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 of our PIECEs TELLS THE STORY OF THE INDIAN HERITAGE AND THE AMAZING WOMEN, ALL DRESSED IN THEIR TRADITIONAL VIBRANT 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. 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 sari in pattern, color and quality.
Sissel Edelbo has existed since 2004. The two visionary owners of the brand are Jeanne Sissel Thomsen and Christina Edelbo Petersen.
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 to procure just the right prints and colours for the garments.
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FALL WINTHER 19
PAUSE ON PURPOSE
As culture keeps speeding up, humans will find new value in taking a pause on purpose. We will take time to draw out moments to purposefully wait. This is a new luxury and it is all about stretching the moment and experiencing the present to the fullest.
Seeking out in nature, creating your own space, spending a whole day to dance, read and reflect. Feeling the fresh air on your cheeks while enjoying the time you have given yourself as a luxury. These moments in life go beyond the ordinary.They add depth and dimension to our existence.
For our Fall-Winter 19 collection bold and bohemian influence bounce off a focus on dresses that makes you feel comfortable and free yet still well dressed. Spacious quilted bags with room for all your things topped with the perfect quilted jacket for the season. To complete the look, wear our new small pleated scarfs in two sizes around the neck, wrist or in the hair.
For our Key Items Summer 20 we have focused on a selection of the best dresses for the season. The collection includes caftan dresses and strap dresses in midi and ankle length, all with the right flair and comfortable fit. As a cherry on the top, wear the dresses with our new Hazel summer hat in beautiful summer prints.
With our PAUSE ON PURPOSE collection, we connect with our genuine intentions and actions that we take as people and as a fashion brand. We believe in pausing on purpose to make the right decisions, reflect and recharge.
With our PAUSE ON PURPOSE collection with the right loose fit, you can feel confident and free in a sustainable wardrobe for everyday or any occasion.
As a sustainable brand we always work with different solutions to limit waste. Our Zero Waste concept has the goal to use the entire vintage sari we up-cycle for our garments, thus we use the leftover cuttings of fabric for our small items such as hairbands, belts and scarfs.
In our previous collection as well as our Spring Summer 18, we have expanded the Zero Waste concept to our signature kimonos. Our kimonos are usually made from one sari, but a big selection of saris have errors or holes which means they don’t offer enough fabric for a whole style but only smaller cuttings. Therefore, we have chosen our classic kimono styles as well as one new dress to be made from multiple saris - that normally wouldn’t qualify. The beautiful result of these combination-pieces can be seen on our Lotus Short Mix Kimono, Magnolia Long Mix Kimono, Morning Glory Long Pocket Mix Kimono, Tithonia Mix T-Dress and Fleur de Lis Mix Dress. This way any sari with errors can be used for our designs and we continue to limit waste to a new level.