Designs up to your wishes
but with lower impact
What issues to adress?
"we love the beauty of our planet and want to see her bloom"
a quote close to my heart which I have always kept in mind while working on my designs. My love and passion for fashion and design is tremendous. However, I am only able to express this drive when it is done in a sustainable manner. Fashion designer is a wonderful profession. Nevertheless, the development of the fast-fashion industry should not be at the expense of anything, whether this is the earth, humanity or wild-life. For that reason, Designlab Lk takes into account sustainability with designing its styles as well as its prints.
Ever since the start of my career I have been confronted with the sugarcoat that society often covers the realities of the world with. During my first job as a designer, I was given the opportunity to visit clothing factories in China and I was really excited to go. Once there, this excitement disappeared as a puff of smoke, and grief took the upper hand. Child labour, lack of hygiene, environmental pollution, 18-hour working days, 7 days a week and merely 2 weeks off per year. I refused to have my clothes produced in factories with such bad labour conditions. Luckily, I was given the right example by other employers, which proved the unnecessity of humanity and the environment having to pay the price for the production of our products.
Furthermore, I have become increasingly aware of the fashion industry’s ecological footprint, as it is one of the most polluting industries in the world. I decided I did not want to be responsible for this pollution, and therefore wondered how I should continue my career many times. Quitting my career was certainly not an option, as my passion for designing was too big.
Luckily, I came across Roosmarie of Clean & Unique. She provided me with insights on how to continue to develop myself in circular design, in order to continue my fashion career but still contribute to a more sustainable and ethnically responsible fashion industry. This idea is executed by cooperating with enterprises which share my environmental values, as well as companies that would like to transfer to a more sustainable business operation. My insight will be able to serve these companies and advise them on sustainability.