Anja SchwerbrockAnja Schwerbrock
Anja Schwerbrock is the owner and creative director of the Anja Schwerbrock brands, based in Antwerp.
The German-born designer grew up with classical dance and was surrounded by the world of backstage and theater and later studied tailoring at Escada, Fashion design and Pattern maker in Hamburg. Travelling and working in Japan and with a background of working experience at Comme des Garcons and Dries van Noten, in 2005 Anja Schwerbrock moved to Antwerp and started her own brand. She is presenting her collection during Paris Fashion Week.
Mother of two sons, Anja Schwerbrock showed her first baby and kids collection in 2012. Treehouse by Anja Schwerbrock shows the relationship between her Women’s and Kids collections, which share the same creative inspiration, cuts and materials. Being creative as a fashion designer, Anja Schwerbrock is on the constant search of wearable expressions filled with freedom and individuality. Inspired by the world of ballet, circus and art adapted in her own unusual, non conform way. Anja Schwerbrock’s fashion is transferring fantasy into a self-confident reality, expressing a charming magic, set in contrast to metropolitan life. Her style always emanates rough and defined underlined by her exclusive use of natural high quality materials. Anja Schwerbrock’s spontaneous, communicative and passionate nature flows into her style, rounding the lightness, pleasant wearing comfort and relaxed expression of her designs.
Anja Schwerbrock is also doing interior designs and corporate identities for various projects and a ceramic collection.
Kloosterstraat 175 Antwerpen 2000 Belgium
Ba Ba BabywearBa Ba Babywear Contact: Sarah de Pauw Saar De Buysere
A playful youth is best explored in soft, fun clothes.
When your brand new outfit is produced with sustainability and comfort in mind it will fit like a glove.
Designed in Belgium, craftmanship from Europe.
Price conscious whilst maintaining exceptional quality standards.
At Ba*Ba Kidswear
Working in the childrenswear industry for over a decade has taught us one thing for sure. Nobody’s too small to make a difference.
We are not afraid to rethink fashion, and carefully consider everything we do. From the design to fabrics we use, all the way to what happens to our clothes after we are done with them: every step matters. We might be a small team but we partner with others to reduce our impact on the planet and people. We are dedicated to making a more just and sustainable future.
Because that’s exactly the future we want our children to have.
So far, the majority of our fabrics are made from natural and organic fabrics. Yet, with every new collection, we are increasing this. We have reduced the proportion of virgin synthetic fibres in our clothing and replaced some with recycled polyester. Currently, 95% of our collection is made with organic cotton.
This way, we are making our clothes safe for the planet and those wearing them.
In the future, we plan to phase out the synthetics as much as possible. Instead, we are looking to introduce new fabrics with a lower eco-footprint. Additionally, we are finding ways to reuse the leftover scraps from our production and reduce fabric waste.
Producing ethically has always been at the core of our business. We are serious about understanding and knowing where our clothes come from. We do not support practices like child labour, slavery, unpaid working hours, or lack of social security.
Thus, have been partnering with trusted manufacturers in Portugal, Bulgaria, and Turkey for years. We have visited these factories ourselves, to see how and where our clothes are made.
Our partner factories are well recognised and carry certifications like GOTS, OEKO-TEX. They also have a strong corporate social responsibility policy. Together, we are working on sourcing better fabrics, reducing our production waste, and aligning our businesses with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SHIPPING AND PACKAGING
Packaging is a big part of any fashion business. We switched partly to a plastic-free and recycled carton and paper packaging to reduce our impact and waste.
Our next goal is to reduce the transportation footprint.
The suppliers we work with choose to ship by land rather than air, to reduce the transport footprint. They are also starting to use recycled materials to transport our clothes. We are encouraging them to further increase recycled materials in their packaging.
Everyone deserves a safe future, where the clothes we wear don’t cost the planet but help us thrive.
This is why our clothes are made to last. We want children not only to wear the clothes but to #GrowUpWithBaBa.
With every purchase, we encourage you to make the most use of the clothes. This includes taking proper care of them but also passing them on to other children. Our clothes now come with detailed washing and caring instructions, printed on recycled cotton.
We play our part in this too. Every year, we partner with a local charity to donate parts of our clothes to children in need. This way, we give life to as many of our garments as we can, rather than wasting them.
Yet, we aim to do more.
We are planning something we call a Ba*Ba repair day. This will be an annual event where everyone is invited to come and repair clothes for themselves and others. Though our clothes are made with quality in mind, they still get ripped and worn out during playtime or outdoors adventures. We want to encourage mending and repairing the clothes first.
Jan Samijnstraat 15F Gentbrugge 9050 Belgium
Bla Bla BlaBla Bla Bla
bla bla bla, dat zijn heerlijk-in-je-vel kleertjes voor snoezige baby’s van 0 tot 24 maanden.
Een sterk Belgisch merk met duurzame babykleding van 0 tot 2 jaar. Hippe kleurrijke ‘feelgood’kleertjes met veel aandacht voor comfort, veiligheid en kwaliteit. Gekenmerkt door een zacht en stijlvol design en een prima prijs/kwaliteitsverhouding.
bla bla bla is onderdeel van Vasa International, een Belgische onderneming die reeds jarenlang actief is in de Benelux en uitgegroeid tot een gevestigde waarde in de kledingsector. Als kop-staart bedrijf verzorgt Vasa de styling, productieopvolging, verkoop & logistieke afhandeling van verschillende kledinglabels.
Dennenlaan 9 Beerse 2340 Belgium
Bonnie and the gangBonnie and the gang
BONNIE AND THE GANG by Ine De Haes
NEW LIFE. NEW MUZE. NEW WAY.
Because Bonnie wants to avoid the waste of good and comfy clothes,
we take it slow and make stuff designed to treasure for more than one season.
