Behind the scenes

Last month we did some shooting with a great team to photograph our new collection of sweaters and t-shirts. Find here some behind the scenes images made with a disposable camera.

Fashion Revolution fanzine

Fashion Revolution news!

‘What happens to your money when you purchase clothing? Who is getting a bad deal, and what can you do about it?’ Read all about it in the Fashion Revolution fanzine: ‘ MONEY FASHION POWER’

You can easily download the PDF file here : goo.gl/vJS9XH

Floortje Dessing opent Kuyichi & Friends store in Den Bosch

Floortje Dessing, mede-eigenaresse van de fairtrade kledingzaak Nukuhiva, opent 1 december in hartje Den Bosch een nieuwe kledingwinkel, speciaal voor het duurzame jeansmerk Kuyichi.

Kuyichi was al een vaste waarde in de Nukuhiva winkels en toen het bedrijf begin dit jaar in zwaar weer kwam, besloten Floortje en haar compagnons, Peter Schuitema en Guido Keff, het met een overname te redden.

Floortje: “Kuyichi is een prachtig Nederlands merk dat als geen ander laat zien dat fairtrade & duurzaam ook heel cool en fashionable kan zijn.”

De winkel in Den Bosch wordt een combinatie van een gloednieuwe collectie Kuyichi-jeans, aangevuld met meerdere modelabels en accessoires die duurzaam produceren omarmen.

Erik Kuijsten, die de winkel gaat aansturen: “De naam van de winkel wordt Kuyichi & Friends, dat dekt meteen de lading. De gemoedelijkheid van de Bossche binnenstad leent zich uitstekend voor onze formule van slow selling. We zijn erg verheugd dat we ons kunnen vestigen in het prachtige monumentale pand aan de Kolperstraat 23.”

De officiële opening is zaterdag 10 december om 17:00 uur.

Just an ordinary wonderful Friday

BLACK FRIDAY
Onze inbox loopt vandaag vol met Black Friday mails. Die van jou ook?

Black Friday Sale 60% off – €3 Deals – tot wel 70% korting- This weekend only Black Friday collection from €4,99 – Sale up to 80% off – ‘Dit weekend belachelijk veel korting’ 

Vandaag is het traditiegetrouw Black Friday, oftewel de dag na Thanksgivingday waarop het collectieve kerst- en sinterklaasinkopen doen begint. Brands zijn gestart met grote uitverkoop en geven dit weekend nog eens extra Black Friday korting.

OUR VISION

Bij KUYICHI is geen Black Friday te bekennen.. Zelfs geen enkel artikel met korting. Sinds begint dit jaar zijn we gestopt met het afprijzen van onze collectie. We doen niet meer mee aan een doorgeslagen cultuur met permanente uitverkoop en het concurreren op de laagste prijs. We geloven dat kleding geen budgetitem of wegwerpartikel is dat je voor hetzelfde bedrag koopt als een frappuchino of gin-tonic.

Elk kledingstuk is handgemaakt door vele paar handen, vaak aan de andere kant van de wereld. Een kledingstuk legt een enorme reis af van katoenplantage, spinnerij, ververij, weverij, fabriek, warehouse tot winkel. En is dat maar €5 waard? Een kledingstuk kan niet eerlijk geproduceerd zijn voor zo’n lage prijs.

SLOW FASHION

KUYICHI heeft het principe van slow fashion omarmd. We geloven in het maken van eerlijke en duurzame producten. We vinden dat kleding niet na twee maanden ‘oud’ en waardeloos is, maar dat het haar waarde behoudt. Kleding bederft niet.. We vinden een goed verhaal belangrijker dat stunten met prijzen.

Dus, geen Black Friday bij ons maar ‘just an ordinary wonderful friday’.

Fragment uit de film ‘The True Cost’ over Black Friday >>

KUYICHI X BlueLOOP collaboration

Een tweede leven voor versleten Kuyichi Jeans. In samenwerking met BlueLoop Originals zijn onze versleten spijkerbroeken gerecycled tot deze warme sjaal. Recycled in Holland en knitted in Holland. Lees verder

Just Like Your Mom: Tour Support and Catering

“Just Like Your Mom, we will take good care of you”

Italy, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden and Germany: the catering Just Like Your Mom, is on the rise and it doesn’t go unnoticed. Whether they are touring with bands, working at festivals or doing backstage catering, they always succeed in providing everyone with the best, most tasty food. And that’s not the only thing, it’s all 100% plant-based as well. Just Like Your Mom is making a huge difference in the contemporary way people at festivals eat. They try to make a difference and make people think about what they actually consume. Besides that, they also show you how easy it is to eat plant-based food.
Lees verder

