What’s in a name? The essence of this brand.
It seemed about time to reinvent fashion and its use of fabrics. Its ‘one season and you’re out’-vibe. Because fabrics and clothes deserve to be more than just disposable. And you deserve honest, transparent, sustainable AND daring fashion.
is both a science teacher and a tailor and fashion designer. This story begins when she ‘reinvented’ her father’s clothes and turned them into new pieces, to keep his preloved fabrics and the memories close. Ever since, she’s on a mission to give garments and fabrics a second (or third) life.
True cost and supply chain
The treasure hunt
My design process starts with a theme. The inspiration is something I see, feel or even a mood. This leads to drawing shapes, illustrations, silhouettes and looking for colors and prints. The fabrics I use are leftovers from te industry and second hand clothes. It's a real treasure hunt to find these pieces of fabric, so my design process takes time and the clothes that I make out of these treasures are unique and limited. I don't do seasons, I don't want to make a lot of clothes, I just want you to love and cherish them. Slow en conscious, that's what I like.
Do you like to know what you pay for? Below you can read a general overview of what determines the price of a product.
Fabric: fabric, lining, ...
Small: buttons or other closures, brand label, hangtag.
Building cost: electricity, water, internet, maintenance of machines, costs for infrastructure.
Labor: design, pattern development, production of clothing.
Salary: what I pay myself (10 % total external cost = all of the above).
This makes the total.
Reseller price or true cost + VAT 21 %. (This is the price when shops or resellers buy the clothes for selling them in their shop.)
Selling price: true cost x 2.3 (this is the minimum a shop asks and needs to survive). In time, I also want to offer my clothing through other selling points. So when you buy an item in my shop I get a bigger percentage, that I use to cover the costs of packaging, transport, work supplies, start-up costs, accountancy, photoshoots, advertising ...
Every step of the process takes place in Belgium. From the search for fabrics till sewing on the last button. Grading of the patterns is carried out by Gradacom. The production of your garment is done by me or De Ateliers by De Welvaartkapoen in Molenbeek. And the labels are embroidered by me at MIA-H or by Elanco Confecties. Pure Made in Belgium.