Located on Ã–sterlÃ¥gatan in the heart of the old town of Stockholm, Ekovaruhuset was created by Johanna Hofring. Working as a designer she became aware of the negative environmental impacts of the textile industry as well as the horrible working conditions that are pretty much standard in the apparel and fashion industries. Ekovaruhuset was created in response to this. She explains, "sure I want to wear beautiful clothes, but at what price? Thankfully more and more options are becoming available that both look great and are produced in a manner that doesn't hurt people or the environment." All of the clothes featured in the store are Fair Made from organic materials. This means that raw materials used to make the fabrics were grown without chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides. Fair Made is a term coined by Johanna which like Fair Trade means that producers offer safe working conditions and fair wages. The term includes local and small scale producers.
The cavernous space is divided into four distinct sections: a home section that features beauty products, chocolates, coffees and teas; and a baby section; a ready-to-wear section; and a couture section. You'll find creations from the following designers Anja Hynynen, Bergman Sweden, Birgitta Ericsson, Blackspot, Camilla Norrback, DEM Collective, Demin, Gossypium, GÃ¼nay Kulbay, Howies, Johanna Hofring, Loomstate, Lovisa Burfitt och Stina Jansson, Kuyichi, Modiga barn, Nana Baah, Peau-Ethique, Pelle Backman, ThreeAsFour, Tor SÃ¶derin, Zion Clothing, Ã…sa och Taneale and more. You can also pick up the Stockholm Green Map in the store and get other tips and ideas for eco-destinations in and around the city of Stockholm. :: Ekovaruhuset