L’atelier de confection et de couture Mulieris, ayant fait ses preuves en Belgique, vous propose un service de confection haut de gamme. L’équipe de couturières et couturiers vous propose son savoir-faire et son professionnalisme pour vos différents projets.
COUTURE ET RETOUCHES
Petite production de prêt à porter femme et enfants, réalisation de costumes pour des évènements (mariages, soirées à thème, théâtre ou comédies musicales).
Réalisation de prototype, réalisation de collections Printemps / Eté / Hiver (2000 – 2500 pièces) et réalisation de créations artistiques.
L’atelier effectue des créations uniques et originales. Du sur mesure Made in Belgium.
Les mains expertes sont capables de confectionner pour vous les créations suivantes: Chapeaux, Châles, Bustiers, Gilets, Tee-Shirts, Robes, Pantalons, Manteaux et Sacs.
Réalisation de tous vos textiles d’ameublement.
De la décoration textile de la maison à la poses d’oeillets nos services vont de la confection de rideaux aux voilages en passant par les housses diverses, les fauteuils ou encore des coussins.
Mais aussi linges (de lit, table, cuisine), housses de couette, nappes, serviettes et juponnages…
AVENUE CLEMENCEAU 4 Anderlecht 1070 Belgium
ZiltonZilton Contact: Paul Declercq Yves Dejonghe
Made in Belgium
From producer of caps to fashion brand: the history of Zilton
“Our passion for fashion has been around for over a century”, says Paul Declercq, CEO of Belgian fashion brand Zilton.
This is a major exception in the world of fashion which is governed chiefly by short-term trends.
Paul Declercq: “My great-grandparents started making caps in 1898 and following the death of my great-grandfather in 1917, production was taken over by his wife and two sons. Demand rose so much that in 1926 they decided to open a factory in Ardooie. In 1930, ‘City Sport’ designs were launched and my father Daniel and his cousin Godfried, the third generation, managed the factory.
During the war, production was at a low level but after the war there was an enormous boom.
The sixties were more difficult because the hippies weren’t really into caps; they preferred ribbons in their hair. (laughs)
On the pretext of: “Not everyone wears a cap, but does wear trousers”, my father started producing trousers in 1973 as well as caps. The highest quality, a perfect fit and reliability came first and foremost. A number of years later my brother and I took over the business and in 1995 we launched ourselves under the name ‘Zilton’. From then on, things moved quickly and we soon had a full clothing collection, trousers combined with blazers, coats, knitwear, shirts, scarves, belts.“
Zilton Over onsThe family business’ many years of experience in terms of materials, wear comfort, patterns and cuts, combined with the young and dynamic input of our current team have made Zilton a unique and strong Belgian brand. A solid and successful shop-in-shop concept has been developed to propose Zilton’s craftmanship in full to our fashionable customer.”
All of this has not escaped the eye of our neighbours in France and Holland. You’ll find the collection in many quality standard multibrand shops.
Following the new trend, men dress up more, so you can expect even more creativity from us. Don’t hesitate to visit our newest website – http://www.zilton.com – to keep up with our latest offers and fashion trends!
’s Gravendreef 24 Nazareth 9810 Belgium
AymaraAymara Contact: Sven Van Gucht Yannina Esquivias
Aymara is the result of the love story between a Belgian engineer, Sven Van Gucht, who met Yannina Esquivias, a young Peruvian travel agent, during a sabbatical year and fell in love. Yannina and Sven quit their jobs and started a knitting factory in Peru together with Yannina’s family. In 2007, the knitwear label Aymara was born. The name Aymara refers to a native ethnic group in the Andes of South America.
The magic of Aymara lies in the combination of Belgian design and Peru’s extraordinary fibers and textile craftmenship. Aymara’s knitwear is produced in our own knitting factory in Arequipa, in the south of Peru, managed by Yannina’s family. Thank’s to our strong relationship with them and their unconditional commitment, this incredible intercontinental project could be achieved. We believe that in today’s world of fast fashion and mass consumption, people are looking for authentic products with a soul. When buying Aymara, you are sure to get longlasting, sustainable products with an extraordinary story.
Excellent natural fibers play a key role and are the starting point of each Aymara design. This is why Aymara chooses to offer pure styles available in a wide colour palette of bright and soft colours. Our designers take into account the fashion trends but at the same time, we make sure that each Aymara product is timeless and longlasting. A lot of attention has been paid for the perfect fitting form and discrete refined details. The kids collection, designed by Yannina has a playful character whereas the women’s collection, designed by Saskia Van Herzeele is very feminine.
Peru manufactures some of the world’s finest quality fibers. For our summer collections, Aymara uses Peruvian pima cotton which is considered to be one of the softest and finest cottons in existence. In winter, garments made of precious alpaca blends are always an important part of our collection. Alpaca is a cousin of the llama and is prized for it’s thermal properties, silkiness and durability. Alpaca is a fiber which does not come at the expense of the environment. In today’s world, dominated by artificial materials, alpaca is the natural option. Alpacas graze at elevations of 3500 to 5000 meters in the Peruvian Andes. This precious fibre is used by top designers world wide. Aymara only uses the finest alpaca fibers, called baby alpaca. In our winter collections we also offer garments made of fine merino wool from Argentina.
Aymara’s knitting plant is fully integrated and employs about 60 persons on the pay roll. This assures us to be in complete control of the production process and the quality of the garments. Although the knitting process itself has been industrialized, the production process is labour intensive and still requires a lot of manual operations. A lot of attention is been paid to the linking and finishing processes. Aymara garments are fully fashioned ; this means that the cutting and overlocking process is avoided as much as possible. By doing so, Aymara’s customers are getting a high quality product with one of the finest linking and finishing standards on the market. Turn your Aymara garment inside out and you will see what we mean !
