This Brooklyn-based womenswear brand's sustainable designs have been featured in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Forbes, and they're a brand partner for the sustainability consultancy site Eco-Age. Neu Nomads works every day to create beautiful, wearable clothing without leaving a negative footprint on our environment or humans – at affordable price points. Everything considered, everyone connected.
About the Founders
The label's female founders, Karen Wood and Angela Postels have 40 years of collective experience working with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Maiyet, Calvin Klein, Balmain and Theory. Years after becoming friends while working together for the lingerie brand Fleur du Mal, a Skype call between New York and New Delhi turned into a long conversation, reimagining what it means to be a fashion brand in a time of global awareness and environmental consciousness.
Angela was working in India at the time, overseeing production for several major fashion houses. Karen flew out to Delhi and they teamed up for a journey across Europe and Asia, searching for new, environmentally friendly textiles, leading to the birth of the Neu Nomads brand. Currently, Angela is based in Germany and manages production in India and the EU, while Karen works in New York and oversees sales and marketing.
“Together, we have designed a collection for women like you: global citizens, modern minimalists and conscious consumers. We hope you enjoy these simple, elegant everyday essentials as much as we do.”
The brand's signature plant-based fabrics are sourced from sustainable and renewable natural resources such as Modal, linen and GOTS-certified cotton jersey. Neu Nomads' signature Satin Lenzing Modal® is one of the most sustainable fibres in the textile industry: made with beech wood, a replenishable raw material, its production involves recycling up to 95% of the chemicals used.
Furthermore, integrating the production process with cellulose recovery makes Lenzing Modal® CO2-neutral. Combining aesthetics and utility, this is a fabric that’s as sturdy as it is feather-light and luxuriously soft. The all-natural fibre is a biodegradable and 100% renewable natural resource that has been responsibly manufactured using energy and water-conserving methods.
Co-founder Angela Postels directly oversees all sourcing and manufacturing, which is conducted in factories in Lithuania, India and Portugal.
The brand's eco-friendly GOTS- and OEKO-certified dyes are processed in a factory powered by solar energy.
All paper materials used by the brand, including insert cards and hang tags, are made from 100% recycled paper. The outer packaging is crafted from certified-biodegradable corn starch, while all shipping mailers are sourced from 100% recycled polyester.
Neu Nomads offers many vegan-friendly designs in Modal, cotton jersey and linen.
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What are the best vegan trainers?
That’s a hard one as ‘best’ is personal! Immaculate Vegan has one of the largest collections of vegan trainers from a wide variety of brands from across the globe. Take a look! Our best sellers come from BeFlamboyant, Humans are Vain, Yatay, Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather, Ration.L and Komrads.
What are vegan trainers made from?
Vegan trainers (and sneakers) are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. Vegan shoes are made of a variety of fabrics, traditionally synthetic but increasingly using innovative materials derived from nature with all the properties of leather, such as apple leather, cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). Many synthetic trainers are now made using recycled plastics from ocean trash.
Are vegan trainers waterproof?
That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas trainers are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But most of our trainers are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well durable and 100% vegan.
Are vegan trainers durable?
The quick answer: yes! But you can make them last longer by taking care of the shoes. Just as you would care for animal-leather trainers, you should look after your vegan leather trainers. With proper care, vegan trainers can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.
Are trainers the same as sneakers?
Yes! As far as we are concerned they are.
The British call them trainers, because they can be used for sports or training.
The Americans call them sneakers, presumably because, being soft-soled, they're suitable for sneaking around in!
But to confuse things further, they are also called tennis shoes in the US.
What are vegan sandals made of?
Vegan sandals are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. There' a wide variety of materials that can be used to make vegan sandals, including polyurethane (also known as PU), apple leather, pineapple leather (Pinatex), cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). In addition, some vegan sandals are also made from recycled materials, such as recycled polyester or other recycled fibres.
Are vegan sandals durable?
Many vegan sandals now are made using high quality and durable materials, and many of the new vegan leathers are of very high quality. But you can make your vegan sandals last longer by taking care of them well. With proper care, vegan sandals can last for many years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.
Are vegan sandals better for the environment?
Vegan materials tend to have a much lower carbon footprint and be much be kinder to the environment than animal leather, which is one of the most environmentally damaging materials used in fashion. Whilst there are vegan materials such as PVC which are toxic and harmful, none of the vegan sandals or products at Immaculate Vegan contain PVC. We also choose to partner with brands who are creating the most sustainable vegan sandals possible, using the most sustainable vegan materials.
Are vegan leather sandals comfortable?
There's really no difference here between vegan and non vegan sandals – it all depends on the quality and fit of the brand and the styles you choose. We partner with premium footwear brands at Immaculate Vegan to bring you vegan shoes that are high quality, stylish and comfortable.
Are vegan sandals good quality?
Whilst not all brands are equal, at Immaculate Vegan we select footwear brands making high quality, stylish and cruelty free vegan sandals and shoes.
Are vegan sandals waterproof?
That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas and fabric vegan sandals are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But some of our vegan sandals are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well as durable and 100% vegan.
What are vegan boots made of?
Vegan boots are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede or. Vegan boots are made of a variety of fabrics, traditionally synthetic but increasingly using innovative and high performing materials derived from nature, with many of the properties of leather (but none of the cruelty, and with a much lower environmental impact). These include apple leather, cactus leather, grape leather, Pinatex (pineapple leather) and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). Sometimes recycled plastics are also used.
Is vegan leather and vegan suede durable?
The quick answer: yes! But you can make them last longer by taking care of the shoes. Just as you would care for animal-leather boots, you should look after your vegan leather boots. With proper care, vegan boots can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.
Are vegan boots comfortable?
Yes, we find that vegan boots are as comfortable as animal-leather versions. As with all shoes, the higher the quality you can buy, the more comfortable they will be.
Are vegan boots waterproof?
That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Many vegan leathers, such as cactus leather, other bio-based leathers, and polyurethane (PU) leathers are naturally water resistant, in a way that animal leather isn’t. However it’s advisable not to let them get soaked, and to wipe off any surface water as soon as you’re able to. Allow them to dry naturally.