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Armed Angels Says it All

Although this write is about men’s fashions, know that Armed Angels is a sustainable street brand for all adult genders. It’s just that in comparison to women’s apparel, it’s not very often one can rave about a men’s collection.

Another reason for recognition is because the Product Manager, Sanda Nevjestic, is third runner-up as the Best Eco-Creative Men’s Fashion Designer in a recent poll contest conducted by Chíc Eco. Sanda happens to be very modest about this because varied street designers are the actual inspirations for Germany’s Social Fashion Company GmbH.

Sanda explains that she is merely responsible for the shape of their trendy organic cotton tops. Yet she also decides which designs are to be produced, and in what colors, sizes, etc. And her assistant is Anna Veit, who Sanda claims deserved recognition.

The Social Fashion Company was founded just a year ago, in 2007, by two friends who were shocked to discover garment industry abuses which did not favor farmers, weavers, dyers, and sewers. Quick to demand change, the staff quickly multiplied with a website and shop. Their philosophy became deeply rooted in ethics.

Of course certified organic cotton is comfy. It’s also good for the skin because of no pesticides or chemicals in the production of their hoodies and t-shirts. Match that with their support for organic cotton farmers in India; as well as Pratham, a program that trains women in India to be teachers; then local street artists, – well, that spells true social fashion!

The Armed Angels site connects a shop with information and a thriving community where their office is located in Cologne’s Belgian quarter. Regardless of working with young artists, Sanda is a talented creative designer in my perspective. She’s caused my fingers to cross with hope for copycat social fashion in the USA.

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Written by Delia Montgomery

I am Delia, d/b/a Chic Eco on, and established myself as an eco fashion guru by learning "who makes what in the world of environmental fashion and design."

Enjoy reading some of my freelance writing about environmental design, fashion and art -- from both consumer and supplier perspectives. You may notice I focus most on individual eco designers, movers and shakers.

From sustainable fashion apparel to paint and flooring, discoveries are a rush. I get my kicks this way. I also offer sales representation of earth-friendly designed products for wholesale buyers. Retailers may take advantage of my services with factory-direct pricing. Spend less time sourcing and prevent green-washed purchases!

My other forte is connecting suppliers with business-to-business tools. Aspects of my business vary with consulting services while I'm proud to be the aide that embraces unique and innovative gigs.

I'm originally a Kentucky Blue Grass gal who relocated to Maui early 2006 and the tropical Puna District of Big Island, Hawaii late 2007. Walk the talk is my motto here.

Early 2009 I constructed a yurt home office in a semi-urban setting on a tiny lot. My water comes from the sky, contained in a catchment that's not likely to dry in this rain forest. The electric is designed for solar conversion. I grow about 30% of my food organically, compost, and recycle to the hilt. Permaculture with a full eco system is my gardening style.

In fact, gardening is my ultimate joy. I seek gigs like design, weeding and planting between other jobs. My love is Hawai'i which has more climate zones than any state. There are frequent earthquakes here, typically under a 3.0 magnitude, and I happen to dig the vibrations. It's a wonderful simple life in paradise. As I grow older and wiser, I become more and more grateful.

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