• SUSTAINABLE TRAVELLING TIPS FOR MILANO

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     A green oasis in the middle of Milan: the roofgarden of the Hotel Milano Scala.
    Credit: Hotel Milano Scala

    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 Milano

    Where to eat & drink

    Restaurant Joia
    Star cuisine with purely vegetarian ingredients in a minimalist ambience in Porta Venezia. Top Ticino chef Pietro Leemann has been delighting his fans from all over Europe for years with his original, artistic creations. All ingredients are organically grown, most of them from local farms. Tip: Risotto with nuts and white miso is a real experience! Book in advance (Via Panfilo Castaldi, 18, www.joia.it)!

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    Inside the Restaurant Joia in Milan and the chef Pietro Leemann.

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    Purely Vegetarian at the Restaurant Joia.
    Credit Lucio Elio

     

    La Vecchia Latteria
    Small, white tiled snack, vegetarian Italian cuisine served - everything is homemade. Lunchtime is quite turbulent. It is best to share mixed plates of cold and warm starters. Also on the menu: Riso, a simple rice dish prepared with broth, without Parmesan cheese (Via dell'Unione, 6).

    Un Posto A Milano
    Ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city: a former 17th century farmhouse near the Porta Romana, now a centre for sustainable food and shopping, environmental awareness and culture. At the heart of the project: "Un Posto a Milano", a mix of bar and restaurant. The ingredients for the dishes are mainly supplied by local farmers, the goods of whom can also be bought at a weekly market (Via Privata Cuccagna, 2, www.unpostoamilano.it).

     

    Where to sleep

    Hotel Milano Scala
    Milan's first zero-emission hotel is located in the middle of the Brera district, just a stone's throw from Via Monte Napoleone and the Duomo. 62 modern and charmingly designed rooms in a historic palazzo. All beauty products in the bathrooms are 99 percent biodegradable. Green oasis: The garden on the 8th floor: fruit, vegetables and herbs are grown here for the in-house restaurant. A great place to relax: a drink on the roof terrace with a picturesque view over the city (double room from approx. 200 €, www.hotelmilanoscala.it).

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    The lobby of the Hotel Milano Scala 
    Credit: Hotel Milano Scala

     
    B & B Rosso Segnale
    An absolute insider tip: Bed & Breakfast with art gallery and lots of love for details. The center of the city is within walking distance. The furnishings? An original mix of antiques, recycled furniture and flea market finds. Breakfast is served with delicious fresh products from organic farming, and when the weather is good, of course in the garden. Also perfect for chilling out after a long Milano day: the roof terrace. Biggest plus: The house is very welcoming and family-run (double room from approx. 98 €, www.rossosegnale.it).

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    An absolute insider tip: Bed & Breakfast: The B&B Rosso Segnale.
    Credit: RossoSegnale

      

    Where to shop

    asap
    Asap stands for "As Sustainable As Possible". Everything here revolves around sustainable fashion. For the makers of Asap, it is particularly important that all products are manufactured under fair working conditions and in Italy in order to preserve the heritage of craftsmanship and guarantee the shortest supply chain. For fabrics their main focus is on recycled knitwear and jersey. The cashmere products sold here are dyed with natural products such as flowers, leaves, berries and roots - without any chemical additives. (Corso Garibaldi 104, www.asaplab.it)

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    An inside view in to the sustainable fashion store asap in Milano
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    Label to Watch

    La Double J
    Discreet? Not at all! No way! Anyone who wears one of Jennifer Jane (J. J.) Lane's wildly patterned dresses will get a lot of attention and applause! In her online shop "La DoubleJ", the American fashion journalist, who has lived in Milan for years, sells self-designed, vintage-inspired fashion, accessories and homeware with eye-catching prints. In addition some of her own, extraordinary second-hand treasures. Lane naturally has tailors in Italy, including the long-established textile company Mantero (www.ladoublej.com).

       

    What to wear

    Milan inspires us to wear colors, prints and fringes!

    Seidenkleid mit Blumenprint in blau und schwarzschwarze runde Sonnenbrille fairnaturleder Tasche schwarz mit Fransen

    LONG WAIST DRESS IN BLUE-BLACK from AN AN LONDREE, €495.00; SUNGLASSES "NINA" IN BLACK from CENTSEIZE, €350.00; SADDLE BAG "MARLA" IN BLACK WITH TASSELS from CENTSEIZE, €590.00
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