can step up your style with sustainable clothing brands such as pinqponq, Nudie Jeans, and Sandqvist. Keep an eye out for our CANOs! You can find both men's and women's sizes here.

Address Charlottenburg: Rankenstraße 5-6, 10789 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.00-19.30, Sat 11.00-20.00

Address Kreuzberg: Zossener Straße 37, 10961 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.00-19.30, Sat 11.00-20.00

Address Riemanns: Riemannstraße 2, 10961 Berlin
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30-19.00, Sat 11.00-19.00

Website: https://www.zebraclub.de/ 

WESEN

WESEN originally started in 2011 as the front room for their own label format. Each format's item is organic, fair, and made in Berlin. Since then, WESEN has opened its doors for other brands that share their values. The shop owners like to see it as a place for ''really well-made things''. In other words: durable, high-quality products that are created under fair working conditions and drive positive change sustainably and locally. You can find brands like A-dam, O My Bag, and MASKA. Tip: This store also sells some of our shoes, like the black MARA Naturals and ZAPATA Derby Black!

Address: Tellstraße 7, 12045 Berlin Neukölln
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11.00-19.00

Website: https://www.format-favourites.de/en/ 

Berlin is home to many more local, fair and sustainable shops. Check out this Google Maps list to discover all stores worth stopping by.

Which store would you like to visit? And do you have any recommendations for us? Let us know in the comments!

Written by Jessica Teeuw

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