The Makers

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.

Kelly - maker

I have my own company called Majstudio that is driven and inspired by colorful India and it’s unique textiles. Majstudio was founded after a study of textiles in Bangalore (India). Later I returned several times to India to explore other regions searching for crafts and connecting with artisans. This results in the current collection of textile products for home and fashion which are sold through www.maj-studio.com or local dutch markets. Besides this I really like to belong to a team of like-minded woman and to contribute together to this unique concept of Atelier Felie.

Marjolie - maker

I love to tell stories and to create. I think it's fantastic how this comes together in atelier Félie. While working on an item especially made for you, we create awareness about the fashion industry and the impact of our choices. I am excited to be a part of this. Besides this I am working in my own atelier (@atelier.aleph, named after my son) and realizing the dream of my family of living in a tiny house.

Marijke - maker

 As a child I dreamt about being a designer, but I chose to study fashion management instead because I was told you couldn’t make money as a creative. I ended up at commercial brands and I realised there was nothing romantic about the fashion industry at all. I quit, travelled faraway countries for a couple of years and fell in love with all the craftsmanship along the way. It was in India where I decided to be the change I wanted to see in the industry I was educated in. I taught myself how to sew and started a webshop (www.mvdrl.com) with unique items and authentic stories that positively contribute to everything and everyone involved. Sharing this ideal with like minded women at Atelier Felie makes my heart sing. 

Denise - maker

 

Annelies - maker

 

Maddie - maker

 

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