At northbound store we've been selling The Baand's organic Tee's and winter knits since our opening, last year...! The cotton is absolutely of the highest quality! Soft and strong! The knits...of baby Alpaca wool...are amazing, so soft.
Let us tell you a bit more about the philosophy behind this awesome Danish brand, The Baand.
The Baand was founded in 2009 by Designer, Julie Villumsen & Textile Purchaser, Stine Bauer Boskov. Both had been working in fashion for a while, but it was not until a trip to Lima that they had ever felt such a fantastic softness and high quality of cotton.
And there came the idea of real fair fashion basics. Those favorite pieces in your wardrobe that always save the day and make you look your best!
That's why The Baand started to call their shirts, cardigans, pants, skirts...their Everyday Heroes!
The Baand is deadly serious and dedicated to a perfect fit, unique craftsmanship and attention to every detail. Furthermore, they don't like the idea of consuming without thinking. Don´t like to throw things away. That's why The Baand decided to create clothes that stand the test of time, and just get better and better the more you wear them!
The Peruvian organic cotton that they use in their products, is among the world´s absolute finest. The quality is amazing. The fibers are extremely long and therefore super soft and strong at the same time. Which basically means, that their clothes last for years and really can become true favorites in your wardrobe.
In Peru, just outside Lima, The Baand has the Tee's produced in a small factory where they also produce in a fair way! No waste of fabrics, vegetable dye to color the fabrics and no child labor. This is what The Baand shared on their Facebook, just before traveling to Lima this month.
"These 6 girls are the ones who have sewn our SS14 garments in Lima. They used to be homeless but now they all live across the street from the workshop who has given them a job and taught them how to sew! The girl in the striped tee is Ruth, the girl in black is Carmen - we are going to meet them in April when we travel to Peru!"
Since 2014, The Baand also has Tee's produced in a small factory in Portugal. Also of great 100% organic cotton or beautiful soft 100% linen.
Have a look at all the Tee's by The Baand on northbound's webshop, click here
Last but not least, spotted on Dutch Television, presenter Froukje de Both wearing The Baand's "Ganesa" oversize T-shirt in vintage washed color "porto stella"! (click here to see the shirt in our webshop!)