Spain is a country known for its picturesque landscape, flamenco music, vibrant dancing and equally impact, eye-grabbing fashion. There, nestled in the cradle of colour, energy and spirit is a timeless and minimalist Galician brand called Cordera.
Ethical, sustainable, natural and organic, this ready-to-wear brand has made its mark in the European fashion industry for the understated beauty of their designs. Since their conception, the ready-to-wear label waves around the world with their knitwear and cotton designs.
Minimalistic, Clean Lines
The collections of Cordera are an ode to minimalism and timelessness. Creating classic, beautiful garments and accessories for both men and women, the brand relies heavily on a neutral colour palette which includes variations of white, beige, brown, navy and black. Find loose linen shirts, fluid drawstring pants, cosy knit sweaters as well as functional shoes and bags in their curation.
Materials To Know
Cordera’s collections are ethically crafted in Galicia, Spain using organic, natural, sustainable and recycled synthetic fibres and upcycled yarn. Using high quality, sustainable materials, the brand designs “simple yet unique designs with intuitive patterns that embrace your body as a human architecture.”
They work with materials such as 100% organic cotton, mulesing free wool and alpaca yarns, and natural raw linen. They look for green certificates to ensure sustainable production practices. For their knitwear designs, the brand uses Japanese knitting machines and finishes the garments by hand with the help of local artisans.
The collections of Cordera are inspired by nature. “We respect the environment in which all of us live together,” says their website. They strive to help the environment, employing practices that limit their impact including reducing their water usage during production, minimise wastage, source cruelty-free yarn, practice limited production and others. As their designs are timeless and made from high quality materials, they can be worn for years to come. They create genderless clothing, following a one size fits all approach to suit all body types.
The Story Behind Cordera
In 2008, Mónica Cordera began designing clean, minimalistic collections and launched the brand. Six years later, her sister María joined the company. The two sisters worked hard to create timeless wardrobes that were curated with pure, minimal designs.
Today, behind Cordera is a team of creative minds who are committed to the founder’s beliefs. The brand’s collections are created and manufactured in Galicia, with the help of local talent. They also work with small family factories, helping support the local economy and create ethical work.
Cordera doesn’t follow traditional fashion seasons, instead encouraging slow fashion and longevity of clothing along with design.