About us

The love for streetwear and art, as well as a large portion of brain disco in our heads, led to the founding of our online shop and our brands.

100% exclusive fashion and art products are the result.

All products are fairly produced or upcycled in Germany / Europe.

Our brand stands for very limited collections and individual pieces, far away from mainstream and fast fashion.

Welcome to our world!



40by1 embodies premium streetwear, revolution, irony and all that colorful cookie dough within our heads.

The streets of the world have creatively inspired our very limited and exclusive collections.

We have incorporated influences from the hip hop, street art and skate word in our designs.

High-quality materials paired with playful graphic design and a lot of attention to detail represent the mission statement of 40by1.

Provocative aesthetics for a young generation unwilling to follow the crowds.

A look similar to the streets of Harajuku, where nothing is forbidden and where everything can be individually and colorfully illustrated.

The logo of the dead rat represents on the one hand – with a little irony – the sign of the street, but on the other hand it also stands for our message: “Streetwear should never die”.

We designed our first collections from the finest, combed 40/1 yarn.
That’s the reason we always spoke of the 40by1 collection.
Thus the name “FORTY BY ONE” was born.

We do not follow any mass trend or etiquette.

40by1 – let’s do some crazy shit! 

Banana Leaf is clean, timeless and minimalist streetwear.

The brand is characterized by heavy, high-quality organic cotton combined with clever, sophisticated cuts and fresh colors.

We pay great attention to detail and fair production in Europe of our favorite pieces. They can be combined in many ways and are extremely durable.

Legends never die

B’Leaf me!

Forty by One Logo
Banana Leaf Logo
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