In a fast-forward city like Berlin, it can be hard to capture the spirit of the times. Yet for five full years, Akeef established itself as the go-to spot for the discerning Kreuzberg gentleman. With its offering of understated quality streetwear, it grew to epitomise the modern Berlin look.
Not content with reflecting contemporary sensibilities, the Akeef team decided to close the shop and refine the concept. The result is Atelier Akeef - Berlin’s very first high-end menswear boutique that is dedicated entirely to sustainable fashion. Reopening this autumn in a brand new space in Mitte, Atelier Akeef's clothes are still prime examples of lush wearability but with the ultimate feel-good bonus of being ecological at the same time.
By fulfilling the needs of the conscious consumer and the casual sartorialist, Atelier Akeef is currently at the avant-garde of the Berlin fashion scene. It strictly stocks only the most exceptional garments and accessories, where the materials have been sourced sustainably and the craftsmen compensated fairly. For instance, the Atelier Awash label produce all their items using organic fabrics that are custom woven in family-run studios in Tuscany; reusing discarded materials like coconut shells to make the shirt buttons.
The store itself is constructed from used up-cycled wood and sustainable clay with non-toxic colorants on the walls. Accessories are presented upon reclaimed industrial trolleys and locally sourced slate, whereas the clothes hang in front of an original floor-to-ceiling, deep blue and Ochsenblut backdrop.
Atelier Akeef are aware of the challenges which lie ahead for sustainable fashion. But by giving customers equal access to those who are passionate about creating a positive impact on the world, those obstacles can be overcome.
So whether you’re a planet-saving crusader or just after some trendsetting threads, Atelier Akeef is now open for business! Find out more about them on their website!
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Photos courtesy of Atelier Akeef.