• SLOW-TRAVELING AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

    sustainable slow food restaurant London Cub

     The restaurant Cub in Hoxton, London.
    Photo: Kim Lightbody

    Twice a year, during the Fashion Weeks, the fashion pros travel to New York, London, Milan and Paris. The latest trends on the runway are in the center of their attention. But there is also a lot going on beside the catwalks. Of course there are shops, pubs and hotels in these big cities that are committed to sustainability - and the cool crowd just loves them. We would like to introduce you to our favorites.

    Our favorite sustainable hotspots in the British capital city: London

    Good News: The first completely fur-free international fashion week takes place in London: Each of the participating London Fashion Week designers (14 - 18 September) will be doing without real fur on the catwalk. It's a milestone.

    Where to eat & drink

    Wild Food Cafe
    1st Floor, 14 Neal's Yeard
    www.wildfoodcafe.com
    Cosy café in the pretty Neal's Yard in Covent Garden, where only vegetarian cuisine is served. Especially the raw food dishes are very popular. Tip: order the tofu-filled samurai burger or the Ayurvedic Super Salad!

    Duke of Cambridge
    30 St. Peter's Street
    www.dukeorganic.co.uk
    England's first organic pub was opened in 1998 by Geetie Singh in northern Islington and has since enjoyed great popularity not only among its neighbours. Geetie cooks traditional British cuisine, the ingredients come exclusively from local producers, fish is only served if its origin has been tested by the Marine Conservation Society. And the furniture is also secondhand or recycled. The perfect place for a relaxed lunch.

    Hally's
    60 New Kings Road
    www.hallyslondon.com
    In this bright, casual café in Parsons Green you feel a bit like being in a Californian beach bar. Anna Hallyday and her husband Philip Beatty only work with ingredients from organic cultivation. The Eggs Benedict on the breakfast menu are a dream, the "bottomless brunch" at the weekend is especially worth it!

    Cub
    153 Hoxton Street
    www.lyancub.com
    It couldn't be better! The restaurant in hip Hoxton is a collaboration of Drink-Wizzard and world's best bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana and the multiple award-winning chef Douglas McMaster, sustainability pioneer with his Zero-Waste-Restaurant Silo in Brighton. The cuisine is light and very vegetable-heavy, of course all ingredients come from regional and sustainable cultivation, the dishes change seasonally. Praiseworthy: even the table tops are made of recycled yoghurt pots and were designed by a member of the team. Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 6 pm.

    Cub London Restaurant Slow-Food

    Green tomato with fig leaf and white peach.
    Photo: Kim Lightbody

     

    Where to shop

    69b Boutique
    69b Broadway Market
    www.69bboutique.com
    Great selection of sustainable fashion at the hip Broadway Market in Hackney. Owner Merryn Leslie used to be a stylist for i-D magazine. She sells fashion by Riyka, Indigo People, Mat & Nat, the East London label Here Today Here Tomorrow and beauty products by Les Fleurs de Bach.

    Label to Watch

    Fouché
    https://thewearness.com/pages/fouche
    African Handcraft meets Couture: The London jewellery label Fouché creates genuine statement pieces inspired by Art Deco architecture and African art. The collections are handmade from natural materials in Africa and completed in Europe. What prompted former Fabergé designer Claire Fouché to create her own label in 2014? "I started thinking about how I could make jewellery that would combine luxury couture with craftsmanship in a modern context," she explains. The founder found the answer in Kenya, where she has been working since 2011 for the Maisha Foundation, which promotes young talent locally.

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    EARRINGS "VITA ENAMEL", EARRINGS "KIKI LIGHT", EARRINGS "NUBA DARK"

       

    Where to sleep

    Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

    28 - 30 Seymour Street
    www.thezettertownhouse.com
    A townhouse with only 24 rooms, one of the hippest hotels in town - and one of the most ecologically friendly ones. If you check in here, you will feel super comfortable from the very first second: each of the guest rooms is extremely original and personally furnished with antiques and colourful fabrics, one even has a free-standing bathtub on the terrace. The packaging of the REN products in the bathroom is naturally recyclable and does not contain parabens, phthalates, petrol or mineral oil. The wood used in the building has been sourced from sustainable sources, all the colours used in the interiors are environmentally friendly.
    The Zetter is also a founding member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, which helps restaurants buy from sustainable and local suppliers and advises on waste reduction, energy efficiency and fair trade. Tip: be sure to have a drink in the wonderfully eccentric "Seymours Parlour" or order the "Aunt Wilhelmina's Afternoon Tea" (double room from approx. 250 €)!


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    Inside one of the 24 rooms of the Zetter Townhouse Marylebone in London. Our tip: The Seymours Parlour  in the Zetter.Photo: Andreas von Einsiedel

     
    One Aldwych
    1 Aldwych
    www.onealdwych.com
    This elegant five-star hotel is a listed Edwardian building dating from 1907. Very convenient: many shops, theatres and restaurants are within walking distance. The house, which is one of the "Leading Hotels of the World", has set itself a very ambitious environmental program: all paper, cardboard, glass, some plastics, cooking oil, light bulbs and batteries are recycled, using a highly efficient vacuum system, 80% less water is wasted, for example, when washing up.
    The beauty products in the bathrooms are from "T London", a 100% natural skin and hair care range that is free of all synthetic preservatives and parabens.And: the packaging for the guest room equipment is biodegradable (double room from approx.
    350 €)


    One Aldwych London Öko Hotel

    The Hotel One Aldwych, an Edwardian building dated from 1907.Photo - Copyright: The Leading Hotels of the World

     

     

     

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