News & Events
La Luna Lädeli goes to Nyon! March 02 2018
La Luna Lädeli starts to travel to the French part of Switzerland!
I am extremely happy to be able to spend 3 days in Nyon at the Café Ex Machina, together with my friends Banu, Rui and Denis who have created a wonderful meeting space where to enjoy a good atmosphere, with excellent coffees, yummy cakes and fresh lunch.
I will be at the space before the entrance, with a selection of La Luna Lädeli treasures. The main focus of this Pop-Up is my big collection of hand-woven shawls all made in the context of social projects that secure ethical working conditions. I will have my computer with me, in case you are interested in seeing pictures of my visits to the weavers and hearing their stories.
You will have the chance to see, touch, feel and try hand-woven shawls in many possible materials (cotton, silk, linen, wool, cashmere...), colors and styles, all woven by skilled artisans in India and Nepal, and designed by young designers that bring a modern esthetic to a traditional craft.
Only a very small selection from one of the projects, WomenWeave, is available here online more as a sampler, as I believe that such a thing cannot be properly appreciated and chosen only through a picture. You have to feel it!
You can also check some more pictures of shawls in the Discussion section of the event on Facebook.
I will also bring the bamboo utensil sets that I believe everyone should have in their bags to avoid the use of plastic utensils.
The Love Travel Guides to India will also be available if you are considering exploring India and its crafts!
Possibly, if there is interest, I will bring a selection of Goddesswear Corduroy pants so that you can try them out and know your size and cut. If you plan to go and already know which pants you would like, let me know and I can bring them!
If you are from around there, it's a great chance to see you and get to see our products, and if you are from anywhere else, it's a great chance for an excursion to Nyon, a beautiful town at the border of the lake of Geneva, enjoying all the yummy goodies the Café Ex Machina has to offer.
I hope to see many of you there!
Café Ex Machina
Rue du Vieux Marché 11 - 1260 - Nyon
- Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd of March from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs
- Saturday 24th of March from 9:00 to 18:00 hrs
Contact me in advance if you want to make sure that I bring something specific for you to see!
5 years anniversary of La Luna Lädeli with Goddesswear! December 10 2017
On the 12 of December 2012 (Yes!!! 12.12.12!!!!), I placed the first order of Goddesswear pants... and with this was the start of La Luna Lädeli.
In this 5 years I hope I have helped make many women happy with the super comfortable Goddesswear pants, and to celebrate our 5th anniversary I will be offering 25% discount on all Goddesswear products.
This offer is valid until Friday 15th of December 12 pm CET (Noon in Central European Time). Just enter the code 5YEARS at checkout.
If you live in Zurich or close by, I invite you as well to our event on Saturday 16th of December together with the Shakti Shuttlez. I will be offering beautiful hand-woven shawls from social projects from India (most of them not online) from 2 to 7 pm, and then the Shakti Shuttlez will open our hearts with a Kirtan evening!
You can choose to pick up your new Goddesswear pants at the event (option at checkout).
La Luna Lädeli & Shakti Shuttlez December 10 2017
Once again, La Luna Lädeli & the Shakti Shuttlez are joining forces to create a small community gathering before Christmas!
Saturday, 16th of December 2017 at AIRYOGA Oberdorfstrasse 2, 4th floor
Shopping & Chai: 2-7pm, after 9pm
Sing & Dance: 7-9pm
From 2 pm on come to the small room in the 4th floor to check the beautiful hand-spun and hand-woven shawls from several producers in India & Nepal that care about preserving the craft and give the possibility to the craftspeople to live from this endangered craft. As usual there will be cotton, silk and wool shawls from WomanWeave, that supports marginalized women from rural India. For the first time there will be exquisite cashmere shawls from Sadhu Handmade Naturals. And also a collection of unique two-sided shawls made from upcycled vintage silk saris put together with hand embroidered Kantha.
From 7 pm join the uplifting kirtan and Mantra singing with the Shakti Shutlez. Kirtan is "call and response chanting" from the Indian devotional traditions. You listen to a line and you repeat it. Relax your rational mind and open your heart through singing.
The tone of your own voice, the singing of the whole group and the sound of the instruments connect you to something very ancient: Singing together is one of the oldest human practices.
