It all began in 1999 with an idea: making fashion under fair conditions, creating something beautiful and feeling good about it. LANIUS still pursues this vision today and combines sustainable materials with sophisticated design – in every collection.
AND BE RESPONSIBLE
We collaborate responsibly with our production partners – regardless of whether they are major companies or small, family-run enterprises. In choosing them, we attach importance not only to certifications and quality labels but also to personal contact and shared values. Claudia Lanius visits our partners regularly. To guarantee employee welfare, we collaborate only with producers who are certified to the following standards: GOTS certification, SA8000 certification, the BSCI Code of conduct and auditing by the Fair Wear Foundation.
We love fashion. Owing to the creativity of our design team, new LANIUS collections are created in our Cologne studio twice a year. Feminine, individual and designed with great attention to detail. Our ‘slow fashion’ design is characterised by considered trends and high-quality materials.
We focus on sustainability and ecology: LANIUS is GOTS-certified, a member of the IVN and mainly uses biological materials that are controlled by independent institutes. Out of love and respect for animals, we use mulesing-free wool. Our vegan fashion is certified according to the ‘PETA-Approved Vegan’ logo for cruelty-free clothing.
We look back on more than 20 years of company history, in which LANIUS has grown constantly in all areas, without losing sight of the three most important maxims.
Claudia Lanius is the founder and designer behind the brand. Together with her team, she develops the ideas that set apart the LANIUS collections in the Cologne studio. Her daughter Annabelle Homann began working for the company in 2013 and has joined the management team.
Our fashion takes time. Using natural, sustainable fabrics, we tailor our designs to bring lasting joy. We protect our ecosystem and handle resources mindfully by adjusting our output to the quantities pre-ordered by our retailers.
Our goal: We want to restore true value to fashion and call on you as our customers to treat your clothing with the respect it deserves.
We focus on protecting people, animals and the environment. For this reason, we don’t use any fabrics or chemicals that are potentially harmful to health. We source most of our materials from organic producers and try to ensure transport routes are as short and environmentally friendly as possible. Handled correctly and carefully, the high-quality garments we manufacture will delight their wearers for many years. That’s how we see the future of fashion – slow, fair and organic. We create slow fashion and launch two collections each year in line with this creed.
When we talk about ‘sustainable fashion’, we mean a triangle of fair production, natural, high-quality fabrics, and modern trends. The value creation chain in the textile industry is complex. In terms of sustainability, it requires ongoing development.