We believe in the importance of finding a balance between creating ecological, social and economic value.
Glocalization is the term that describes how we work. Use the best natural products from all over the world (Global) and process and produce locally (Local). That goes for ourselves and our suppliers.
The best sheep for the super Merino wool live mainly in Australia and New Zealand, and the beautiful Alpaca and Vicuña wool is from South America. So far, silkworms have not warmed to the Northern European climate, and most Cashmere goats walk around in Mongolia and China.
But the sustainable and honest processing of these wonderful materials is mainly done in the United Kingdom. This country was the cradle of the development of the centuries-old craft of spinning and weaving these luxury products into high-quality fabrics.
In addition to the recognized fabric suppliers that produce in the United Kingdom, SheSuit buys exclusive fabrics from various other global suppliers who can prove that they make their fabrics in a sustainable way, with care for man and environment, working in accordance with international guidelines.
The planet and circular economy
We are aware that there are not enough sheep on this earth to meet the current demand for wool. This goes for other products as well, including cotton and silk. So we will have to use the available resources in a smarter way, if we do not want to just exploit our planet even more, but want to give something back as well.
A SheSuit is a wise investment. There is no waste of resources. Furthermore, the couture pieces and fabrics used are suited for reuse and recycling. Besides that, we are always looking for alternative fabrics and materials that fit in with our philosophy.
We gladly refer to Léa Silk in this context – the finest hand-woven silk, dyed without harmful chemicals, produced locally and small-scale, the proceeds going to the Ban Reng Khai Foundation.
Handmade on Dutch soil
SheSuit does not have any stocks, buying only what is necessary, what the customer wants. We produce nothing that hasn’t been asked for.
Product development and production is also done in-house. From designing the technical drawings and making the patterns to cutting, processing and stitching all fabrics and materials required until the unique couture piece is finished.
This saves a lot of worldwide transport and waste.
Because we make everything in-house, we know like no other how clothing may be adjusted or parts may be replaced. With the seam allowances, for instance, we take account of the fact that women may add or lose weight. Hey, what else is new?
Maybe a small accident has occurred, or a certain part has worn a little quicker, as a result of which a collar or sleeve me have to be replaced. In many cases this is not a problem and a fitting solution is at hand.
In any case, do not hesitate to contact us to see what the options are. It would be a shame if you would no longer be able to wear that comfortable jacket because it has become too tight or too wide, or because there’s a tear in the sleeve.
As we work mainly with natural materials, such as 100% wool or 100% silk, these can be easily recycled. But if the garments are no longer wearable, please return them to us.
We can separate the other materials used form the natural materials and offer them for recycling.
We try to create as much added value as possible for people. This goes for our clients, our colleagues, our stakeholders and the community around us.
It is our mission to make women visible in a good way, empower them, so they can realize their goals and ambitions confidently and in their own style.
Various studies have shown that diversity is important in (the top of) an organisation to achieve the best results. Furthermore, it turns out that women are not only after monetary gain but will also invest in continuity and their surroundings.
SheSuit creates labour places for people who aspire to the trade of pattern designer and tailor on the highest level. For this, we have several internships available, where interested talents can train their skills under the enthusiastic and professional supervision of our SheSuit professionals.
We find it very important that colleagues work with pleasure, in an pleasant environment, in good cooperation and in a safe way, and are rewarded on conformity with the market. This way, we help inspire each other, our creativity can develop continuously and we keep growing together to create ever new designs, make the most beautiful pieces with our main aim: make clients happy.
We are very grateful to all stakeholders for their trust to make SheSuit into a successful, sustainable profitable company. Their commitment, contribution and enthusiasm are contagious and contributes to the pleasure with which we try to design and produce the most beautiful pieces together with our clients.
In the ‘old economy’ it was believed that growth was only possible by producing more at lower prices. Unfortunately, this has led to many malpractices in, among others, the textile and clothing industry, both economically and socially. Exploitation of natural resources an of people. We believe in the ‘new economy’.
The new economy
In the new economy it is not about much, even more, mass production, disposable products and overconsumption but about:
- Personal design
- Good quality
- Extended use
- Tailor made
By treating people and the planet in a responsible way, we do not want to withdraw value, but add value, for future generations as well.
For that reason, we ask a fair price for our couture pieces, based on the actual value of the precious materials we purchase and the unique, skilled production of the garments to make exclusive and personal couture for everyone.