Sanne - founder & designer
After running a fashion brand for a couple of years at the beginning of my career, I decided the fashion industry wasn't for me and I started working full-time as a lawyer. In my free time I discovered that creating beautiful pieces in the most sustainable way possible brought me a tremendous amount of joy. I want to share that joy with you through Félie.
Lois - maker
In 2018 I graduated from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. That is where my passion for creating sustainable fashion started. I became aware of the enormous impact the fashion industry has on the environment. So you can understand why I am so excited to sew for this beautiful brand Félie.
Elisa - maker
After studying fashion in my early twenties I lost the connection with the industry. I loved the simplicity of having a idea in your head and creating the piece yourself. I never saw myself working for one of the huge fashion brands. So I went on trying different creative outlets, among others baking cakes (www.elisabethvalentijn.com), and found that I just love creating and making, no matter the form. Atelier Felie takes me back to that simplicity.
Lola - maker
I grew up in France but I lived in 5 different countries across 3 continents. I took a piece of each culture with me and along that I fell in love with the wealth of nature’s beauty. Growing up, I didn’t see where I would fit in the superficial fashion world. Later I realised that my role is to to mend the industry and help people connect back to the story of the makers, the weavers, the farmers and the earth. Focusing on the meaningful and creative value behind clothing made with love and sustainable intention - this is what Atelier Félie does in its own way and I am happy to be part of it.
Annewil - maker
In my early twenties I traveled a lot as a model. Inspired by local crafts, I started to try different creative courses, like sewing classes and a goldsmith education. As a mother, I became aware of the true cost of fast fashion and I began to make babysuits from my own clothes. My love for upcycling, recycling and sustainable brands grew. The way Atelier Félie works really inspires me and leads toward a more conscious, sustainable future for our children and our planet. That’s why I’m so grateful to be part of this team of amazing girls.
Shakira - maker
I am half Namibian, half Swiss. After leaving the beautiful land of the brave Namibia to live in Germany and Ibiza, I eventually came to Amsterdam to study Fashion Design. Painting and art was always a big part of my life. It brings me in a meditative state - like I am on a peaceful and joyful island where time stands still. Fashion gives me that exact same feeling. At first, I thought it wasn’t for me but then I realised I could apply my creativity to raise awareness through the medium of art, through using my voice for topics that really matter to me and most importantly for the love of creating.
Madina - maker
Ever since I was young I have always loved to create and design womenswear. After my studies at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute I took a step back from fashion. I needed to recharge to be inspired again, but knowing me I couldn’t stay still for too long. I came across Atelier Félie and fell in love with the designs as well the way the items are made.
Pip - copywriter
I have been exploring several creative outlets in the course of my life, including designing and crafting clothes. I have studied costume and decor design, where the yearn for a more sustainable approach began. I now move where there is time to think about our habitat. Where there is time to explore a new way of conducting business. Dropping a pebble in a seamingly endless ocean, can cause the ripple effect that inspires you. I am happy I can contribute within the value of that gentle power.