Mid November we spent a few days in our favourite Spanish ‘ciudad’, Seville. That’s where we met 15 years ago, so it seemed the right place to go to celebrate our 15 years of friendship. It had been 4 years already and after that trip we wrote a post on our former blog Not So Stuffy and we decide to update this on Wander Women with now the focus on fair and organic fashion. We love to see that this is becoming more mainstream in many different countries and new sustainable brands are being born everywhere.
Fair fashion store Verde Moscú
On Google green fashion store Verde Moscú popped up, which literally means ‘green Moscow’. I read an interview with the 3 owners (of which one is in the pic above, behind the counter) that one of them had come up with this name. It then kind of meant the natural and the green versus a grey world and a large and dark city like Moscow. Now they also feel it’s their own kind of green: moscow green. We love that: deciding on creating your own kind of green. That’s what we do. You can find this store in the neighbourhood of Las Setas, the famous work of art that’s not to be missed. On our first day we were in the neighbourhood so we decided to stop by. The store is not that bigh but it does have lots to offer; for men and women. Brands like their own: Verde Moscú (mostly shirts) but also Armedangels, Barcelona brand Thinking Mu, Spanish brand Tiralahilacha (cosy dresses and more), jeans by Monkey Genes, backpacks by Urbanita Barcelona and Veja sneakers. Do check the beautiful urban garden behind the counter.
Slow Fashion & Skunkfunk at Isadora
Isadora is a boutique right across from Verde Moscú, which is amazingly convenient! Because they call themselves a ‘slowshop de moda y diseño’, we decided to check it out through the windows. When we saw they offered Skunkfunk in their collection we knew we had to go in and have a look. Skunkfunk is a Basque fair fashion brand that’s largely sustainably made. They use a lot of recycled materials in their collection but also tencel, cork, cardboard and organic cotton. We did not know Skunkfunk also designed bags (look at the amazing weatherproof cardboard bags in the intro pic) from all kinds of materials and beautiful winter coats. You’ve probably realised that we did not fly home empty handed after visiting Isabel and Verde Moscú. Keep an eye out for any upcoming OOTD’s!
Second-hand bargains in a local church
When we walked to Red Verde (a vegan supermarket) on Calle Relator, we encountered a small jumble sale in the Iglesia Española Reformada Episcopal church on the same street. The doors were open and there were clothes (and some other stuff) everywhere. Signs had been put up that said everything was just 1 euro. The profits would go to reparations in the church. We both found a cardigan here, really good bargains! You never know when such things are being held when you’re on holiday so always keep your eyes open 😉
Flea market on Thursday mornings
Every Thursday there’s a large flea market on Feria. It has been held for years and there’s something for everyone here: plain old junk but also vintage books, jewellery, clothes, and toys. It’s usually pretty busy. Feria is a great street to do some vintage shopping as well as have a bite to eat with tiny cafes, a vegan cafe and a place to get your tortilla in every taste you can imagine. We also visited Ropero, a second-hand clothing store we also visited 4 years ago and wrote about in the aforementioned blogpost on Not So Stuffy. We did not like very much what was on offer this time, but you never know until you have a look. Sevilla also has a few Humana stores if you like very cheap second-hand fashion (they’re quite similar to Oxfam).