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.