Afterwards, like always, enjoy some Chai, share and get another chance to check some shawls!
The Kirtan entrance is free but a donation is recommended. The money will be donated to the Pachamama Alliance: www.pachamama.org
I hope to see you there!
La Luna Lädeli at the Engemer Weihnachtsmarkt! November 30 2017
La Luna Lädeli will be at the Engemer Weihnachtsmarkt!
Sunday 3. of December 2017
From 11:30 to 17:30 h
I will have a selection of hand-woven shawls of different materials (cotton, silk, wool & cashmere), all produced in social and ethical conditions and with the finest materials.
This is small neighborhood market that still has a lot of nice stands, including marroni and Glüewein, and I will be next to my friend Cristina and her beautiful wool dyed with natural colors, VILNA.
I hope to see you there!
Community Gathering at Wandellust
(Deutsche Version hier)
On the 10th of December 2016, let's gather, meet good people and hang out in a beautiful and relaxed space.
La Luna Lädeli will be present from 11am on with a variety of handmade and ethically produced Christmas gifts. The main attractions are the beautiful organic cotton and silk shawls from the WomanWeave project in India and the softest Cashmere shawls from Nepal, but there will be also shawls from other slow fashion designers and other little awesome gifts!
The Mantra singing with the Shakti Shuttlez will start at 6pm and will last around 2 hrs. Expect like always everything from calm, sweet Mantras to full ecstatic singing and dancing.
Directly afterwards, from 8-10 pm, Shakti Tanz will guide you through a unique dance journey with the elements. We will dance with joy and wake up our Shakti!
Hanging out and socializing, drinking Chai with friends and La Luna Lädeli shopping will happen in the afternoon until 6pm and then after 10pm. Between 6pm and 10pm there will be a continuous flow of chanting & dancing in the main room.
11:00-18:00: Slow and conscious shopping with La Luna Lädeli, free warm Chai and food in the lounge. Bring something to share for the finger food potluck buffet if you like!
18:00-20:00: Kirtan with the Shakti Shuttlez. Bring a cushion to sit on!
20:00-22:00: Dance journey with Shakti Tanz. Bring your water bottle!
after 22:00: Sharing, chatting, potluck buffet, Chai, and more from La Luna Lädeli.
Wandellust, Zollikerstrasse 74 - 8008 - Zürich, 1st floor
Chanting only 20 CHF/ Dancing only 20 CHF/ Both together 30 CHF
We hope to meet you there!
La Luna Lädeli at the Charity Yoga Day for Children in Refugee Camps November 30 2015
La Luna Lädeli will be part of the Charity Yoga Day at AIRYOGA Oberdorfstrasse!
On the 12th of December 2015, we will be raising funds for the Marwa Fayed's Toy Run - Switzerland, to build schools for Syrian refugee children in the world's biggest refugee camps in Jordan.
La Luna Lädeli will bring some of its treasures and donate 15-30% (depending on the products) of what you pay to the project. As usual, Adrian my husband will be offering his delicious Chai, and later offering a joyful Kirtan evening with his friends from the Shakti Shuttlez!
There will be many other ways in which you can participate! You can take part in a variety of Yoga classes, eat some delights from the vegan buffet offered by Lauren Wildbolz from the Vegan Kitchen & Bakery, or stay up late dancing with Daniela Lüthi.
14:00-19:00: La Luna Lädeli, Chai with Adi and vegan buffet in the lounge.
14:30-16:00: Hatha Flow with Frank Schmid
15:30-17:00: Vinyasa Flow with Maria Pountou
16:00-17:30: Ashtanga Inspired Flow with Chiara Castellan
19:00-21:00: Kirtan with the Shakti Shuttlez
After 21:00: Souldance with Daniela Lüthi – dancing and celebrating life!
AIRYOGA, Oberdorfstrasse 2 - 8001 - Zürich, 3rd and 4th floor
A regular 90 min class costs 40 CHF/ vegan buffet 20 CHF for a full plate/ Kirtan 10 CHF/ Souldance 10 CHF
La Luna Lädeli at the Engemer Weihnachtsmarkt! November 25 2015
La Luna Lädeli will be at the Engemer Weihnachtsmarkt!
