Les Flemmard, c’est cosy. Ce qui est encore plus cosy, c’est de partager notre bonheur autour de nous.
NOTRE ENGAGEMENT SOCIÉTAL
Parce que la cause nous implique tout particulièrement, nous nous engageons à appliquer une discrimination positive envers les personnes porteuses d’handicap. Cela se concrétise par l’emploi de personnes en situation d’handicap et par le don de Flemmard aux personnes en chaise roulant.
Votre commandes sera prise en charge par une personne en situation d’handicap. Pour les envois, nous travaillons en effet avec un atelier protégé (une entreprise adaptée pour l’emploi de personnes en situation d’handicap). Cela garanti du coeur, de la passion et de la douceur dans chacune des boites.
Nassim est tellement bien Flemmard aux pieds qu’il a eu envie de partager son bonheur avec d’autres : nous offrons une paire de Flemmard à toute personne vivant en chaise roulante.
Si vous avez un handicap physique, prenez contact avec nous Nous serions ravis de vous faire plaisir.
Selon une enquête de Statbel (l’office belge de statistique), en Belgique, seul 24% des personnes handicapées âgées de 15 à 64 ans ont un emploi en Belgique contre 65% pour l’ensemble de la population du même âge. Les rapports de l’Insee montre une situation semblable en France.
Les Flemmard ont de l’énergie à revendre. Si vous avez un projet en faveur de l’handicap, contactez-nous. Nous pourrons voir si l’on peut vous aider : en parler autour de nous, vous aider avec nos bras / notre temps, etc
NOTRE ENGAGEMENT ÉCOLOGIQUE
Flemmard c’est un mode de vie plus écologique. Un engagement évident surtout compte tenu de l’impact environnemental de l’industrie textile version fast fashion.
I am Veerle, married to Jeroen and mother of 3 teenage daughters Frauke, Mare and Lobke (hence Framalo).
After a career of 15 years in education, it was time for me for something new. My daughters also needed some extra mommy love at that time, so working from home was up for me.
It all started with 10 fabrics in my living room cupboard. This quickly expanded to my desk, bedroom… and then eventually converting the garage into a real store.
But the garage shop also quickly turned out to be too small and after a while I also got tired of breaking up and dismantling the workshop tables.
Three years ago we took the decision to move to a larger building in Houthulst with sufficient retail and workshop spaces.
It’s often long and busy days for me but I don’t regret it for a second! Framalo became my fourth child, a fabric and wool shop but above all a workshop and DIY place. Every day I enjoy giving workshops and lessons. Every day I remain “Miss” but in my own way.
Teaching will always remain a part of me. Giving inspiration to others gives me enormous satisfaction and the spirit to continue. I want to inspire and make people create each in his or her own way. How a piece of fabric can turn into something beautiful, something completely finished. How a thread of wool can become a warm scarf around someone’s neck and give a warm feeling when someone compliments it. Because that is my goal: to meet and enjoy!
Of course I don’t do all this alone and I have a great team behind me!
Mister Framalo or Jeroen. In daily life school director but also my support and rock. The man who pulls me through when the going gets tough, who keeps saying that everything will always be okay, the one who always goes along with my moving whims, my financial director, help at fairs and cook at the children’s camps.
Katrien helps out in the store as a saleswoman and gives perfect advice on fabric and pattern choices. She also gives advanced sewing lessons on Wednesdays and Fridays and processes all our retouches.
Open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
7e Geniestraat 4a Houthulst 8650 Belgium
Fox FactorFox Factor
SIZES 42EU TO 52EU
Merelput 18 Lochristi 9080 Belgium
Flag ModelsFlag Models
LOCATED IN THE CENTER AREA OF BRUSSELS,
FLAG MODELS AGENCY HAS MADE BOTH FASHION
AND COMMERCIAL ITS CORE BUSINESSES.
CREATED IN 2005, THE AGENCY REPRESENTS AROUND 500 MODELS, MALE AND FEMALE, MOST OF THEM COMING FROM BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS AND FRANCE.
Avenue du parc 18 Brussels 1060 Belgium
Over the last years, the word ‘sustainable’ has become fashionable. It is being used often and in a lot of different contexts where it always seems to take on a different meaning. In many cases brands use this word as a marketing tool, in some cases this word is abused to greenwash. 100% sustainability is impossible but we do try to be conscious about our responsibilities as a label. Let us state what our approach to conscious fashion looks like to us and to our FAMily.
Everything we do has an impact, leaves a footprint. It is our goal to make this imprint as positive as is commercially possible. We reduce our carbon footprint in a number of creative ways and make sure that all the people involved with FAM are positively empowered.