All our products are made of organic, recycled, or Oeko-tex certified materials.
Designer Ine De Haes
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Designed in Belgium
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Vouched for by our
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Coco & Silas
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Made in Portugal
Buissonnière: the unique story of a Belgian family passionate about fashion
Buissonnière is a Belgian clothing brand that focusses its activity on core values such as family, authenticity and joie de vivre.
Buissonnière is also an exclusive brand: the company develops and creates its own collections that are sold only in its own shops and on its website.
The philosophy of Buissonnière from day one has been to offer a coordinated, refined, high-quality assortment with a continual focus on using natural materials to make clothes. Its collections meet the current needs of families, respect their budget and adapt to every event.
1983: The origin of the brand
30 years ago, Myriam and Christian became the proud parents of a baby girl, Laurence. Myriam, who had always dreamed of having a daughter, could not find high-quality clothing to dress to her according to her taste at affordable prices in the shops. She therefore decided to make the pretty clothes she wanted for her baby herself.
1985 Buissonnière is born!
The little outfits Myriam makes are an immediate success with her friends and family. In 1985, along with her husband, they go all in and decide to create, together, a first collection for children called “Buissonnière”. The family business is launched!
1989: Opening of the first store
After some private sales at friends’ homes, Myriam and Christian quickly develop the brand. Initially, their children’s playroom serves as their first shop. In 1989, the first real point of sale opens in Wavre.
1990-2009: Development of the collections
Over the years, the family grows and Laurence has three little sisters. The Buissonnière clothes also develop: first clothing for babies and children, then a line for teenagers, and finally adults.
2010: Launch of the e-commerce website
Buissonnière follows the trends and adapts to new technologies; in 2010, the brand opens its online shop which has since grown steadily and allows families in many European countries to finally purchase Buissonnière clothes from their own homes as well.
2014: Official purveyor to the Belgian royal court
Since its creation, the brand is known for the refinement of its clothes and benefits from the confidence of the Belgian royal family. The title of Purveyor to the Court was granted in 2014 by King Philip.
2015: Buissonnière celebrates its 30th anniversary
Although multinational chains currently dominate the ready-to-wear market, Buissonnière maintains its presence and desires to preserve its know-how and values of creativity and quality. It is still and always has been a small Belgian family business: the second generation has arrived and is infusing the brand’s development with dynamism and modernity.
But Buissonnière is more than the story of a family. It is the story of passionate young people who did everything to realise their dream of creating a clothing brand to dress every generation in perfect harmony with the current fashion trends.
143 Boulevard de l’Europe Wavre 1300 Belgium
Kortrijksesteenweg 1119 Ghent 9051 Belgium
Engelse Wandeling 2 A-B bus 12 Kortrijk 8500 Belgium
Wezembeeklaan 118 Kraainem 1950 Belgium
CadansCadans Contact: Jill Adams
Herstalstraat 18 Wellen 3830 Belgium
Caroline BosmansCaroline Bosmans
Filou Company nvFilou Company nv
GympGymp Contact: GEERT ANCKAERT
We, the Anckaert family, have been active in textiles for more than fifty years. From Desselgem, Grandma Anckaert’s embroidery business grew into the GYMP brand, which has since become a fixture in baby and children’s clothing. With West Flemish sobriety and diligence, we, brothers and sister Geert, Jo (Yo!), Marianne and Pol, make high-quality children’s clothing.
Today we are a thriving Belgian SME with about 25 employees who have built up a customer base throughout Europe. We distribute GYMP in more than 400 boutiques and specialty stores. We want to develop a strong partnership with them. GYMP is a company with a face, on a human scale. You have access to the full GYMP offer via the B2B webshop.
In this way we can make a much deeper and wider range accessible to you and we increase your sales opportunities without higher purchase investments on your part.
WAREGEMSTRAAT 14 DESSELGEM 8792 Belgium
Hug & HumHug & Hum Contact: Anja De Brabant
One family, three alpacas and a meadow in the valley of the Mandel-river in West-Flanders, Belgium, that is how Hug & Hum started in 2013. Once a year – in spring – the alpacas were shorn. Anja De Brabant and her family were so delighted about the silky softness of the alpaca fleeces they decided it would be a waste not to use them. At first, the fleeces were used to produce scarves: soft, fluffy and oh so pleasantly warm. When Anja got in touch with a knitwear designer, she decided to create a complete knitwear collection consisting of 100% baby alpaca. Pure and natural, without any dyes or chemical treatments and with all of the natural qualities of alpaca.
Today, Hug & Hum is ready to wrap the world in alpaca warmth and cosiness.
Respect for nature – and the natural beauty of alpaca fleece – is at the core of Hug & Hum’s story. In order to preserve their insulating qualities and fluffy feel, alpaca fleeces are mainly processed by hand. After the alpacas are shorn, the fleeces are sorted out by colour and quality. Plant residues and impurities are removed – the so-called skirting – and only the best parts are selected to be spun into the softest yarn. The knitting is done with the same care and respect fort he fibre. By using a stitch that doesn’t pull the yarn too tight, we are able to keep its natural softness.
WARMTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
Hug & Hum uses 100% baby alpaca from Peru. That is also where all the spinning and knitting is done. We work together with a knitwear atelier located in Peru, that employs local, socially vulnerable women, allowing them to earn a fair income to support themselves and their families. Recently, we started a similar collaboration with a social enterprise that produces all- natural botanically dyed yarns, in small batches by the skilled hands of local women artisans. They use plants they find in the mountains to dye the alpaca yarns in new, exclusive colours for Hug & Hum. By working together with social enterprises we want to bring warmth and softness not only to the people who wear the collection, but also to those who make it.
Sint Antoniusstraat 22 Wakken 8720 Belgium