Category Archives: Inside the atelier

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 […]

Work in progress: AW17

We are currently working on the new collection for Autumn/Winter 17 and want to give you an update and a few little hints on what is going on the Hellen van Rees atelier. For this season we are collaborating with Texperium, an open innovation centre for high quality textile recycling in Haaksbergen in the East […]

Work in progress: AW16

Every month we give you an update and a little more insight on what’s going on inside the Hellen van Rees atelier. This month, we are working on the new AW16 collection! It’s exciting to start a whole new collection again. It’s the 8th collection already! Hellen has a big pinboard where she attaches all […]