Cecilie Bahnsen creates feminine, romantic and modern clothes to treasure, share, lend and to pass on. Responsibility is embedded throughout Cecilie Bahnsen. Everything they do is thoughtfully considered with care.
Cecilie Bahnsen founded her eponymous label in 2015 after studying at the Royal College of Art in London and working with couture houses in Paris. Cecilie Bahnsen sits at the intersection of couture and ready-to-wear, creating luxury collections that have a relaxed and timeless aesthetic.
Each collection has craftmanship ingrained throughout; special fabrics are hand-designed, and sculptural and architectural volumes and silhouettes are created.
Alongside the pragmatism of her Scandinavian heritage, the modern universe of Cecilie Bahnsen combines emotion, romance and inherent beauty with the openness and simplicity, which culminates in contemporary feminine designs.
As Cecilie Bahnsen grows internationally, they remain true to their responsible ethos.
In 2020, they redesigned their product strategy and launched their responsibility manifesto based on the pillars of longevity, integrity and community. As part of this, they have incorporated upcycled waste and recycled fabrics into their designs.
They are committed to continually innovating to enable true positive impact for people and the planet, whilst upholding their pillars of timelessness and craftsmanship.
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Cecilie Bahnsen has been awarded the Butterfly Mark for their measurable impact and ACTION to sustainability.
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IMPACT AND COMMITMENt
RESPONSIBLE SOURCING AND CONSCIOUS DESIGN
Cecilie Bahnsen announced a new 2020 Product Strategy, built on the objectives of longevity, integrity and community. As part of this strategy, they have reduced their number of seasonal collections from four a year to two. They also took the decision to move towards using recycled or organic materials where possible.
They are also committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
Cecilie Bahnsen is partnering with TrueTwins on the launch of ‘The Essential’ collection. TrueTwins Digital Passport enables companies to document the environmental impact of their products with unparalleled transparency at an individual product level.
A CIRCULAR APPROACH
In June 2020 Cecilie Bahnsen launched a collection concept named ‘Encore’, which consists of limited upcycled pieces to give a second life to deadstock they have in the business.
“With every step in our production method we remain committed to sustainability and naturality. Whenever possible our ingredients are wild-harvested. Our suppliers are chosen based on their sustainability credentials, fair trade practices, and how they work with local communities to harvest ingredients in a manner that benefits both nature and people.Ingredients are then sent to our labs where they are added to Costa Brazil formulas.”