Category Archives: Projects

Dutch Design Week

Yes, it’s that time of year again, lots of presentations coming up, including the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven! Hellen van Rees’ work is present at two locations. A selection of the collection is on display at the brand new fashiontech hotspot in Eindhoven, the Fashiontech Farm. It is an initiative by Marina Toeters, owner […]

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 at the exhibition Sustainable Thinking

For the Sustainable Thinking exhibition at the Museum Salvatore Ferragamo we were asked to design a creation with regard to sustainable thinking. The Museum has joined forces for the occasion with the Italian Vogue and Fashion Revolution. These have made a selection of the most progressive fashion designers and artists around the world and asked […]

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 […]

Textile Reflexes at Ars Electronica Festival

This fall the Textile Reflexes project will be part of the Wearsustain exhibition at Ars Electronica! The internationally unique festival of art, technology and society takes place amidst the public sphere in downtown Linz, Austria. From September 6-10 we’ll jointly investigate current technological and social interdependencies and their potential future manifestations. The stand for Textile […]

Best Tech Idea 2018

The Textile Reflexes vest has been nominated by Dutch tech magazine ‘Kijk’ for best tech idea of 2018! There is a public vote, so help this reach #1 by voting for the ‘Corrigerend Robotvest’ Project Hellen van Rees did at the Designlab of the  University of Twente with researchers Geke Ludden & Angelika Mader. To […]

Inspired pop up concept store

Today is the official opening of the Inspired pop up concept store in Munich, Germany. The store is an initiative to highlight Dutch (fashion) designers who are working on contemporary sustainable designs. More than a store it Inspired aims to open dialogue and discussion by organizing workshops and seminars about relating subjects such as sustainability, […]