How We Achieve This
Short-lived trends are not in our vocabulary. We strive to make clothing that transcends seasons and stay with you for the longest possible time. We like to think of our collection as a capsule. As our environment changes and temperatures fluctuate, we deem it important that our clothing is versatile and that certain pieces can easily transition the seasons with you.
Each year we design and produce two transseasonal capsule collections for which we choose fabrics that are suitable for summer as well as winter.
We have chosen to have all of our clothing produced in Europe to ensure a minimal amount of transportation and a working environment that is congruent with European Social law.
Ilda and Manuel are the proud owners of a small family business in Portugal and have themselves sewn our very first FAM pieces. This was the start of a very fruitful collaboration and a way to make sure that our clothing is made to last by well paid happy people. Happy people are important if we are to build a new world together.
Sustainable Fabrics And Printing
Technology and industry have made impressive advancements in the last years however we still have a long way to go to produce fabrics that are versatile, durable and ecologically innovative at the same time.
Although the possibilities are sometimes still limited, we put a lot of effort into sourcing fabrics that help us achieve both our goals in regards to conscious fashion as a company and our aesthetic goals as a fashion label.
All of our prints are designed in Belgium and printed in Europe with inks that pollute less and with a process that significantly reduces water consumption.
It is important for us that you, our beloved FAM, are provided the tools to make decisions with integrity and enable you to consume and buy in such a way that is in line with your environmental and social ethics.
In striving for perfection, we have learned it is unattainable. Today it is strictly impossible to do everything 100% sustainably but we are encouraged to know our society and economy are slowly changing directions. We have you to thank for this and it is you and your choices as a consumer that can help us achieve a world where a well thought through approach to conscious fashion can become our collective reality.
Buying conscious clothing is an excellent first step in reducing our carbon footprint. The second step would be to make our clothes last longer so that we don’t have to throw them away
Before she created FAM, Vanessa Beniers was racing through life, like a lot of us, working a busy job with little creative satisfaction. Right after losing her mother and later also her job, she hit a metaphorical wall and crashed.
Loss is destructive but destruction always means opportunity, so Vanessa started digging for things that could give her life a renewed sense of meaning. She promised herself to never put another dream in a box, to unapologetically stand for what she believes in and to let love and passion guide her way. Turning her setbacks into wins ultimately guided her back to her childhood passion, her love for fine clothes.
Friendship And Collaboration
Life has a funny way of bringing the right people together at exactly the right moment. Around the same time Vanessa decided to enroll herself in several courses on patternmaking, fabrics and business she met Clarisse Rocha.
Clarisse was making a sustainable impact with her organic farming business in Portugal until the economic crisis hit. She felt forced to leave her home country and family to become a cleaner in Belgium and found a job working for Vanessa. As they both shared their stories about life and loss, they also shared their dreams and found common passions. A deep friendship was born and so was the drive to share their love for fashion and sustainability.
A few years later this friendship has grown into a strong collaboration. Clarisse was able to move back to Portugal and now manages FAM’s entire production process.
Meet The FAMily
We are a fashion brand but first and foremost, we are people. People who laugh and cry and crave connection. People who love hard and believe in the magic of community.
We are a fashion brand but first and foremost, we are human. We are more than cold measurements of size and weight, of revenue and efficiency. We want to put our humanity front and center in all of our endeavours. We don’t build a community around our brand, we build our brand around our community. People are the driving force and people are the reason we center our values around sustainability and inclusiveness. It is our connection with one another that makes our work worthwhile. When we feel we are all working towards a common goal we feel united and empowered. When we see that we share the same values, hopes and dreams, we start to consider ourselves a FAMily.
This is us, the FAMily.
Get to know us.
Designer & Founder
My favorite song: La Foule – Edith Piaff
Most loved FAM item: Our Mona dress, for its endless versatility.
A talent I am proud of: My creativity, being grateful in every situation and my ability to forge deep bonds with people.
On being a FAMme: It’s all about authenticity for me and embodying the duality of my sensitive sides and my badass edges.
FAMbitions: Make our brand grow by building it with the right people; our FAMily. Bringing about a change in our mindsets when it comes to dressing sustainably and making FAM an established value in this market.
Head Of Production & Quality Manager
My favorite song: Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Most loved FAM item: Our Hanna Jumpsuit
A talent I am proud of: Connecting the creative aspects of the brand with the technical. My ability to easily connect with other people and making them smile in stressful situations. I love taking care of people and am also considered the mom of the family.
FAMbitions: To see FAM grow into an internationally successful brand.
Creative Community Manager
My favorite song: Lazy Nina – Greg Phillinganes
Most loved FAM item: Ash & Lee in Dark Clay Tencel
A talent I am proud of: My creative side – exploring & expressing new ideas.
FAMbitions: Spreading our message with creative content that reflects our FAM values. To not be afraid of being a little silly or breaking boundaries in order to reach our goal of a sustainable and ethical future.
