Month: February 2015

A DAY IN GRONINGEN

With our fashion agency we travel through the Benelux to promote TRUE fashion and find the nicest stockists for the labels we represent. Get to know a few of our sustainable hotspots in the Benelux series. This week: starting all the way up North – in Groningen.

FABRIC UPDATE: MONOCEL – THE NEW AND BETTER BAMBOO

When most people talk about “bamboo textiles”, they are talking about bamboo viscose products. The viscose method for producing textile fibres is not environmentally friendly, as it is very chemical intensive. Also, the resulting fibres are short and, therefore, weak. Lyocell fibres, however, are long and strong. The fibre is stronger than cotton in both wet and dry condition. It…

‘BY BIRDY’ – CAPSULE COLLECTION BY STUDIO JUX AND SANNE VOGEL

Studio JUX launched their first capsule collection which has been developed in collaboration with actress/director/writer Sanne Vogel, at the last edition of sustainable fashion fair MINT, part of Modefabriek This new line of studio JUX and Sanne Vogel is called ‘By Birdy’ and consists of eight clothing items and a few jewellery pieces. Ernst-Jan Pfauth, publisher of The Correspondent, interviewed…

FABRIC UPDATE: HEMP

Hemp is one of the world’s strongest natural fibres. Hemp enriches rather than depletes the soil by shedding its leaves throughout the season, creating rich compost. Insects don’t bug the hemp plant so it doesn’t need pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers and uses very little water. Hemp yarn is firm and though, making it the perfect fabric for bags, jeans and…