Impulse berichtet über brainshirt.

Under the heading “Fühlt sich gut an” (Feels good), the business magazine Impulse dedicates a detailed feature to sustainable business fashion. One of the actors who has his say in Jelena Altmann’s report is brainshirt founder Matthias Hebeler. The special focus of the story lies on the foundation of the company, the demands of the brand with regard to quality and sustainability, and the business suit Norfolk, which Impulse cites as a prime example of sustainable textile production.
In addition to the brainshirt managing director, Thilo Schwenzfeier, the show director of the new green Berlin fashion fair “Neonyt”, reports on trends in sustainable textile production. For him, there was no longer any contradiction between ethically correct and fashionably appealing, as the exhibitors in Berlin showed. This had been different at the beginning of the millennium, but there had been a clear development here.
Matthias Hebeler also sees it that way. Sustainable is good, but sustainable alone is not enough. “Even an eco-suit must fit, feel good and stay in shape when the wearer sits in the meeting all day. If the quality is not right, clothing cannot be sold”. But if the product satisfies the customer’s requirements, the sustainability aspect is on top like a sweet.
You can read the entire article in the current issue of Impulse, issue October 2018.

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All good things come in threes! At least :)

brainshirt received the PETA Vegan Fashion Award for the third time this week. We are very happy about this, as this award underlines our efforts for an ethically fair textile production.

In the meantime, brainshirt is proud to announce that more than 99 percent of our products completely dispense with fabrics, components and ingredients of animal origin. Together with our partners, we have succeeded in developing materials that have completely replaced classic animal ingredients – the best examples of this are the Moleskin coat and Moleskin winter trousers.

This year’s prize as “best piece for men” went to our light summer shirt Sörlandet, of course vegan, and of course in 100% organic cotton quality. A special feature of this shirt is the seersucker fabric used for the first time in our collection. Seersucker – derived from the Persian shir o shekar, milk and sugar, called Kringel – is a special weaving process, which is characterized by a three-dimensional, slightly creased surface. This shirred character of weaving is achieved by varying the tension of the warp threads during the weaving process.

We are currently using Seersucker in our summer collection for the Sörländet shirts, in the colours blue and lilac.

About the Peta Vegan Fashion Award**: Vegan clothing and accessories have long since found their way into the fashion world. Fashion fans today increasingly pay attention to which materials their clothing is made of and how animal-friendly, sustainable and fair the manufacturing process is. There are more and more purely vegan fashion labels, and even well-known brands have recognised that animal-free fashion is trend-setting. This is particularly important in order to make fashion socially acceptable without animal components. Leather, fur, down, wool and all other animal materials are no longer contemporary! With the Vegan Fashion Award, PETA honours fashionable, innovative and animal-free fashion. This year, the animal rights organisation is once again awarding prizes to vegan newcomers and labels that have firmly included animal-free products in their collections.

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