Ilda & Manuel
When researching how we would tackle the production of our garments, one of our fabric suppliers gave us an address. We didn’t have a phone number to make an appointment so we just drove there and were immediately welcomed as family.
Everything just clicked and after discussing some things over a nice dinner that Ilda and Manuel had prepared for us we decided that these were the people who would handle our production. Soon after that Ilda made our very first FAM piece because she deeply believed this was the start of an amazing adventure together. She couldn’t have been more right.
Ilda and Manuel are now irreplaceable members of our FAMily. Our connection is deep and the amount of care and perfection they put into the production is uncomparable. We could not do this without them.
My favorite song: Roam – The B52’s
A talent I am proud of: My sense of color, my capacity to capture ambiance and feeling with my drawings.
On being a FAMme: Sharing values and visions with a community of likeminded people is what’s important to me.
FAMbitions: To make women feel joyful and unique in their FAM outfits.
Wordsmith & Visual Content Creator
My favorite song: Millionaire (ft. Andre 3000) – Kelis
Most loved FAM item: All of our Kate trousers, they are incredibly flattering.
A talent I am proud of: Living and thinking outside of the box.
On being a FAMme: Embracing the full scope of what I am, trusting my intuition and not waiting for anyone’s approval to stray off the beaten path is what makes me feel complete.
FAMbitions: To be a drop in the ocean of people who are working towards a sustainable and inclusive future. That our mindful way of doing business will one day outweigh the impacts of fast fashion.
My favorite song: Boys will be boys – Dua Lipa
A talent I am proud of: My ability to turn a 2D design into a 3D garment and the sewing skills I need to accomplish that.
Most loved FAM item: I absolutely love the Elise jumpsuit.
FAMbitions:I want to keep improving communication between the design team and production team to produce high-quality garments.
The FAMme We Design For
You’re the star of our FAMily because your choices as a consumer are driving the real change. You are making our dreams possible and for that we love you, we thank you, we see you. Keep shining, keep doing you.
Ooievaarsnest 16 Gentbrugge 9050 Belgium
Fedustria vzw is the merger federation of the former non-profit associations Febeltex and Febelhout and represents companies from the Belgian textile, wood and furniture industry.
Together, these sectors realize a turnover of 10.9 billion euros with employment of 36,000 direct jobs in about 1,700 companies in Belgium. In other words, one of the most important sectors in the Belgian industrial landscape.
Fedustria’s mission is to help companies in the textile, wood and furniture industries in their successful development by safeguarding and strengthening their competitiveness. This is done by:
- to act as a representative of these sectors,
- through an active defense of the common interests of the member companies,
- through a wide range of specialized services, by creating a common training and meeting place for members,
- and by providing accurate and prompt information.
Hof ter Vleestdreef 5/1 Anderlecht 1070 Belgium
FITCO is your flexibel partner in technical textiles
Fitco NV, established in 1999, continues to develop, innovate and expand its activities.
A wide range of products
At FITCO we have a specialized manufacturing division for yarns, textiles, fibres, strapping and injection moulded pieces.
In our yarn division we can accommodate special requirements such as entangling, twisting and winding during preparation.
The weaving mill produces customer designed (semi)manufactured products. We aim for vertical integration in order to offer our clients the best product at the best price. Therefore we work with state of the art machinery to produce technical woven fabrics and narrow fabrics, which can also be coated or thermo fixed.
The end products, manufactured at FITCO, are distributed and applied in a wide variety of technical markets such as the automotive, filtration, concrete, paper and packaging, telecom, geo and agro textiles,..
We continue to invest in our production lines, new processes and applications for future technologies.
At FITCO, R&D is the key word in order to fit the needs of our clients!
The management team at FITCO is recognized by its partners in the automotive, telecom and electronics industries as dynamic and flexible.
With a proven record of innovative and technical expertise, FITCO is the best fit for your company!!!
To accomodate the rapid growth of our business and partners, the owners of Fitco decided in 2006 to start a sistercompany ZARGAL. A 22,000 sqm production unit was built next to FITCO.
John Cordierlaan 10 OOSTENDE 8400 Belgium
Fairy TailorsFairy Tailors
FairyTailors saw the light at the end of 2014. A hobby that got out of hand, very cliché. We built a webshop, found the most beautiful fabrics and got to know you during countless fabric fairs and pop-ups. When a building became available in 2018, a stone’s throw from our home, right in the thriving center of Tervuren, we took the plunge: in February 2018 we opened the brick shop at Klarastraat 4.
And “we” are Lieselot (the face of FairyTailors), Michel (builder of the webshop and the original interior of the store and above all eternal support) and the sweetest family and friends for supporting! And you of course, because without customers there would be no FairyTailors.