More events in my neighborhood... ;-)
Sunday 29. of November 2015
From 11:30 to 17:30 h
Of course, there are many other stands, including marroni and Glüewein!
I hope to see you there! I need people to make my company and help me not freeze!
La Luna Lädeli Fall Pop-Up Shop! October 20 2015
First Pop-Up Shop from La Luna Lädeli!!
Come to check all La Luna Lädeli treasures!
It's your chance to find out which is your favorite model from Goddesswear, and to discover all the wide range of beautiful shawls, scarves and clothes from WomenWeave, Amba, Maku, Anokhi and maybe more!
I was traveling in India the past weeks, and I found some more treasures to share with you! Men's shirts in the softest of cottons with beautiful hand-block printed motifs, and beautiful embroidered cushion covers from Rajasthan and Gujarat. All hand-made and produced in a respectful and ethical way!
Of course, the season special are the ultra soft and warm hand-woven cashmere shawls from Nepal.
If you are planning to escape the cold during the winter and fancy a taste of India, also the Love Travel Guides will be available! And all the little treasures as well, like the Cavallini vintage notebooks and the To-Go Ware bamboo utensils!
There is comfy couch to relax, and you can enjoy a warm Chai or a coffee from Adrian's new fancy coffee machine!
Friday 20th of November from 14:00 h to 20:00 h
Saturday 21th of November from 11:00 h to 20:00 h
Sunday 22nd of November from 11:00 h to 18:00 h
In my neighborhood!
Mutschellenstrasse 4 - 8002 - Zürich
I hope to see you there!
Enjoy the Fall!!
Welcome to my brand new site! May 23 2015
Hello! Hoi! Gruezi! Salut! Ciao! Hola!
Welcome all to my brand new site! I hope you will enjoy browsing through it and that you will find some treasure for yourself or your loved ones.
Everything you will find here is a treasure for me, and it will make me really happy if your like them too! Each of them has brought me and continue to bring me some kind of pleasure or joy. Some had made my life more comfortable, in many I admire the craftmanship, some were conceived to help us treat our earth with care and respect, many are produced in socially, ethically and environmentally responsible ways, and absolutely all of them had brought beauty into my everyday life...
I had planned to make this site multilingual, so that you can easily navigate and connect with the stories and with every product. But I hadn't realized the amount of work it is to set up a webshop (especially if you started as totally ignorant of code and at the same time you are perfectionist!), so for the moment only the English version is ready. I hope most of you will be able to understand, at least a bit!
And without any further ado, I leave you to explore!
First La Luna Lädeli Market & Gathering! December 13 2014
Even though an online shop is very practical for many people (also for me!), especially if you already know the products, I still believe that the best way to choose something is if you have the chance to see it with your own eyes, touch it, smell it and try it on!
Yet at the moment having a "real" shop is not an option for me due to high prices and little time (I still do research, teach yoga, and have a family that includes an energetic boy). But there is still the option to meet once in a while. The idea is to organize more or less regular gatherings where you can get to know the products, try them out, learn more about them, meet some friends and have a nice cup of Chai!
The first one I did on December 2014 was a great success! My neighborhood friends Miriam and Cristina offered their beautiful Yoga and Ayurveda room, Rock'n'Well, that is right at the border of the Sihl. My husband Adrian and my son Manu had a fire outside with marroni and Chai, which was ideal to chat around. Parents took turns to see the shop while the kids stayed playing outside. In the middle of the afternoon we moved the tables around to chant some joyful mantras led by Adrian, Daniela and Maureen, all from the Shakti Shuttlez.
I hope to be able to organize such events regularly that not only give a chance to check La Luna Lädeli treasures life, but are also an opportunity to gather with friends and meet new ones!
If you want to be informed about this gatherings and about new products coming up, check up regularly the Events section of the News, follow La Luna Lädeli on Facebook or subscribe to the Newsletter. I will be happy to show you all my treasures!
If you happen you have a cool space where such a gathering could happen on a weekend for a day or two, please let me know! Spaces that don't cost a fortune are not easy to find...
Of course, I didn't think about taking pictures until the very end when I was packing...