Elke Fiebig is the Berlin-based designer behind the new slow fashion label STILL garments – long-lasting garments made with love and with respect for the world we live in. Therefore she crafts her sophisticated designs by the use of botanical dyes, handmade embroidery as well as high-end finishing. Each item develops from a smart Zero Waste pattern square-cutting to a worthy wardrobe piece made of end-of-roll fabrics, vintage linens or simply organic textiles. All of them are comfortably elegant, most functional with pockets, some even reversible.
Meeting Fiebig personally reveals her to be a thinker outside the box, committed to keep the bigger picture in mind, whatever she does. Her well-rounded and delicate work takes as many aspects of ethical design as possible into account and doesn’t need to scream it out loud. Instead, the STILL garments convince us of their moderate & modern appearance, that is yet based on a complex concept of sustainable design strategies and draws inspiration from traditional Asian robes. The subtle harmonic colours, mostly colours of the sky, the natural feel of fabrics and the little surprising hand-stitched details all enlighten us, then bring us back down to earth – as long as we still have the chance to appreciate everything it has to offer for us, for another.
We are looking forward to the outcome of her latest series of ‘EINTEILER’ – unique one-pieces. For more details follow the upcoming interview with the designer and her writings under the name ELF, that will be published on aethic.de soon!
IMAGE SOURCE AND PRESS RELEASE: Still Garments / www.stillgarments.com