An imaginative range for little and big princes and princesses. A creative journey of discovery by and for you and me.
FairyTailors will pamper you with a colorful range of do-it-yourself stuff. We consciously choose fabrics with a positive story. Oeko-Tex, GOTS, Belgian designers, European productions, … Naturally, fabrics also have to be shipped. But did you know that fabrics take up a lot less space than finished pieces? So long live the DIY!
Your package will also be ecologically packed (recycled envelopes) and sent via Bpost. Our contribution to the fairy tale…
For and by tailors. And completely tailored to you. So don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments!
FairyTailors sells directly to you, our beloved customer. 24/7 online, and live in our store in Tervuren.
Klarastraat 4 Tervuren 3080 Belgium
fil rougefil rouge Contact: Katrijn Mannaerts
In elk van haar creaties streeft de ontwerpster naar tijdloze soberheid met een elegante toets. De melancholische sfeer rond de vorige eeuwwisseling en de modernistische architectuur- en kunstbeweging uit de jaren ’20 en ’30 vormen haar voornaamste inspiratiebronnen.
HOE GAAT HET TE WERK?
Eerst wordt een persoonlijk ontwerp volledig op maat in baalkatoen uitgewerkt, nadien volgen enkele doorpassen in de gekozen stof met telkens kleine meetcorrecties. Zo groeit het kledingstuk naar haar definitieve vorm als een ‘tweede huid’ rondom het lichaam…
filrouge staat voor unieke maatpakken voor de vrouw die een persoonlijke en professionele uitstraling belangrijk vindt.
Telkens elegant, tijdloos en toch hedendaags is het broekpak of tailleur voor de vrouw een veelzijdig en waardevol basisstuk, ideaal voor elke leeftijd, stijl en gelegenheid. Dankzij vele combinatiemogelijkheden met bloezen, truitjes en accessoires creëert uzelf uw eigen look. Ook gilets en hemdbloezen maken deel uit van de kledinglijn.
Vijf redenen waarom u voor een maatpak van filrouge zou kiezen: persoonlijke service, een perfecte pasvorm, ruime keuze in modellen en tijdloze kwaliteitsstoffen, afwerking door een gespecialiseerd Duits atelier én een levenslange ‘service na verkoop’ zijn de garanties voor járenlang draagplezier.
De permanente collectie kan u geheel vrijblijvend bekijken via afspraak of tijdens presentaties op maat. Indien gewenst, komt filrouge ook graag bij u thuis of op kantoor om het maatpak concept aan u voor te stellen.
Palmanshoevestraat 48 Wilrijk 2610 Belgium
1972: Régine Ronsse Fragine started a women’s clothing store in Deerlijk.
Due to great success, Fragine moved to the Harelbekestraat in 2001 for 1200m² of clothing pleasure.
Men’s department in 2001: Chicolata became Fragine Men, a complete for men in the Schoolstraat in Deerlijk
Expansion in 2020: Fragine Women already got a makeover in 2001, but was expanded a bit in 2020.
The story of Fragine started in 1972 when Régine Ronsse started a clothing store for women in the school street in Deerlijk. The great success eventually led to the move to Harelbekestraat in 2001, where 1200 m2 of pure clothing pleasure for women is offered. There used to be the Chicolata shop in Schoolstraat, which mainly sold jeans and youth clothing. The girls’ department moved to Fragine Women and so in 2002 Chicolata became Fragine Men, a full men’s department. “Our female customers come from all over Flanders”, says co-manager Jo De Brauwer. “Even from Limburg and Antwerp.
And so we also have to respond to many trends. We always stay in a certain price range, but vary from casual to exclusive top brands. Thanks to the very large selection of brands, mother and daughter can come shopping together.” Another strong asset of Fragine are the pre-collections. “We are going to buy very early, so that the new collections arrive very early. And that is clearly catching on because our fashion-conscious customers want to be the first to add the new models to their wardrobe.” In addition to established values, Fragine is always looking for new eye-catchers. “Flash collections are ideal for following the latest fashion trends closely,” explains Jo. “These collections are an ideal addition to the existing range.
We have a fashion-conscious clientele. That has grown over the years due to the interaction between our approach and customer demand. The customer is also more picky than before. Buying special clothing Customers no longer attend certain parties, but they are fully aiming for the pre-collections and we are happy to bring them home.” In addition to an extensive and varied range of clothing brands, we also offer a number of accessories for the ladies, such as belts and bags!
Open every day from 9am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 6.30pm
Sunday open from 10 am to 12 pm
Closed on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning
FRAGINE MEN Schoolstraat 13 Deerlijk 8540 Belgium
FRAGINE WOMEN Harelbekestraat 2a Deerlijk 8540 Belgium