Grüne Erde

The benchmark brand par excellence!

The furniture is made in Austria from A to Z, and is environmentally responsible too! The design is modern, the furniture comfortable. 

Clear verdict! Go for it!


Here’s another brand that attracts a lot of young (and not-so-young) people. To make a long story short: everything comes from China except the food products. So unless you’re buying chocolate eggs or Dutch specialties, make a big detour!

Non food products from Hema are no-gos!

But you can buy the food. At least.

To be avoided.

United Colours of Benetton

I bought from Benetton last winter and was pleasantly surprised, as most of the items were made either in Italy, Croatia or Serbia. Very few in China/Bangladesh. I went back for the new spring/summer collection and was very disappointed. Except for the knitwear, the T-shirts (Made in Europe) and the jeans (made in Tunesia), everything comes from Asia. 

To be observed.