Megan is the incredible designer behind your babes, Faith and Yolanda are the happy hands behind the sewing machines
In terms of their working environment I think we can say with confidence it is quite alright ;) they start at 7am as they like to leave at 3pm and have the whole afternoon. 7am is still dark in winter so they have a little fan heater under their sewing tables to warm their toes up while they work in the early morning - as well as hot chocolate, coffee and tea readily available and of course the loveliest tunes to keep the productivity going..
Faith is 25 years old and has an amazingly supportive husband and beautiful little daughter! Yolanda joined the team in 2017 and has recently had a little baby boy.
mille collines joined the Troo family in 2017. The mille collines journey originated in Barcelona, Spain in the heart of an impassioned young girl named Ines Cuatrecasas and her best friend Marc Oliver. Ines' grandfather was a lover of Africa and saw endless creativity and potential in the vibrant cultures of the continent. Her mother shared this love and visited Africa often in support of her Africa focused NGO. In the summer of 2005, Ines and her mother traveled to Rwanda together, where she met a dressmaker that would change the course of her life forever, her name was Antoinette (we here at Troo were sold already - our mother's name is Antoinette #toogoodtobetroo)
Lunar is a South African eco-fashion brand that has firmly established itself as one of South Africa's top design labels over the past two decades. Nicola, the Creative Director and Sonja, the designer draw their inspiration from nature and the African landscape, crafting clothing to be as natural as possible, both in fabrication and design.
As a responsible brand, Lunar knows the importance of fair trade and providing the best working conditions for their employees. They also recognise the significance of sustainable business practices and the value in empowering local crafters and artists. Wherever possible, Lunar makes use of natural fibres and pigment dyes. Fabrics that are from the earth, with little human interference. We love the feel, look and character of linen, hemp, silk, bamboo, organic cotton and wool as they allow us to create interesting designs that are classic and beautifully simple. We are constantly inspired by nature and the African landscape and do our best to try to preserve it.
Meet the designers and makers behind Lunar
The newest member of the Troo family is Morenaisable. Morena Isabel Rüfenacht is the creative head and the talented hands behind the brand. She was born and raised in Zurich and at a young age she knew what she would like to do, which became a passion during her apprenticeship as a tailoress. Fairly manufactured clothes were always very important to her. While studying Fashion Design in Zurich she learned a lot more about sustainability and creating an ecological brand became her dream.
With a lot of hard work, passion and some good luck (because we always need a bit of luck on our side) she rented a studio right in the center of Zurich. All the creative work is now done in the studio and upfront is a cute little boutique where you can see and touch all her creations.. Morena is now 22 years old and loves her vocation
Morena buys her fabric from Lebenskleidung, which is a GOTS certified textile agency. The fabric not only looks and feels dreamy, it is also produced fairly and sustainably – from the cotton fields through to the dyeing process. In order to have control over the entrie supply chain and to use as little CO2 as possible, all the pieces are made by Morena in her studio in Zurich.
We often go and visit Morena and chat over a coffee in her lovely little studio... if you are in the area, you should go visit the beautiful lady behind these clothes.
So there it is. Our designers’ passion and spirit have touched our hearts. We believe their concept of designing and hand-making everything in the country where our heart belongs, our home country, is wonderful. And these absolutely stunning, romantic, sexy and edgy babes... we simply could not resist. We hope you love these beauties as much as we do.
All our babes from Nette Rose and FOUND.Collection are limited in numbers
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