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5 Versions of the suit – (with a good conscience)

"I have always wanted a great suit! With the ones from Kerber, I can mix and match my own feminin/masculine variant. Great blue colour as well"

 

The suit is always an investment. Not only does it work dresses up as an ensemble, but also, it is great to wear as separates, as blazer and pants with casual tops, denim, sweatpants etc. Perfect for a casual cool look.

We’ve collected some people who look both flawless and cool in their suits. Stylists, fashion insiders and creative’s with their own style, mixed up with our eco suggestions from our luxury handmade label Kerber. Masculine or feminine, their suits come in mix-and-match models to choose from, and they last a lifetime.

 

Keep scrolling to see and shop 5 looks that will elevate your wardrobe

 

Mix masculinity and femininity.

Comfy waist, cropped legs and a longer jacket. Feminine and masculine in one, elevates the feeling of effortlessness. Choose a loose singlet or t-shirt underneath to dress up or down. The keyword is loose.

 

Our feminine/masculine (conscious) suggestion:

Kerber Comfy Pants,    (1.997 NOK (no added expences)  Norway /€168 rest of the world)
Kerber Business Jacket   (2.979 NOK (no added expences) Norway, €250 rest of the world)

 

Elevate length with loose legs.

You don’t need to wear a traditional colour to look chick.

 

Our loose leg suggestion:

 

Fatal Pants in Blue,    (2.099 NOK Norway / €177 rest of the world)
Business Jacket in Blue,   (2.979 NOK Norway / €250 rest of the world)

 

Never be afraid to use your femininity.

Something that always works is the feminine black suit. With narrow, cropped legs and a jacket that elevate the waist.

Our feminine ensamble suggestion:

Disco Pants,   (1.971 NOK Norway / €165 rest of the world)
Stall Jacket,   (3.004 NOK Norway / €252 rest of the world)

 

Embrace the slouchy masculine laidback trousers.

Works so well with brogues or sneakers.

 

Our laidback slouchy pants suggestion:

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Flatter Pants, (on request here)

 

Try the white shirt with high-waisted pants.

That’s enough. Style a feminine shirt with a high waisted loose pair of pants.

Our shirt + pants combo suggestion:

 

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Urban Pants : (2.106 NOK Norway / €176 rest of the world)
Uni Form Shirt: (1.903 NOK Norway / €159 rest of the world)

 

Get inspired and choose better when you can!

Hugs from the Just Fashion Team

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Mia’s style.

Photo: Hans Kristian Riise Beautifull Mia Sundfjord got her own style

Name
Mia Sundsfjord

Work
Working freelance in the film industry

What are your thoughts on the terms “Sustainability” and “Ethical production”? 

“Well, it isn’t easy to navigate between all the terms and it is not easy to do better choices either. When I go to the High Street stores and see something with the tag “Made in Bangladesh”, I get a stomachache. The money goes straight to the top of the chain, but even though I know this, it is so easy to choose the more  affordable products”.

 

“You see something you like, and the barrier for buying it is so low. You don’t think about choosing better there and then. You think about your wardrobe, how it will fit in there, and that’s the only thing you have to consider. So I guess these terms gets me thinking about the changes we all are trying to make, but still haven’t managed to do”.

 

 

If you should elaborate, how do you choose your wardrobe, and do you regularly repairs and fix things that are broken? 

 

“I often ask myself; Why not choose better? and I’m working on it. It costs more, but in the end, it is likely to be a win to choose quality and something you will love. 6 pants from the high street stores equals maybe one slowly produced high quality pair of pants. And to know something about how it is produced, and that the people that made it, touched it, have been treated well and got their fair share, means something too!”

 

“You don’t repair pants when the repair costs more than the pants. We are not used to this kind of thinking. The products have so low value that it’s usually not in my mind to think about fixing it. But I do choose better sometimes. I love to go to the small independent stores, both here in Oslo and when I’m traveling. To talk to the people there and get the details and stories behind what I buy. And to see the commitment that goes all the way from the making of the product to the person selling me it. It makes me feel proud and it makes me love what I buy there more than other items. And THESE things I definitely fix if they are broken”.

 

“With food there’s been a great change the last few years here in Norway towards better production and small independent food-labels, but with clothing it is much more complex. You need to love what you buy in another way. It is connected to your identity. But in the end – like with food – you have to say even though it is hard – I just have to stop eating that and choose something better!”

 

"These stockings from Swedish Stockings remind me of the stories I've heard about the war when stockings where so expensive that women painted the line onto their legs to make an impression of wearing stockings. It is a real nostalgic model and elevate any dress to a new level"
“These stockings from Swedish Stockings remind me of the stories I’ve heard about the war when stockings where so expensive that women painted the line onto their legs to make an impression of wearing stockings. It is a real nostalgic model and elevate any dress to a new level”

Stefanie Seam Stockings

"There are so many great jewelry pieces at Just Fashion, but this one really stood out. It it's a classic"
“There are so many great jewelry pieces at Just Fashion, but this one from Dutch Basics really stood out. It it’s a classic”

Circle necklace

How do you see the future? What do you think the future holds in regards to production and consume?
“I think we are facing great challenges. I think that for ethical production to become mainstream, they need to get subsidized. To be able to compete with the big chains when it comes to price. But maybe also the change will come no matter what. That it forces itself into our lives”.


