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STUDIO JUX ACCESSORIES HANDMADE IN NEPAL

When we were in Nepal last month we visited Studio JUX’ own factory as well as JUX’ other production partners. It was great to meet the makers of the colourful and stylish handmade accessories that complement the Studio JUX collections each season. As it is Studio JUX’ mission to bring work and economic benefits to Nepal their accessory collections are made in the city of Kathmandu as well.

BEADS

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On a 2 minute stroll from the Studio JUX factory, the place where Studio JUX’ beaded jewelry is made, is located in a beautiful Nepali house with a garden overlooking Kathmandu valley. We were welcomed and shown around by founder and owner Ms. Nimdiki Sherpa.

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This passionate lady started her company 10 years ago to help Nepali women to be independent by providing them with a nice job. She currently employs 25 to 30 ladies, some of them working in this beautiful house in Kathmandu and others from their homes so they can take care of their families at the same time.

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The ladies we met like to dress up for a day at work – they looked so beautiful! Ms. Nimdiki Sherpa tells us that a lot of ladies want to work with her as the company provides good facilities. ‘Unfortunately there is only so much work.’

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The beads are bought from the local market and sometimes imported from India. Making a necklace can take up to four days. We saw the ladies at work, super concentrated – this job takes a lot of precision, skilled hands and patience, wow!

 

RECYCLED BRASS

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From the ladies to the gentlemen – After visiting the beautiful beads project we drove a few hours to see the recycled brass items being made in the workplace of Mr. Raj. Mr. Raj’s workshop is located in the so called ‘crafts area’ of Kathmandu. In this area you’ll find lots of small work spaces where people are carving wooden statues and instruments.

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Brass is made out of recycled metal from India. It consists of 70% copper and 30% zinc. Mr. Raj has been in the accessories business for 20 years and started his own company 5 years ago, employing 7 people from the area. Besides the brass jewellery items Mr Raj also makes the buttons for the Studio JUX garments, as Studio JUX tries to source everything as locally as possible.

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It was great to see how a piece of brass jewelry is made from a brass plate, which is then cut, hammered and finished by hand. Mind you, this is a precision job ladies & gentlemen!

PREVIEW PEOPLE TREE SPRING SUMMER 2017

The People Tree SS17 collection offers stylish contemporary pieces for women. Expect a new range of stylish Tencel pieces in this collection as well as People Tree signature prints varying from classic to more outspoken prints. For SS17 People Tree did a designer collaboration with Danish-born and London based designer Peter Jensenknown for a mastery of colour and print.

We will be showing the People Tree SS17 collection from 15th June to 8th July for pre orders. We offer an attractive discount pre order discount for retailers in this period. | * Regular sales season will end last week of August.

Contact our agents to view the collection:

Netherlands: Karin Kranendonk | karin@charliemary.com | +31 (0) 64  52 45 492

Belgium: Nicoletta Peretti | nicoletta@charliemary.com | +31 (0) 61 56 63 016

5 x FASHION MOVING FORWARD, INSPIRATION FROM MINT FAIR

24 + 25 January we were at MINT fair @ Modefabriek, where we proudly represented Hoodlamb FW16.
Some of you we saw at our stand and it was great to see you there!
We also attended the press event where 5 inspiring speakers shared their knowledge, thoughts and hopes on a fashion industry that is moving forward….
Marieke Eyskoot (co-founder of MINT) shared some hopeful figures, Andrew Morgan (director of The True Cost) challenged everyone to become a storyteller for a better fashion industry, British model Rebecca Pearson stole the show in a stunning long black People Tree dress and the chief editor of Glamour magazine announced that at least 10% of the content of the magazine will be about sustainable fashion & lifestyle from now on. This makes Glamour the first magazine to set a quotum for sustainable fashion & lifestyle.

WUNDERWERK HIGH SUMMER 2016

Get your additional styles for Summer 2016 with the Wunderwerk High Summer collection. This collection gives you the opportunity to refresh the collections in your store, in season.

The Wunderwerk High summer collection offers new styles as well as spin off designs from bestseller styles from the regular season, in new colours and fabrics.  

The on-trend kimono styles bring interesting newness to the collection and are great pieces for layering in summer. Colours run from gorgeous faded ton-sur-ton options to summer brights. Fabrics are light and have a beautiful drape. 

TAKING A ROADTRIP WITH OUR TRAVELLING SHOWROOM THIS SUMMER

The buying season for SS16 is approaching and we are happy to announce that Charlie + Mary’s agency will be travelling through the Benelux with the collections of our labels Studio JUX, Wunderwerk, L’Herbe Rouge and People Tree. You will not find us at the Modefabriek this season. Instead we will be travelling to Breda, Zwolle, Antwerp and The Hague with a pop-up showroom (see a list of the dates below). And of course you are always welcome to visit our showroom in Amsterdam!

The Sales season for SS16 ends first week of September.

Travelling showroom Charlie + Mary’s agency:
Breda: 20 + 21 July
Zwolle: 27 + 28 July
Antwerp: 30 + 31 July
The Hague: 5 + 6 August

Contact your agent Karin or Charlotte to book your appointment.

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