Think Big. And then Think Again
You might be wondering what your next jacket may look like. If you are a responsible young person that chooses labels that focus on assets such as quality, sustainability, uniqueness and ethical production - do not look any further.
Havre Studio was founded in 2019 between Copenhagen and Mexico City and created to aid solving a problem, by disrupting traditional production patterns that have failed the planet. They "ruthlessly" search the world for old gems and prolong their life cycle, through cleaning, repairing and reimagining them.
And they made some pretty impressive fans on their way, from Elsa Hosk to Emily Radjakowsky.
Their garments are primarily sourced in Mexico City and reworked by partnering independent seamstresses, suppliers and dry cleaners, each determining their own pay and their own working hours.
Their vision - and their mission! - is to slow down the process and focus on the approach to how we buy clothes.
They promise their customers they can use and wear those items for years, and even pass them on to the next person, prolonging the lifespan of each piece, while simultaneously minimising waste and emissions caused by clothing consumption.
Everything is recycled, repurposed and/or vintage, and a lot of time, effort and care goes into repurposing our garments.
My first impression was: For those mostly oversized pieces you´d better be tall and slim. (Otherwise you might look like a fashion victim who fell for the last Balenciaga collection). But, then I started to wear one of those jackets and never stopped.
In a way I grew into it, I guess.