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Women Supporting Women

Marielle Kerber and Thuy in the factory in Vietnam, supporting women through good working conditions and by involving the craftswomen in the designing process

“Despite great strides made by the international women’s rights movement over many years, women and girls around the world are still married as children or trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery. They are refused access to education and political participation, and some are trapped in conflicts where rape is perpetrated as a weapon of war. Around the world, deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth are needlessly high, and women are prevented from making deeply personal choices in their private lives”

Human Rights Watch

 

The Gender Gap

At Just Fashion we fight for gender and race-equality. We believe that everybody should have equal rights to make the same choices in their lives, which is not nearly the case today.

Based in Norway, Just Fashion are one of the lucky ones, at 3rd place in the Global Gender Gap Report for 2014, only beaten by Iceland and Finland.

It’s much worse for countries further down on the scale, like Nepal on 112th place, and all the way down to Yemen, at 154th place, the last one.

From the factory outside of Kathmandu in Nepal, where a/bareness know that their workers have good pay and a say in things
From the factory outside of Kathmandu in Nepal, where a/bareness know that their workers have good pay and a say in things

 

Supporting women through your fashion buys

Several designers at Just Fashion are working with women in countries further down on this list, and they make sure that

  • their factories and workshops strengthen women’s rights
  • giving not only minimum wage but also living wage
  • making sure that they have good working conditions and that the women are heard

 

From the project a/abareness did in a village in Nepal where women got to work from their homes
From the project a/abareness did in a village in Nepal where women got to work from their homes

Outside Kathmandu in Nepal our designers Abareness have taken part in a project where women, because of their caste, cannot leave their village. By giving them the opportunity to work from home, their economy and status is strengthened. These products are now unfortunately sold out, but we are hoping there are new projects to come.

Dark statistics

 

From Kerbers factory in Vietnam. Thuy working on silk products, a tricky material which need sklls to be done right
From Kerbers factory in Vietnam. Thuy working on silk products, a tricky material which need sklls to be done right

 

Just Fashion designers supporting women

By supporting designers who make sure that women get paid, not only minimum, but also a living wage, you can take part in slowly changing a mentality in countries where women rarely get a say. And in other countries, like Germany, Norway and the Netherlands, you will give a share to women in professions that are not considered prestigious or important.
Here are the designers you should buy from at Just Fashion to make sure you support women in some way.

Abareness

Makes sure that the women in the bigger knitting factory have good working conditions and living wage pay. In addition, Abareness is actively supporting educational projects that doesn’t discriminate between girls and boys, through their #coolkidsneedscleanwater project.

 

#Coolkidsneedcleanwater, a/abareness project in schools in Kathmandu
#Coolkidsneedcleanwater, a/abareness project in schools in Kathmandu

Anne Gorke

Anne Gorke modelling her Parrot Dress
Anne Gorke modelling her Parrot Dress

Are supports independent craftswomen in and around Weimar in Germany.

Apollonius

Is a woman; designer Emma does all the work herself in her studio in Oslo.

Elsien Gringhuis

Supports independent craftswomen in Netherlands. In addition, she only use women of all ages, and with focus on their thoughts, ambitions and aspirations in her lookbook campaigns, and by doing so, shows another side of fashion than the too young clothing hanger-model.

 

Liesbeth runs Fashion council Netherland and is modelling an outfit in Elsiens Gringhuis last lookbook
Liesbeth runs Fashion council Netherland and is modelling an outfit in Elsiens Gringhuis last lookbook
IIIF leather bag made by an independent female craftswoman
IIIF leather bag made by an independent female craftswoman

Idamari

Does all the work herself, in her studio in Berlin, and she is obviously a woman.

IIIF

Works with one craftswomen on Iceland for their leather bag-collection.

Kerber

Works with craftswomen (and men) in Hoi an in Vietnam. They get living wage and are encouraged in developing their skills, also taking part in the design process.

Retusj

Karen Pederstad is the designer behind Retusj, also made by hand by the designers herself in her studio in Oslo.

Just Fashion

Almost everybody involved in Just Fashion are women , and our founder is a woman. By supporting us, you also support our fight to find more designers who believe in gender and race-equality, regardless of their gender.

Just Fashion founder Marte DJupesland
Just Fashion founder Marte DJupesland

Learn more about gender equality

This video from World Economic Forum tells a short version of why the report about gender equality is important

Read and look at key statistics from the Gender Gap Report here, or download the total report.