Louise LeconteLouise Leconte
Green FabricGreen Fabric Contact: Valentine Fruchart
The project is led by Valentine Fruchart, an engineer-architect by training.
Passionate about the art of yarn and concerned about the environmental impact of our way of life, she took the Fabricademy, textile and technology training at the end of 2019 in order to specialize in opening the Green Fabric.
She takes care of the management of the place, the Fabricademy training and the machine trainings.
She created the Green Fabric with the aim of reducing consumption, promoting autonomy and recreating the link through creation.
The project occupies a building of the municipality of Forest in temporary occupation at 22-24 chaussée de Bruxelles.
33 rue jean-baptiste Baeck Forest 1190 Belgium
Lotte MartensLotte Martens
Atelier Lotte Martens stands for
Beauty is the driving force behind our design process. With her products, she wishes to tell a story that inspires people and that makes them smile. When you buy a Lotte Martens product, you know you are holding a precious piece of textile, assembled with love.
Our atelier is not only a creative laboratory, but also a knowledge lab where innovative inks and printing procedures are developed. Our design process is a constant search for innovation, which makes us leading in Flanders in terms of textiles.
Our prints are designed with passion and a strong sense for colors and textures. All lotte martens products are of high quality, made with love and dedication for the profession. We are always looking for market gaps and ways to bridge them in a corporate social responsibility.
Creation & inspiration
Atelier lotte martens is a manufacturing company with a focus on production and design. We create fabrics that inspire others to create. Buy your fabrics, get inspired by our tips and sewing patterns, and make your own unique garment!
Local & sustainable
All lotte martens products are hand printed in a small atelier in Leuven, Belgium, by highly valued craftspeople with poor job abilities. We use ecological inks and our production is zero waste: all fabric and ink leftovers are reused for new products. This way we contribute to a circular economy.
No pre-bought prints, no child labour in foreign countries: every step in the production process, from the first design to the final touch, is completed with the greatest care. Because our fabrics are printed by hand, they are all slightly different and thus unique.
About Lotte Martens
Lotte Martens is a Belgian textile designer driven by the desire to create beauty.After obtaining her master’s degree in textile design at the Maastricht Academy for Fine Arts and Design, Lotte worked there as a professor and head of the Fashion department. In 2014 she founded her own company with the ambition to establish unique and innovative textiles. She strives to combine beauty with durability, thus creating unique fabrics that inspire people all over the world.
Paternosterstraat 12 C Leuven 3010 Belgium
Cécile Barraud de LagerieCécile Barraud de Lagerie
Cécile Barraud de Lagerie.
Left-handed & short-sighted. (｡ ･ ｖ ･ ｡)ﾉ
I am from Normandy, I studied in Paris and graduated in textile design from école Duperré and les Arts Déco. I live and work in Brussels since 2009.
FREELANCE textile designer
– textiles – weaving – trends – prints – colors – illustration –
I am specialized in colors, prints and weaving for the textile and fashion industries.
I work for Italian trends office Alberto & Roy since 2010 as colorist, print designer and trendspotter. I collaborate with trends office Nelly Rodi for their print books. I also work as color designer for a belgian wall covering brand. I do prints and patterns for fashion, beachwear and home decor. I am also proudly collaborating with a French jacquard weaving factory.
And because i like to share about colors, textile and creativity, I also do courses and workshop.
So, yes, i am a multifaceted designer !
And I’m available for commissions and collaborations so let’s talk together !
Others projects :
In Brussels, I am part of the collective “Cuistax” and “la limite” which are editing risoprinting fanzines.
With the landscaper Anne-Lise Monnet, I ran the project HASHTAG Prairie, about biodiversity and public space and we won the Jury Price of Lyon City Design.
Since 2015, I am also part of SEEDS Brussels, a collective exploring the connexions between people and plants… We do plantswaps in Brussels, Paris and Milano and creative workshops for kids and adults.
Kristof BuntinxKristof Buntinx
Brussels designer Kristof Buntinx has already created a furore with his God Save the Queens shirts and gained international fame with a boxer short collection with which he targeted Russian anti-gay laws.
Protest and irony are therefore no strangers to Buntinx, but he also dresses Belgian celebrities in little bespoke gems just as much as he has children photographed as superstars. The exiled Sint-Truiden native has been working under his own label for more than a decade. An official introduction is called for!