Although most of the collection is produced on industrial knitting machines, each winter season Aymara offers a small theme of hand knit accessories. This enables women to generate an income by hand knitting at their home while taking care of their children. For a lot of these women it would be impossible to work inside a company because of their family situation and the lack of childcare. You can recognize these products by the “Aymara hand knit” hang tag. We are currently investigating how this could be integrated into a wider social project.
Head office & International Sales Aymara bvba Bornem 2880 Belgium
Showroom Aymara Antwerp Kielsevest 70 Antwerpen 2018 Belgium
LNKNITSLNKNITS Contact: Ellen Kegels
Ellen Kegels’ passion for knitting, baby alpaca yarn and Peru, led to the launch of a heartwarming knitwear brand in 2011, now known as LN Knits.
From the age of 16, Ellen started building her fair fashion knitwear brand by knitting beanies for family, friends and relatives. Before she knew it, she was knitting over 300 beanies herself and to complete the orders she created a warm platform of knitting grannies to help her out.
A few years later, she travelled to Peru to help launch a knitting atelier for a good cause, which led to the production other first real collection of handmade luxury baby alpaca knitwear.
Almost 10 years later, LN Knits gives honest work to over 350 women in Peru. Not only by offering them an honest income, but also by providing them with extra services such as daycare, medical check-ups and care.
You can read more about our core values in our sustainability report. Taking care of our planet is crucial and therefore LN Knits designs, creates and works as sustainably as possible. We only work with natural materials and have a zero-waste policy. Left over yarns becomes a beautiful collection of DIY & Home products. To date, LN Knits is sold in over 35 boutiques in Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and the United States.
Ellen not only has her wonderful Peruvian woman to think about, she also has the very important job of bringing up two lovely young girls. As a dedicated entrepreneur and equally dedicated mother, she has worked hard on finding a healthy balance between the two.
She shares her own personal experience in the hope that other mothers see that it is possible to balance the two and really have quality time with loved ones.
Not one to shy away from a challenge, Ellen has often step away from the trodden path.
Building a sustainable alpaca imperium, and showing the world that if you stick to your core values, you really can build a sustainable enterprise. As a pioneer of sustainable knitwear in Belgium, Ellen will forever be grateful to her warm and loyal customers who have shared this journey with her.
For you, dear customers, she will continue to design timeless collections, and keep you all warm in LNKnits’ soft, anti- allergic, handmade and sustainable designs.
Oude Baan 43 Brasschaat 2930 Belgium
Bivolino Brand Story
Over its 50 year history, Bivolino has built a reputation as a leading supplier of beautifully tailored shirtss – crafted with the ultimate combination of precision and design. But few people know the story behind the brand and how it spearheaded the design innovation we see in shirt manufacturing today.
The Bivolino story begin in 1954, when brothers Louis and Jacques Byvoet founded the company with a joint investment of 8 million francs. Their grandfather, Jacques, had been in the linen trade since 1900 and the name Bivolino was chosen to represent both the family name of Byvoet and linen – the fabric from which Bivolino shirts would be made from. They based the company in Hasselt, in the heart of the Campine in Be
Douelou N.V. – Bivolino.com High Tech Science Park 1 – lab 9 Campuslaan 1 Diepenbeek 3590 Belgium
De SpiegelaereDe Spiegelaere
Ruim een eeuw geleden begint onze geschiedenis : in 1894, bij de oprichting van het corseterie-atelier Declercq-Vermote te Izegem. Alles werd er gefabriceerd, zelfs de kartonnen verpakking. Het bedrijf verwierf een sterke positie op de binnenlandse markt, maar exporteerde ook in Europa. Hoogtepunt in de pioniersjaren vormde de wereldtentoonstelling in Gent in 1913. Na de Eerste Wereldoorlog stelden de eigenaars de hele zaak te koop.
Fernand De Spiegelaere studeerde geneeskunde, maar zag hier zijn kans.
In 1928 nam hij de korsettenfabriek over. Samen met zijn vrouw gaf hij het bedrijf een nieuwe toekomst. Er kwam een productie-eenheid van ondersteunende onderkleding, en later ook bh’s en combinés. Het bedrijf floreerde en in het begin van de jaren ’60 kwamen de zonen Eric en Luc in het familiebedrijf.
De firma bleef groeien omdat er nu ook producten werden geïmporteerd. De verkoop bij “Fernand De Spiegelaere” bleef stijgen en intussen meldde de derde generatie, Patrick, zich in het bestuur. Hij vormt de brug tussen de oersterke familiale traditie en het moderne management.
Naderhand werd het gamma uitgebreid met modeaccessoires (zoals juwelen en sjaals), voor verkoop naar de betere modezaak.
Dankzij de eigen confectie, het maatwerk in de klassieke corseterie en de almaar groeiende import kan de klant vandaag kiezen uit een compleet gamma kwaliteitsproducten in lingerie, badmode en modeaccessoires.
Nieuwe Abelestraat 20 Roeselare 8800 Belgium
Vegotex International was founded in 1928 by William Gotlib in Antwerp, Belgium. Starting life as a small family business, Vegotex expanded to become a highly professional manufacturing company and a trading pioneer working with the Far East.
Today, Vegotex is being run by the third generation of the Gotlib family.
As your partner in custom-made fashion, we can design garments and artwork to shape your own-label items. Our experienced design team also devises 2000 styles each year, to complete our on-trend and innovative in-house brands for men, women and children.
Based in Belgium, Vegotex International is present in
over 30 European countries as well as working in North-Africa, the Near East, Russia, India, China and Hong Kong.
Vegotex International head office Hoge Heerweg 32 Sint-Niklaas 9100