Kuyichi X Jean School Collaboration Part III

As we all know, time flies by so quickly and it once again did. After several weeks of very hard work and a lot of creative energy the talented students of the Jean School finished their collection for the KUYICHI x JEAN SCHOOL Collaboration! Last week KUYICHI had the pleasure of visiting the Jean School one last time for their final presentation. We were happily surprised and impressed by the combination of minimalistic and innovative designs. The concept ‘Modern Utility’ was based on the utilitarian style fusing into a modern context, aiming to design a collection for young adolescents with a sense of style and awareness of sustainable living. Within this concept the students made a coherent collection, which was a challenge they conquered for sure! We would love to thank the Jean School talents one last time. The inspiring designs definitely made our blue hearts beat faster.
Lees verder

Kuyichi X Jean School Collaboration Part II

KUYICHI believes in the inspiring vision of the next generation of denim professionals, therefore we collaborate with the second year class of the Jeanschool in Amsterdam! Now that the KUYICHI x JEANSCHOOL Collaboration has nearly come to an end we’ve visited the Jeanschool one last time. We’ve checked with the students and their designs one last time, this same day Çalik denim gave an inspiring lecture about sustainability within their company. During our visit we had the pleasure of interviewing Isabelle and Stef again. This time we’ve talked about their process, challenges and their view on sustainability.
Lees verder

Blazinbell: ‘Each product deserves your love and energy, Take your time to create and people will notice.’

Amsterdam based designer Blazinbell believes a product deserves her love, energy and time. KUYICHI agrees with this way of approaching design, shouldn’t we all love the products we create deeply? Over the past few years KUYICHI and Blazinbell collaborated multiple times for many beautiful reasons. Her handcrafted garments are built out of a zero waste philosophy, designed with pure passion. For her, a great design isn’t restricted to certain elements and rules. With patchwork as her signature she has an intuitive way of working and surrounds herself with creative freedom. Recently Blazinbell designed beautiful sweaters for KUYICHI, only using postconsumer waste denim. KUYICHI had the chance of meeting Blazinbell at her atelier and interviewing her. Proudly we would like to introduce you to this great designer and her beautiful products!
Lees verder

Lena The Fashion Library – ‘There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come’

Do you live in Amsterdam? Consider yourself lucky!

LENA, an innovative concept established by four future-minded women opened her doors a few months ago! Quality, sharing and re-using are key elements at this fashion library. Just like Kuyichi, the ambitious founders wanted to create more awareness around mass-consumption and inspire others to think before you buy. So many beautiful garments are serving most of their lifetime in a closet and mass-consumption has take over the industry. Together with LENA we believe this is such a needless waste. Instead of buying a garment, LENA is now creating the new possibility of renting one, based on the sharing economy. In this way you update your wardrobe in a responsible manner. Innovative, creative and no need to be bored with this endless closet!
Lees verder

Kuyichi X Jean School Collaboration

At Kuyichi, we think it’s important to inspire the ones around us and share the knowledge we have rather than keeping it to ourselves. We are part of a bigger plan and sharing knowledge with each other will only contribute to the greater good and our ideals. Kuyichi believes in the inspiring vision of the next generation of denim professionals, that’s why we collaborated with the second year class of the Jean School in Amsterdam!
Lees verder

Kuyichi opens its factory doors

Haarlem, The Netherlands – Kuyichi, the sustainable denim brand will communicate fully transparent about its production chain. It is now possible to find out how, where and by whom the Kuyichi products are made. Unique in the fashion industry, which is often under attack because of poor working conditions of factory workers and environmental pollution.

Kuyichi hopes to inspire and encourage others with this innovative initiative.
Lees verder

Kuyichi X Jean School Salvage Challenge

At KUYICHI, we aim to share our knowledge and raise awareness for sustainability and recycling, one fair pair of jeans at the time. That’s why we challenged Jean Schoolstudents to create a collection of cool denim garments from leftover fabrics. They gladly accepted! Read on to discover the students’ first ideas for salvaged denim goods.
Lees verder

New arrivals with a fair story: Meet the Inti Knitters

For KUYICHI’s Autumn/ Winter 2014 collection, we collaborated with the independent handmade knitwear label INTI. Each garment is entirely handcrafted by one of the lovelyINTI knitters. Sometimes they knit at home, alone, or surrounded by their family. When the weather is nice they gather outside and work together while chatting.

The personal touch of each woman who created the garment makes every knit unique. You can feel it holds all their love and dedication! We would like to thank Donna, Elisa, Nancy, Veronica, Olga, Mercedes and all the other fantastic people at INTI for making such exceptional pieces.

Lees verder