Our clothes are made in the most social, sustainable and exclusive way. We collaborate with Huis van Vrede in Utrecht, Roads ateliers in Haarlem, Zeefdrukmakers in Amsterdam, and have our own in house atelier.
Huis van Vrede
This is where people who have fled their home countries and have been recognized as refugees come together. They are talented people who have been tailors in their countries of origin, for example. They are real craftsmen who can make beautiful things with their hands. In the atelier, they can pick up their craft and their lives again. Build social contacts and confidence. For other refugees, working with textiles is new.
Roads leads the way in the Netherlands in reintegrating people with psychiatric problems or an addiction background. Based on specific qualities, someone learns again what he or she can do.
Zeefdrukmakers is part of Roads, an organization that helps people with a story. For example, by giving meaning to their day or helping people get used to a work environment. Training, therapy and work are central.
In house atelier
Here Carmen carefully creates the first samples of each garment. During this process, the right fit, material and design are considered. Once the knot is tied and everything about each garment is perfect the items go into production at one of the ateliers. We always work with limited edition of our garments because all our stories are also unique. The items are made from second-hand clothing, fabrics, and leftover pieces of fabric from furniture makers.