Wunderwerk. The ecological miracle from Düsseldorf
Wunderwerk, this is a very young label from Düsseldorf. Its experienced and idealistic creators, Heiko Wunder and Tim Brückmann, have been busy since February 2013 bringing their wonderful new brand on the road to success - and they are doing quite well.
Wunderwerk stands for urban, leisure and office fashion with a good price-performance ratio, which has absolutely nothing coarse-knitted about it, but is nevertheless consistently environmentally friendly. Living environmentally and socially aware, dressing stylish and casual - perfect for the modern woman who wears Wunderwerk products.
Motto: Green and fair is the new black
Under this credo Wunderwerk wants to contribute to establishing sustainability and fair trade as a self-evident new industry standard. Raw materials such as cotton and wool come from controlled organic cultivation or controlled organic animal husbandry, mineral oil -based materials such as polyester are not used at Wunderwerk. In the search for sustainable, but also inexpensive alternatives that do something similar to many of the not exactly environmentally friendly "classics" of the textile industry, the label is breaking interesting new ground. In addition to organic cotton, linen, silk and wool, for example, the wood-based, ecologically produced cellulose fibers Tencel and Modal from the Swiss company Lenzing are processed.
Moreover, most of the fabrics and yarns used by Wunderwerk are GOTS certified. The Global Organic Textile Standard GOTS sets strict requirements for the sustainable and socially acceptable production of natural fiber textiles. From the extraction of the raw fibres to the production and transparent labelling of the end products: The GOTS seal is only awarded if the entire process is environmentally compatible and fair.
No detail, however small, escapes the attention of the Wunderwerk makers: even buttons are made exclusively from natural materials and recycled material is even used for the tags. A big thing for Wunderwerk is the fair and socially acceptable design of the production conditions under which the label's clothing is manufactured. Wunderwerk produces mainly in Europe. This keeps transport routes short and promotes the local economy in a sensible way. To make sure that the products are really manufactured according to the given standards, Wunderwerk visits all production sites and sewing factories itself several times a year.
An example: The green jeans from Wunderwerk
The environment is also taken into account when dyeing and finishing - for example, the cool batik jeans from Wunderwerk. Water and energy-saving washing processes conserve natural resources, closed production cycles and the absence of pollutants keep the ecosystem in front of the factory gate healthy. Conventional jeans are bleached with chlorine bleach and potassium permanganate to create fashionable used looks. Wunderwerk replaces these environmentally harmful chemicals with oxygen-based bleaches, achieving effects that look anything but "eco" while at the same time showing consideration for people and the environment. You can find these and more here.
Sustainability and social conscience as a matter of course, prices that can certainly compete with those of conventionally manufactured products and casual, wearable fashion without compromise: Wunderwerk combines these three demands seemingly effortlessly.