FRIENDS THAT RHYME - BEZUGSQUELLEN

We’re part of the Conscious and Fair Fashion Movement. We upcycle vintage textiles to create our pieces; using what is already available and adding history and individuality to every wristlet and clutch (besides, we love the thrill of the hunt) - it’s win-win! We collect our fabrics from small vintage and consignment shops, as well as markets, in Japan. The latest batch were all purchased in Tokyo. Our items are made in Frankfurt, Germany by Stitch by Stitch, a social enterprise that employs talented tailoresses who are fleeing hardship as refugees.

We're incredibly proud to work with Stitch by Stitch, a small social enterprise in Frankfurt that employs refugees. These professionals bring incredible sewing talents from their homelands, as well as the tenacity and resiliency needed to start a life in a new place. Stitch by Stitch provides the apprenticeships and certifications necessary for their tailoresses to further leverage their skills and ensure their talents are recognised in their new country. In addition, they support their employees in their journey to settle in a new home by assisting them with German language learning and other helpful skill development. Upon visiting their workshop, we were most struck by the camaraderie between the women; the community that exists within this organization warms the heart and shines a light on the empowerment that can take hold in a positive, supportive, and productive environment.