Fashion Revolution Week is almost like a public holiday here at OSIER. Sustainable, ethical and transparent culture is at the core of our company which is why today, we would like you to meet our team and see what we’re all about.
Fashion Revolution Week is a time when designers, manufacturers, workers and consumers come together to celebrate and promote transparency in fashion. And no one is left out;
“We are academics, writers, business leaders, brands, retailers, trade unions and policymakers. We are the industry and the public. We are world citizens. We are a movement and a community. We are you.” Fashion Revolution Organisation
As a brand, we want to contribute to this force for positive change by being transparent about our manufacturing process. We’re bringing you along to our atelier in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. All our designs begin with a single sketch. Our research and design development is a lengthy process and it can take several months before that sketch arrives at our factory along with the carefully sourced materials that are needed to turn this design into a product. Once we’ve carefully devised our capsule collection, an in-house designer in Bucharest will draft a prototyping pattern for the first bag to be made.
Once in production, it's a matter of weeks before we start sending them out to you! Our tight-knit team in Bucharest work collaboratively to finish our products. They use a combination of glues, stay-stitching, top-stitching and other skilled techniques to hand-craft the OSIER bag. To see them hands on, take a look at the video below:
Before leaving Bucharest, the products are packaged on site; we like to keep things local. But the journey certainly doesn’t end here. OSIER is in your wardrobe for the long-run. We’re ready for whatever outfit you throw on! Our products are designed and built to last, definitely some slow slow fashion.
Come and meet some of the wonderful people who turn our designs into beautiful vegan products:
To read stories about people’s slow fashion OSIER experience, head over to our social media or blogs and feel free to leave a comment or your own experience!
And what can you do as a consumer? If you ever wondered who made the clothing items, shoes and accessories that you were every day, go ahead and ask the brands you bought from. Using the Hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes? you can reach out to companies via social media and together we can work on a more transparent fashion industry.