Sustainable Shopping in Berlin Mitte
Merz b. Schwanen offers a unique shopping experience that seamlessly blends history and sustainability. As you step into their shop, the vintage interior immediately transports you to a bygone era. Founded by Gitta and Peter Plotnicki, the brand’s journey began when they stumbled upon a vintage worker’s shirt from 1911 at a flea market. This discovery led them on a quest to find the manufacturer, ultimately unearthing one of the last remaining textile producers in Southern Germany.
Their commitment to sustainability is evident in their materials, which include organic cotton, recycled cotton, viscose, silk, cashmere, and mulesing-free merino wool. Merz b. Schwanen offers two distinct lines, “GOOD ORIGINALS” and “GOOD BASICS”, produced under fair working conditions in Germany and Portugal. Their collection features timeless styles for both men and women, and you’ll also find exclusive offerings in their Berlin-Mitte store, such as finely-knit socks, room sprays, candles, soaps, and bags.