The core of SISSEL EDELBO is up-cycling of vintage saris and a love for Indian culture. Buying our clothes is supporting a sustainable, vibrant future for the fashion industry and the world. Each piece tells the story of the Indian heritage and the amazing women, all dressed in their traditional vibrant silk saris.
We mix print and mystery with a simple nordic cut, so our customers can choose sustainable clothes and enable the story of the saris to continue.
All of our styles are made of cleaned up-cycled saris, and every single one of them are designed with love and care for Mother Earth.
SISSEL EDELBO is co-owned and driven by us: Jeanne Sissel Thomsen and Christina Edelbo Petersen. Since 2004 we have traveled to India, handpicking saris for our sustainable collections. The saris are all unique and different in both weaving and quality. For us it is essential that they are up-cycled, and we put great effort and joy in selecting the most beautiful in pattern, color and quality.
The Danish brand Sissel Edelbo has existed since 2004. The two visionary owners of the brand are Jeanne Sissel Thomsen and Christina Edelbo Petersen.
They have used their middle names to create the fashion brand SISSEL EDELBO, which is a result of the two women's passion for foreign culture and clothing. All styles are produced in India, a country the two owners find immensely rich in cultural history and hospitality, and a true inspiration in their work.
Their vision is to produce unique pieces made from beautiful vintage saris and adding new life and use to a traditional cultural fabric through modern cuts and silhouettes. The reuse of these antique sari fabrics is also a way of production that is friendly to the environment.
Every single sari used in the SISSEL EDELBO collections, is handpicked by one or both owners, to procure just the right prints and colours for their garments.
For Jeanne Sissel Thomsen and Christina Edelbo Petersen it is a great honor to see their unique clothing worn by fashionable women and SISSEL EDELBO is proud of their modern translation and transformation of a traditional garment.
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THE DANISH BRAND
The story continues in SISSEL EDELBOs Christmas 2016 collection. This is a world influenced by historical romance, that stitches together old and new cultures.
The sustainable collection features the romantic explorer, wearing the bomber jacket, high neck and feminine frills to elegant kimonos, soft flounces and feminine bows tied at the neck. The lovely printed fabrics, reused from indian vintage saris, give the collection a unique, colourful and dreamy feeling.
The look remains modern in feel, while a casual attitude lends newness to the historical details. The well balanced silhuettes with focus on detail and the perfect fit makes the collection suitable for everyday, celebration and every other occasion.