Kristof Buntinx was born on 10 September 1975 in the Limburg town of Sint-Truiden. He quickly showed an interest in fashion and design and proceeded to draw from a model and attended sewing and pattern design classes. Buntinx completed internships with several major fashion labels such as Levis jeans and the Amsterdam fashion duo Viktor & Rolf.
His own image language
After his initial designs for the Cinderella Shop in Antwerp he sank his teeth into (and left his fingerprints on) a series of coffee mugs for Godiva. Soon Buntinx would tackle hats, a trick he was able to repeat in 2012 for Royal Ascot.
Shortly thereafter, the Pain clothing line followed, with its own photo series in collaboration with Stijn Vanorbeek. Still inspired by the world of image creation, Buntinx worked with filmmaker Ilke De Vries, this time to explore moving images. The film Vision was the result, in which the designer searched his own conscience by referring to a personal crisis.
Between 2008 and 2010 Buntinx focused on hats and a full line of accessories.
Triggered by his own life and personal developments, language associations and puns took up an increasingly important place in his work. Like any true-blue artist, Buntinx also creates from an inner drive. “I have always been crazy about fashion, but designing also proved to be beneficial for my mental health. It is my “therapy with a capital T,” the designer states.
Once Buntinx found his way, an increasing number of opportunities came up: in 2011 the Toga 125 Fashion Awards and a fashion show in which his design Ceci n’est pas un Advocaat shone. That same year Modo Brussels, the MIAT in Ghent and Hong Kong Design week also followed. A prominent fashion watcher from the UK even called Buntinx the most eccentric fashion designer of the Modo Brussels event.
The future is now!
Loved by the international fashion blog scene, Kristof Buntinx does not shun controversy. For example, he came up with a series of socially committed designs such as his answer to the Antwerp rainbow controversy, the God Save the Queens T-shirt’, his Russian boxer shorts, which even reached the American media and the crown jewels for King Philip.
During the last festive period Buntinx surprised friend and foe with a range of crisis jewellery, which questions material luxury. The Christmas dresses designed by Buntinx for Dana Winners’ Christmas tour and for Marlène de Wouters, the presenter at the Queen Elisabeth competition earlier in 2013, were, on the other hand, downright luxurious.
Kristof Buntinx certainly aims to let his designs speak for themselves in 2015.
Linda TopicLinda Topic
Linda Topic focuses on revealing matter through simple and careful gestures. Whether using artisanal or industrial techniques (felting, silkscreen printing, jacquard weaving, laser cutting…) her work defines a dynamic space where matter and color are explored and meet.
She pursues these explorations alongside collaborators within their various disciplines – artists, artisans, editors, design studios and interior designers.
Linda Topic’s different projects are invitations to an open and intuitive use of our daily environment.
LRNCE is a Marrakesh based lifestyle brand focusing on interior decoration and accessories.
It was founded in 2013 by Belgian sun chaser Laurence Leenaert, who revises materials’ purpose and spontaneously combines elements to create uniquely designed pieces.
By sourcing its production in Morocco, LRNCE captures the essence of craftsmanship and stays close to the creating process of its carefully handmade products.
Valérie BacartValérie Bacart
VALÉRIE BACART IS A HIGH-END CLOTHING BRAND, MADE IN MONS.
Valérie Bacart was for many years at the head of a museum institution dedicated to textile arts. Holder of a Master’s degree in Art History coupled with a seamstress diploma, she decided to create her own clothing brand.
Valérie Bacart is a brand that develops clothes designed from “dormant stocks”, these high-end fabrics, made for designers but remained unsold.
The collection is created from timeless models which, once revisited, are available as unique pieces.
The clothes are made in limited quantities because the brand’s desire is to respect a production rhythm on a human scale. Each garment is hand-sewn by the designer in her workshop.
Wearing Valérie Bacart means choosing artisanal know-how and expressing your preferences for quality and respectful work.
Valérie Bacart lives in Mons in Belgium. In parallel with the development of her clothing brand, she teaches the history of textile art in a higher art school.
Les Tontons RacleursLes Tontons Racleurs
Les Tontons Racleurs is a creative duo made of Maud Dallemagne & Nicolas Belayew. Based in Brussels, Belgium, they use mainly DIY screenprinting as their media of choice. They develop products like posters and tee-shirt, set up shows, give workshops and more.
They like to collaborate with other artists and to involve the audience in their artworks.