We believe in challenging the status quo of the environmental and social crisis within the fashion industry. The way we do so is by inspiring and implementing alternative solutions and radical transparency, causing no unnecessary harm. We happen to be brilliant in creating sustainable bags with a natural ease, ethically made in Portugal.
“I want to grow with my mission, become a better version of myself every day, and would like to encourage others to do the same.”
– Katharina Kölln, Founder & Art director –
Who we are
We are a Lisbon based label with german roots, representing slow fashion and radical transparency.
How? By favoring quality, local craftsmanship and sustainable materials over mass production and disposable trends. For complete transparency we maintain a close relationship not only to our Portuguese manufacturers but also to all our european suppliers. We source each material by our selves and dig as deep as we have to in order to get all important information needed before approval.
We support vegan solutions but aren’t a vegan brand as vegan doesn’t necessarily always mean sustainable. We are always looking for better solutions and alternatives though, to replace common materials.
The brand’s founder grew up in Freiburg, a small town in the foothills of the Black Forest which is widely known for its sustainable and advanced eco-friendly lifestyle. Striving for more fairness, transparency and most of all responsability within the fashion community, INA KOELLN was formed to challenge the status quo and launched in 2013.
Since then we have maintained our commitment to working on small collections, entirely manufactured locally in Portugal. Staying true to our core values since the very beginning has helped us create a company we’re proud to run and work for. The earth and its people are at the heart of what we do.