i know it has been a while. the last year i've been working as a store employee of a dutch fashion brand and since september i've also been a waitress. it has not been easy, graduating and just starting your own company while balancing two other jobs. i am glad that by making my necklaces i've gotten to know so many nice and supportive people all over the world. starting the fair trade production of the bracelets in nepal has also been a huge adventure i'll treasure for the rest of my life. although i am a huge perfectionist which often gives me performance anxiety, the kind words and support i get from all of you gives me such a great feeling. that's why i've decided to spend more of my time doing what i love best. so if you need a logo, birth announcement card, wedding invitations, or anything else you think i might be able to do: just write me an email or send me a message on facebook! i'd love to hear from you! i don't know what's going to happen, what i'll be doing and where i'll be next year. i just know i am super scared and excited at the same time.
picture above: a birth announcement card i made for my friend maaike
so to celebrate i decided to give away a bracelet this weekend!
all you need to do is 'like' my facebook page, and comment on the last post.
the winner will be chosen beginning of next week.
good luck everyone!
and happy world fair trade day!
(photo by julia aumann)
yesterday, the website was launched for this new brand, atelier de l'armee
atelier de l'armée is a company that offers an environment where beautiful collectable items are brought together and presented for a reintroduction to the world.
their heritage clothing is carefully selected mix of rare handpicked second hand items and most are collectables. some have been customized, other have been adjusted, but most are untouched. all are denim related or inspired by vintage workwear and military clothes.
their bags are all hand crafted from nothing but recycled materials in a small workshop in amsterdam. these, mostly, military materials have retained their strength and aged beautifully over time. since they were designed to survive a war they can surely handle the concrete jungle of modern day society in their new forms.
'for the love of the old, the worn, the rusted, the faded, the stained and the patched.'
(and, yes, their model is my boyfriend yves!)