As life passes by in a fast pace, season after season and year after year, there still are brands that make you want to slow down. And we’re very thankful for that. Archivist Studio is such a brand. As soon as you know Archivist, you won’t shop anywhere else for timeless blouses and other trend-defeating pieces. We guarantee you’ll be hooked to the surprising details, powerful lines and timeless aesthetic.
Cover photo: © Archivist by Arturo Bamboo
Archivist is such a brand you need to know. Eugenie Haitsma and Johannes Offerhaus were wondering what would happen to hotel sheets once they were discarded. “Within a few days after reaching out to several luxury hotels, we found a “head of household” from a hotel in London’s Mayfair willing to give us 200 kilos of the finest Egyptian cotton.” They soon found out that once discarded, the hotel linen is still in a nearly perfect state. Therefore, it lends itself perfectly for upcycling.
But how does it work? And what if the sheets have defects? The creatives behind the brand have thought about everything. “The fabric might have small defects but it is our aim to embrace and embellish them, averting waste from off-cuts as much as possible. The hotels, based all over Europe, collect their textiles and ship it to a family run atelier near Bucharest. There the fabrics get thoroughly cleaned, cut and manufactured into our designs.”
The designs are timeless and consist of well-constructed shirts, suiting any occasion. With more hotels joining, more styles are being developed and will be released in the near future. A brand to keep an eye on.