Gloria Bendita

Gloria Bendita is a Spanish brand that combines Ibizan style

                                        with Ad Lib Andalusian air.

Gloria Bendita  develop their collections using  ethically sourced  materials,

 natural dyes  and lots of craftsmanship.

A game of 20 questions  with  Magdalena  of  ‘Gloria Bendita

1)    Your passion beyond fashion

Fashion is my passion for the last 27 years I’ve been actively working on it,plus I love the movies, and music.

2)    Your life in three words:     Enterprising – Action – Fashion.

3)    Your life in colours

Are important in my life, intensely vivid colors, besides white and black

4)    Your Hero

There are many people I admire in history but if I have to emphasize could be Madre Teresa de Calcuta

5)    What is your song/music : House music electric, chill out

6)    What do you wear to bed :  Comfortable clothes

7)    Your favourite Flower :  Daisy

8)    Your favourite food recipe:  All salads

9)    Your rescue cooking trick : With garlic and oil

10) Live to eat or eat to live :  Eat to live

11) Wine: Red or White

I like both

12) Selfridges or Spitalfeilds Market : ……

13) Peace of Mind or Scattered mind :  Peace in the mind

14) Fantasy or Reality

I move through the fantasy but the transfer to reality

15) Moonlight or Sunlight :  I like both

16) Journey or Destination

Sometimes need to travel and other more stay in one place but I need both

17)What is your walk

I’m with a great professional development experience, where I want to achieve maximum harmony in my daily life with my own thoughts and everything around me, being able to participate in best running processes, providing a sense of well-being, good things made, inner strength, to reach transmit it through my work.

18) Who will you be reincarnated as :  Could be an animal for not paying taxes.

19) What’s important to you?

My priority is to take care of my two daughters and help care for the planet

20) Food for Fashion :  Avocado Cocktail

Ecoluxe London Sept’ 12 – Opening Routes to Market for New International Brands

By Elena Garcia,

Francisco Lomora

Our September 2012 edition of the Showroom was our most international to date. We showcased the work of 33 brands from the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, The Netherlands, Russia, Cambodia, India, Chile and Greece. So far we have given the opportunity to show collections during London Fashion Week to more than 100 brands since we started in September 2010. What makes the Ecoluxe London concept truly unique is that we have now consolidated the showroom as a space that not only offers a window to UK based brands, but we also help new businesses everywhere to access a market that is normally closed to them due to excessive fees and lack of business support.

Iconic Barcelona

We are incredibly proud to be able to say that orders have been signed at Ecoluxe London, commercial awards have been given, introductions have been made to press and buyers, contacts have been passed on to the brands, marketing and Intellectual Property support have been provided to our exhibitors and the products have been allowed to shine in an environment suitable to their market.

Le Konsphin

In particular, this season we have welcomed a group of Spanish brands into our exhibition hall for the first time. We have had Spanish brands before, but we have been actively involved in the burgeoning Spanish eco scene and have been selecting, with the help of Slow Fashion Spain, and Gloria Bendita, a small group of brands that have their production sorted and sustainability credentials checked.

Yono Taola

Brands like Cristina Cardenas (accessories), Yono Taola (womenswear), Iconic Barcelona (womenswear), MissSotoka (womenswear), Francisco Lomora (womenswear), Gloria Bendita (womenswear), Tytti Thusberg (recycled womenswear and accessories), and Le Konsphin (accessories) have all been able to exhibit their products abroad and open new routes to market at very affordable prices. This is only the beginning, there are more brands in development and we hope we will be able to provide a launchpad to many more labels that weren’t quite ready to exhibit yet.

Cristina Cardenas

This venture was kick-started by an invitation that Elena Garcia received from Slow Fashion Spain to speak at a summit in the Museum of Costume in Madrid back in April this year.

Tytti Thusberg

Initial contacts were made and soon we realised that the ecoluxury sector in Spain is growing fast, but as usual, new brands need nurturing and support. The Ecoluxe London team has been promoting these brands and has given them a taste of London. We hope that they continue to grow.
As we said before, incredibly proud. Watch our for our Feb’ 13 edition.

MissSotoka
Gloria Bendita