Bartinki

Slow fashion - CLOTHING * ACCESSORIES * STYLING

Arnhem, The Netherlands · 811 Sales

Bartinki

Slow fashion - CLOTHING * ACCESSORIES * STYLING

Arnhem, The Netherlands 811 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

Announcement
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

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

New flyers featuring our beautiful models along with our story

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Styling tip for Bartinki bomber jacket with unique embroidery

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Combination of contrasting colors, using vintage and unwanted materials - it's all about matching it in the right way
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About

Slow fashion brand

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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  • Martina Kuipers

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

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  • 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!

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