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Slow Fashion : 3 niche French brands that you need to know

In a world where fast fashion dominates, a growing number of consumers are seeking more sustainable, high-quality alternatives. Slow fashion, which emphasizes ethical production, timeless design, and environmental consciousness, is gaining momentum. France, a country synonymous with style and luxury, is home to several niche brands leading this movement. Here, we spotlight three French slow fashion brands that you need to know: Coltesse, Waste Paris, and Fête Impériale.

Coltesse: minimalist elegance

222 Denim Jacket -  312 €


Sustainable craftsmanship

Coltesse, founded Florent Coltesse, is a Parisian brand that epitomizes minimalist elegance. Their approach to fashion is all about using sustainable materials and producing locally. Coltesse’s collections are characterized by clean lines, neutral colors, and versatile pieces that can be seamlessly integrated into any wardrobe.


Shirt Vintage - 144 €

Timeless design

Coltesse’s philosophy centers around creating timeless garments for men that transcend seasons. By focusing on high-quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship, the brand ensures that each piece not only looks good but lasts longer. This commitment to durability and style is what sets Coltesse apart in the slow fashion market.


Waste Paris: upcycled fashion


Innovative upcycling

Waste Paris is a pioneer in upcycled fashion. The brand transforms pre-existing garments and fabrics into contemporary pieces, giving new life to materials that would otherwise be discarded. Waste Paris challenges the traditional fashion cycle by promoting a circular economy where waste is minimized and creativity is maximized.


Sac à Main Frankie Blanc & Noir - 380 €


Unique aesthetic

The aesthetic of Waste Paris is eclectic and bold. Each piece is unique, reflecting the brand’s commitment to individuality and sustainable practices. By wearing Waste Paris, women not only make a fashion statement but also contribute to a more sustainable future.

Fête Impériale: romantic revival

Chemise Alix oversized en voile soie coton imprimé Pelican Bay - 195 €

Ethical luxury

Fête Impériale, founded by Laura Gauthier Petit, combines the romance of historical French fashion with modern ethical practices. The brand is renowned for its luxurious fabrics, intricate designs, and a strong commitment to sustainability. Each collection is inspired by different historical eras, bringing a touch of vintage charm to contemporary fashion.


DALIA - Robe courte à encolure volantée en denim délavé

DALIA - Robe courte encolure Bardot volantée en denim délavé Oeko-Tex Bleu


Environmental responsibility

Fête Impériale prioritizes environmentally responsible practices, from sourcing eco-friendly materials to ensuring fair working conditions. The brand’s dedication to ethical production makes it a standout in the slow fashion industry, offering consumers the luxury of beautifully crafted garments without compromising on sustainability.

Embrace slow fashion

Incorporating pieces from Coltesse, Waste Paris, and Fête Impériale into your wardrobe is not just a style choice but a statement of values. These brands embody the principles of slow fashion, proving that it is possible to look chic while supporting ethical and sustainable practices. By choosing slow fashion, you contribute to a more sustainable and mindful fashion industry, which, at Rafale Market, we fully support !

Why choose slow fashion?

Here at Rafale, we like to talk about smart fashion. Here are the principles : 

  1. Sustainability: Slow fashion reduces waste and promotes the use of eco-friendly materials.
  2. Quality: High-quality craftsmanship ensures garments last longer, reducing the need for frequent replacements.
  3. Ethics: Ethical production practices support fair labor conditions and minimize environmental impact.
  4. Style: Timeless designs mean you can wear your favorite pieces for years to come.


As the demand for ethical and sustainable fashion grows, brands like Coltesse, Waste Paris, and Fête Impériale are brands to follow and support. By embracing slow fashion, we can all play a part in creating a more sustainable and stylish future. Discover these brands on Rafale Market and make a conscious choice to support slow fashion today !

Explore the collections of Coltesse, Waste Paris, and Fête Impériale to find pieces that align with your values and enhance your wardrobe. Join the slow fashion movement and wear your principles with pride. Smart Fashion is unstoppable !