Category Archives: Inside the atelier

Renovating the webshop

The major renovation has begun! We are currently busy updating and renewing the web shop with new photo’s, texts and a new size chart. For the photo’s we’ve organized a photo shoot and soon all products will be presented in one and the same style. We’d invited two models to present the different collection in […]

Hellen van Rees at the opening Sustainable Thinking

Yesterday, the exhibit Sustainable Thinking opened. In addition to the director and organizer Stefania Ricci, there have been many interested people, artists and designers. A while ago we were asked to design a creation with regard to sustainable thinking. As part of the exhibition at the Museum Salvatore Ferragamo, we’ve designed a beautiful and unique […]

The making of: Hellen van Rees at Sustainable Thinking

For the Sustainable Thinking exhibition at the Museum Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence we were asked to design a creation with regard to the theme sustainable thinking. To develop the creation a sketch was made and the color scheme was decided, so the weaving process with a magnified mistake (see our pervious post), could start in […]

The inspiration behind Sustainable Thinking

As part of the exhibition at the Museum Salvatore Ferragamo, we’ve designed a beautiful and unique piece. A while ago we were asked to design a creation with regard to sustainable thinking. To give you an idea of the design process, inspirations and the underlying meaning we would like to tell you some more. It […]

Hellen van Rees carries Fair Made in Holland label

Since this summer Hellen van Rees started to carry the Fair Made in Holland Label (or FMiH, for short). The label is used to identify quality brands and garments made under fair circumstances in The Netherlands. We really support this initiative and hope this label will become an icon to be able to identify and […]

Collection Relaunch in China, Preview Video

Since last winter, we’ve been working very hard behind the scenes on a new approach for the Hellen van Rees label. Now comes the time to start revealing! From now onwards we’ll work with a bigger collection that is continiously available to both professional buyers and private clients. This new approach suits our approach towards […]

Textile Reflexes project starts with funding from EU

A brand new collaboration between Hellen van Rees and the Designlab, University of Twente is about to start. Hellen will work with researchers Angelika Mader and Geke Ludden on a project involving technology and sustainability. This project aims to further develop the shape changing textile developed by Hellen van Rees. The flexible textile is made […]

Twentse Welle / HvR: “The dream of flight”

Even during this busy time there is some time left for exciting little side projects. Last week we finished a project for Museum Twentse Welle. Sparkly new shirts and jumpers for their staff to celebrate the new exhibition about flying. “The dream of flight” is about how birds stay aloft, seemingly with the greatest of ease, ferried by […]