Spain may be less historically renowned for its contribution to fashion than its neighbours Italy or France, but that isn't to say it's not worthy of the same level of attention. In fact, the sun-soaked Mediterranean nation is fast making a name for itself as a leader in contemporary menswear, responsible for producing some of the most exciting labels in recent years. To get you up to speed, we've pulled together an edit of three of the best Spanish brands making waves at the moment...
Newly-launched Spanish footwear label Comovita claims to be the world's most sustainable brand. All of it's sleek, understated sneakers are handcrafted to order in a small town near Valencia, Spain, where artisans with decades of experience working for high-end luxury brands produce the pieces.
Every pair of Comovita shoes is crafted using strictly sustainable materials, like cruelty-free and water-repellant vegan leather (used for the Vegan Court Sneaker) or high quality Belgian organic linen (used for the Linen Sneaker). Even the durable rubber soles and laces are made from recycled materials. A made-to-order model means that Comovita avoids creating unsold inventory that ends up as waste, and is able to offer its items at fair prices.
In the three years since its inception, Neutrale has made a name for itself as a fail-safe go-to for premium loungewear staples that look great and go easy on the earth. The Madrid-based label never fails to capture out attention with its offering of ultra comfortable hoodies, crewneck sweaters, tees and sweatpants, all crafted using the latest eco innovations, technologies and sustainable practices.
Neutrale looks to its Mediterranean roots to inform its simple, laidback aesthetic – think soft, nature-inspired colour palettes and relaxed silhouettes. Its pieces are high quality wardrobe essentials that you'll reach for time and again – wear them lounging around at home or as part of a casual weekend look with your favourite trainers and go-to jeans.
Café Leather is one of our favourite Spanish brands for premium, made-to-last leather goods. All of its products, from its gloves and wallets to notebooks and bags, are made using durable, hard-wearing leather that's vegetable tanned in order to reduce chemical use and minimise environmental impact.
Inspired by a simpler time when products were made lovingly and painstakingly to ensure ultimate longevity, Café Leather prides itself on taking a slow, sustainable approach to craftsmanship. With an active rejection of today's fast fashion obsession, the label works with a group of highly skilled artisans in Ubrique, a small Spanish village that is renowned for its centuries-old leather tanning tradition.
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