What is your brand's philosophy?
We believe clothing is an elemental act of self-expression. So we need to feel comfortable with what we are wearing, and how this garment has been made and what this garment represents.
Where do you get inspiration?
We get inspiration from the small things that surround us and give us joy, or a feeling of 'freshness' ; to meet someone new, telling us about traditions ; or from a piece of art that gives a feeling of freedom and excitement. Usually expressionist art is very inspiring for me as the emotion is more important that the formal piece, this idea is always very inspiring for me, and I truly believe that clothing can help you manage your feelings and your own idea of yourself and how you feel about it. Also music for me can be very refreshing, I play music and I get much influence from there. When playing, you just need to flow, things can not be too complicated, you just need to be there and be true, make the others have a good time! I've learnt a lot from performing and sharing music with others.
Tell us about yourself and your team! (how many people are on the team, how does that breakdown by race and gender, what is the base pay, what benefits are offered, and anything else you'd like to include)
We are 3 women right now: I am the designer and founder (Belén), then there is Gracia, she's in charge of the social media and online sales, and then there is Dora (my mom) who's in charge of the accounting part and also assisting with wholesale. We are 2 southern Spanish and 1 from Ecuador, working in Barcelona and ages are different 27, 33, 61
Where are your products designed?
I design mainly in Barcelona where we have the studio but also it is very usual to put ideas together when traveling, visiting a new place on a train. The first hours traveling in a train are very inspiring for me, being literally on movement can make your head work better.
What materials do you use? Where are your raw materials made? (Include as many details as possible about the factory/workshop/supplier. i.e. name, website, contact information, address, number of workers, etc.)
We work with fabrics made in Spain or Italy for the yarns. And the raw fibers are usually from Europe or India, depending on the article. For the denim and woven fabrics, the companies can be medium or small(15-50 workers)but for the yarn companies they are bigger(more than 100 workers)
Where are your final products made? (Include as many details as possible about the factory/workshop/supplier. i.e. name, website, contact information, address, number of workers, etc.)
We work with a small knit manufacturer in Barcelona that we work very closely with them (ikigai knit studio / @ikigai_knitstudio) and for denim garments, a factory that is a familiar small business (www.marcu.es) Also we work with 2 persons local workshops for woven pieces.
What certifications do you have, if any?
We haven't applied for any.
What is your vision for the fashion/homeware/art industry in the future?
We think there will be more small business like us in the future, creating a more vary and sustainable scene for fashion. More based in the local manufacturers and traditions.
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