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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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 17, 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 and Hope L/S Dress. This way any sari with errors can be used for our designs and we continue to limit waste to a new level.
IN HARMONIE WITH NATURE
We couldn’t be more proud to present a new sustainable product in SISSEL EDELBO: Tees made in 100% RECYCLED COTTON.
Our T-shirt collection comes in a new crispy quality; 100% recycled cotton.
All statements project our sustainable messages and are in line with our values in reusing what we already have.
We have found a highly ethical manufacturer that cares for their workers and our environment - just the way we want to produce. They take care in adopting environmentally friendly production methods throughout the whole manufacturing process. Furthermore, all their factories and units electricity is powered by green electricity from wind turbines.
SPRING - SUMMER 19
What if when you wore a dress, what people loved most about it was the shadow? With our Spring Summer 2019 LOVE SHADOWS collection, we connect with the actions we all take that fill the things around us with love. As a fashion brand, we do upcycling instead of producing new, leaving behind a beautiful shadow, that we are proud of.
In hazy summer nights where light is amazingly soft, and shadows reflect beautiful and playful silhouettes on the walls, our inspiration pops out as a wild flower in bloom. The sweet satisfaction of genuine laughter, contagious to anyone nearby, makes us feel optimistic and uplifted to a higher place.
Bold and exclusive influence bounce off a focus on confident dresses for the season. Bohemian oversized and floor length maxi dresses stands out, as well as wrap dresses with more slim-lined silhouettes in midi lengths.
The Spring Summer 2019 LOVE SHADOWS collection shows new cosmetic bags, a wash bag and an elegant cross body purse bag. As the cherry on the top, we are presenting 2 new padded short jackets, and our T-shirt collection comes in a new crispy quality; 100% re-cycled cotton.
With our LOVE SHADOWS collection, we connect with our genuine intentions and actions that we take as people and as a fashion brand. We value upcycling and recycling instead of producing new, and leaving behind us a shadow we can look at with joy. With the collection, you can face the world in a confident, colorful and sustainable outfit for everyday or any occasion.
COBRA PLEATED SKIRT
AMELIA WRAP DRESS
ODETTE MAXI SKIRT
FLEUR DE LIS CAFTAN DRESS
HARRIET WRAP DRESS
Morning Glory Pocket Kimono
RADIANT ROSE SKIRT
MERMAID COSMETIC BAG
TROPICANA LONG MIX KIMONO
Tithonia T-DRESS MIX
VALKYRIA SHOT KIMONO
GAIA MAXI DRESS
SANJA BUCKET HAT