Marianna is the cheerful face behind Club Vintage, a small business that specializes in vintage and thrifting. With a keen eye for fashion, Marianna curates a collection of carefully selected pieces, ranging from dresses, shoes and handbags to men’s clothing. Her mission is to showcase that thrifting is not only fashionable but also an excellent choice for those looking to save money while adding incredible branded items to their wardrobe. Marianna helps customers in finding the perfect outfit that aligns with their unique style.
Cygne Noir is a boutique swimwear brand. Just like a swan, this brand represents the fusion of class and daintiness intertwined. Cynge Noir fabric is a reliable and durable fabric, consists of 81% REPREVE, which is made out of recycled PET plastic bottles and 19% LYCRAXTRA LIFE fiber. Compared to other synthetic fibers, REPREVE produces 33% less energy to create and approximately 54.6% fewer CO2 emissions. In addition, Cygne Noir uses biodegradable vegan inks which are OEKO-TEX certified and earth-friendly packaging.
Ġummar offers good quality, everyday clothes made by workers whose rights are respected, and that reduces the negative impact on the planet through sustainable practices. Their fashion line includes sun protective wear, well suited for the Mediterranean climate. Their most notable brands are EarthPositive®, Salvage, Fair Share, Continental and Vapor Appeal. Tabxa®, their signature inhouse brand sports locally-designed graphics and is a labour of love going by the maxim ‘only good trouble’.
Restyle Thrift Shop is a local small business that sells second-hand clothes and accessories at affordable prices. They believe that fashion and style should be something anyone should be able to acquire and afford. Sustainability is of paramount importance and reusing fashion items already located in Malta should be normalized. Restyle strives to be as eco-friendly as possible in the acquisition of products as well as the way they package and deliver them to the customer.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL MALTA
Soroptimist International Malta is a Club within a worldwide service organization, working to transform the lives of women and girls through education and leadership. Andrea and her team creates cute fashion apparel for newborns and children along with toys, pockets and other practical accessories. What makes Soroptimist special is not only the fact that they use predominantly donated curtains and cut-off fabrics to create their products, but also that they use all the profits to provide for the education of females in poor countries, empowering them to be independent.