Bartinki

Slow fashion - CLOTHING * ACCESSORIES * STYLING

Arnhem, The Netherlands · 805 Sales

Bartinki

Slow fashion - CLOTHING * ACCESSORIES * STYLING

Arnhem, The Netherlands 805 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(269)

Announcement   Bartinki is a slow fashion brand, producing women's and men's clothing and accessories in limited editions or one of a kind fashion garments.

We are SMALL, SLOW and DIFFERENT

Our production is ethically made in Europe and we consider environment during whole process.

Read Etsy interview with me about sustainable fashion https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/how-to-grow-your-fashion-brand/24098643629

Be first to see new collection and sign for mailing list http://eepurl.com/yp7x5
Check my whole portfolio at www.bartinki.com
Follow on Instagram: @bartinki
Or follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Bartinki

Martina

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Last updated on May 17, 2016

Bartinki is a slow fashion brand, producing women's and men's clothing and accessories in limited editions or one of a kind fashion garments.

We are SMALL, SLOW and DIFFERENT

Our production is ethically made in Europe and we consider environment during whole process.

Read Etsy interview with me about sustainable fashion https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/how-to-grow-your-fashion-brand/24098643629

Be first to see new collection and sign for mailing list http://eepurl.com/yp7x5
Check my whole portfolio at www.bartinki.com
Follow on Instagram: @bartinki
Or follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Bartinki

Martina

Martina Kuipers

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Martina Kuipers

Denim apron / skirt - styling accessory
US$69.00
Bib collar necklace - black VESNA
US$55.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(269)
Nicole Terwilliger

Nicole Terwilliger on Jun 21, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Very quick shipping. Shop owner is excellent and easy to work with. The bow ties are smaller than the average bow tie, and probably more suitable for women than men. Still, bow ties are of high quality materials.

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Updates

Always popular, even in summer months heart
This is me enjoying summer, happy times!

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Overskirt - black polka dots (all sizes)
US$65.00
New collar necklaces are on way, will be listed in next weeks!
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About

Slow fashion brand

Hi,
my name is Martina and I'm the person behind Bartinki. I'm trying to run my own clothing brand with all possible consciousness we are able to achieve.
Bartinki was at first the nickname for me and my husband, given to us by our friends (sort of Brangelina kind of nickname). Our move from UK to the Netherlands few years ago was my chance to start this new adventure - I did not speak language and wanted to work for myself. At first I did crafting - small items which I tried to sell online. Luckily we settled in area which has a great supply of vintage and deadstock materials. I discovered I love fabrics the most, and I super love combining.
So in next years I sewed at home, sort of error-success style. This was a necessary growth for me, through I realised I need to go it bigger and better.
From 2014 I work with my own tailor on full time basis. This was one of those things meant to be - I met my tailor Vierka very randomly, and since then the brand went bigger and professional. Collection is now made between Holland and Slovakia by both of us.

HOW IT'S DONE:
Whole process of making collection starts by collecting materials - from vintage to deadstock and sample materials, trying to pick the best. I love old ribbons, tapestries, embroideries. And wool - never enough of wool! There are 2 collections a year, but it's more-less ongoing process of creating and remaking of designs while moving forward. It has a lot to do with self-confidence of a creative person - the further I go, the better I feel. Collection is based on materials I have available, only then the sketching starts. Once I decide the final designs, we discuss the best options for them and for materials usage with my tailor (her experiences in custom tailoring are saving us a lot of work and material). The production is then separated between our 2 studios.

Collection is then shoot by my one and only par excellence photographer Raoul Le Mans. Once again I was lucky to find a person, with whom is easy to work to get results which move forward both of us. Photoshoots are usually long days, tiring and exciting at the same time.

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration always came from material, but recently I'm not afraid to go back to my roots. I love Central European folklore and traditions, the highly feminine and decorative aspects of it. Being inspired by it it's still a new thing to me, and there is a lot to discover. I keep collecting old embroideries and wonder how much effort, time and love is in it...

Understanding the importance of financial support, the proportion of my earnings goes to kiva.org, the micro-lending organisation, which supports small businesses through non-interest loans. In my portfolio are mostly women working with second hand clothing. I'm also a big supporter of Fashion Revolution - the change necessary for current unsustainable fast fashion industry.

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Shop members
  • Martina Kuipers

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    All-in-one

Manufacturers
  • Mrs Vierka

    Slovakia

    Very experienced and amazingly skilled tailor by profession, who not only helps to produce, but as well advises about what is the best for the certain design or item. As a bonus we have the same mindset and the same sense of humour!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 17, 2016
Welcome to Bartinki - slow fashion brand based in the Netherlands, producing limited collections or one of a kind items, using deadstock (new unwanted materials), sample fabrics and vintage. I make all items myself or with help of a professional tailor and make sure you receive nothing else but a perfect garment.

My collections come all over year, since my work is ongoing process. So to see what's new, I send newsletter to my followers 2-3 times a year. To sign up is easy - just follow these steps http://eepurl.com/yp7x5. All wonderful customers who leave a positive feedback will be added to my newsletter list - I would like to stay in touch with everyone who likes my designs!
I take privacy of my customers seriously, so I use reliable service for sending newsletters and in case you wish to be removed from mailing list - this will be done immediatelly as you express it. But honestly, I want just to remind myself and my work to people from time to time, that's all.

You can find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bartinki or on Istagram @Bartinki

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Paypal, Etsy direct check-out or Etsy gift cards. We ship after the payment is cleared and we will also send you an email confirming this.
Shipping
The custom order times may vary and are specified in listings, but I always put custom orders first before working on new collection.

If you are purchasing more items, we will combine postage to make it as cheap as possible. All items are send by regular post service as a Priority Mail. This usually takes 3-7 working days in Europe and 2-5 weeks worldwide. We keep proof of posting and/or proof of delivery for everything we are sending.

EU IMPORT TAX: for all EU customers - you will not be charged import tax, since we ship from EU.
Refunds and Exchanges
We accept refunds according to EU regulations.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS - we are able to make custom orders on same garments, like some leggings or so. Since many items are one of a kind, or made from limited sources, contact us first to check what is possible. Bigger size garments might be a subject of a little extra charge, for extra material and higher postage. There is no extra charge on custom orders and all custom orders are FINAL and non-refundable.