Meet Staiy: A New Retail Concept Rooted in Refined Aesthetics, Ethics, and Innovation - Good On You
man and woman wearing sustainable coats by Staiy
10 Dec
man and woman wearing sustainable coats by Staiy

Meet Staiy: A New Retail Concept Rooted in Refined Aesthetics, Ethics, and Innovation

Take a look around the world of fashion and it’s hard to ignore the vast levels of waste, unfair working conditions, and mindless consumption. Is that our normality? Or is there another definition of “normal”? That’s the question that the innovators behind Staiy were determined to answer.

Staiy is a progressive marketplace with products spanning fashion, beauty, and accessories from all across Europe. It’s an alliance of brands, artists, and people standing for the same values, each on a mission to accelerate the transition towards sustainable fashion.

For Staiy’s founders, sustainability is not a trend. It is the necessary foundation of future lifestyles, which they want to spread to shoppers through their platform. Water, air, materials, and working conditions are some of the sustainability pillars upon which Staiy evaluates each of its selected brands. Like Good On You, Staiy is committed to the protection of people, the planet, and animals.

“Staiy presents its own, most authentic interpretation of sustainability, striving to redefine the societal opinion of modern consumption, to become more conscious,” says co-founder Ludovico Durante. “Sustainability must holistically take into account entire supply chains, including production and consumption. Creating pieces ethically and with unique manufacturing, distribution and lifecycle innovation, requires significant attention to quality and detail. Telling the stories behind these products then helps create timeless value.”

four Staiy founders against a wall

Past, present, and future

After following the same international study path in London, Turin, and Berlin, Staiy’s four founders—Adrian Leue, Alessandro Nora, Ludovico Durante, and Chiara Latini—found themselves enamoured with Berlin’s lifestyle and dynamic designer and startup scene, heavily influenced by the green economy. Armed with a shared vision, the foursome officially launched Staiy in January 2019, to give a new face to sustainability.

Staiy concept store window with sticker that says

The company will soon be celebrating its 1st anniversary with the opening of its first concept store right in the heart of Berlin, with the purpose of offering people an ever-evolving selection of products and creating a true sustainability hub.

And this month, the Staiy Webinar 2.0 goes live: an online event focused on evaluating sustainability within the fashion industry alongside a panel of key players and innovators in the field—including Max R. Gilgenmann of Fashion Revolution Germany and NEONYT; Myriam Laroche, the founder of Myriam Laroche, and Rachel Cannegieter-Markus, of Rethink Rebels.

Head over to Staiy’s official Youtube and Facebook channels on December 13 at 5:30pm CET—no sign ups necessary!

Beyond the marketplace

As well as curating the best sustainable brands, Staiy is focussed on creating a unique experience for its users with the power of AI. We all have our own personal style and preferences, and with this technology Staiy is shaping its platform to deliver a custom-made visual experience that adapts the more you use it.

Another aspect that is key for Staiy is giving back. The team has pledged 1% of profits to One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization leading global reforestation efforts in collaboration with local communities. Any time you purchase from ethical brands on staiy.com, you collect what they call “Impact Points” which you can then choose to donate to one, or more, of the One Tree Planted projects, including empowering women in Rwanda; restoring the Amazon rainforest in Peru; protecting endangered wildlife in Indonesia, and providing a source for water in Kenya.

Our favourite items from Staiy’s selection

Komodo

Rated: Good
woman of colour wearing red sustainable jacket by Komodo for Staiy

UK-brand Komodo puts people and the planet first with its ethically-sourced and eco-friendly range of menswear and womenswear. The label uses some eco-friendly materials including GOTS-certified cotton and hemp, and ensures that most of its suppliers pay a living wage to its workers.

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Shop Komodo @ Staiy.

For her

EVEL Fleece Organic Cotton Jacket

Made of organic cotton, this jacket will keep you warm and looking effortless in any setting.

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man wearing green sustainable tencel jacket by Komodo by Staiy

TELA Tencel Golf Jacket

Made of 100% TENCEL™ and recycled PET lining, this jacket is part of Komodo’s commitment to remove single use plastic from its product line.

Kuyichi

Rated: Great
woman wearing black sustainable turtle neck by ethical brand Kuyichi for Staiy

Established in 2001, Kuyichi is the first organic denim brand. With ‘Great’ labour and environmental ratings, the brand designs ethical, durable, and modern pieces that never go out of style.

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Shop Kuyichi @ Staiy.

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Rachel Turtle Neck

Rachel is a slim-fit turtle neck that gives you a classy yet comfy look. This timeless essential will make you feel great during a fancy night out as well as while smart-working from home.

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man wearing classic indigo blue denim jeans by Kuyichi for Staiy

Jim Tapered Classic Indigo

Kuyichi’s Jim Jean has a regular waist and a tapered leg all the way down. This classic indigo fabric also contains 20% post-consumer recycled denim, made from old jeans that were collected and recycled into a new fabric.

nae

Rated: Good
black vegan boots for women by NAE from Staiy

NAE is a Portuguese footwear brand using innovative materials to create shoes with “No Animal Exploitation.” Its sustainable shoe materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tires, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic, and even pineapple leaf fibre!

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Shop NAE @ Staiy.

For her

Jenny Hidden Lace Combat Boot

These combat boots are made of full grain vegan leather that is breathable and water-resistant, with hidden lace that gives the trendy design a twist.

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mens black and white vegan leather shoes by NAE for Staiy

Matt Black

Not exactly a boot or a sneaker: the vegan Matt is its own modern and confident style.

Gung Ho Design

Rated: Good
person wearing unisex navy sweater with red and blue pepper design sustainably made by Gung Ho Design via Staiy

Gung Ho Design makes striking and bold pieces ranging from jumpers to dresses to playsuits—and each piece has an environmental story to tell through prints or graphics. The brand has created visuals about marine life, sustainable food production, and even the water footprint behind food.

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Shop Gung Ho Design @ Staiy.

Unisex

Pesticide Sweatshirt

This unisex statement sweatshirt is bold and eye catching, serving up a taste of the 80s colour palette. But it’s the vibrant embroidery that’s a real conversation starter: at first glance it’s deliciously fruity, but look a little closer for a visual representation of the pesticide residues found on a humble pepper when not shopping organically.

studio JUX

Rated: Great
woman of colour wearing red sustainable checkered trousers by studio JUX for Staiy

studio JUX (which means ‘fun’ or ‘having a laugh’ in German) believes fashion and a sustainable lifestyle should be fun and enjoyable for everyone. The brand uses a range of eco-friendly materials and ensures ethical labour, living wages, and regular tracing of its suppliers.

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Shop studio JUX @ Staiy.

For her

Checkered Trouser

These checkered trousers reflect a warm colour palette that makes them simply perfect for those cosy colder days.

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man of colour wearing ethically made green corduroy shirt from studio JUX by Staiy

Shirt Varberg Corduroy

This corduroy shirt in a dark green colour with a single front pocket and buttons down the front can be worn as a shirt or overshirt, and is made with 100% organic cotton.

Editor's note

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