FASHION & ACCESSORIES
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.
Far from exhausted notions, Cecilie Bahnsen’s approach to responsibility is a personal one, shaped by genuine beliefs and dreams. We commit to work towards this vision of a virtuous world, towards a model that is true to us and to our promises, with the quiet and gentle fierceness that characterises us. The durability and quality of traditional know-how. Bringing the intricate details of Couture into the every day. Carefully sourcing luxurious and qualitative raw materials. Manufacturing with the highest standards, by hand. The abiding beauty of craftsmanship. Unique bespoke fabrics designed and manufactured with care. Creating timeless garments, outside of trends, outside of landfill. Clothes to cherish, to keep, to share, to lend, to pass on – Collectability. Mindful motions at every step of the way. Working towards a reduced waste model. Upcycling, because our fabrics are unique and precious and should never be thrown away. Thoughtful alternatives, recycled materials. Producing close to home, in Europe, with traceability and accountability; with inclusivity and respect. Nursing and developing a network of people we partner with, yesterday and tomorrow. Celebrating women, and everyone who feels like it – benevolence and gentleness, throughout our clothes and our relationships, with our customers and within our teams – sisterhood. Creating for all body shapes, for different ideas of femininity.
A WORD FROM THE FOUNDER
Longevity has been key from the beginning. I wanted to create a brand with timeless garments, where you look at the items in the same way as you would a piece of furniture or art and want to cherish them. Outside of trends. Outside of landfill. Clothes to cherish, to keep, to share, to lend, to pass on collectability. We’re working towards a reduced waste model and have upcycled fabrics from previous seasons, because our fabrics are unique and precious and should never be thrown away.
FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR
BUTTERFLY MARK TESTIMONIAL
We believe that transparency and knowledge sharing will be the core for our industry to move forward. Therefore we have committed time to participate in the ESG+ assesment helping us to understand our impact and getting feedback to work with. Positive Luxury is our key partner when it comes to setting the direction and priorities for our responsible actions as well as an ongoing support considering responsible dilemmas and questions.
FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR
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 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.