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  • TEIJA Fall 22 at Paris Fashion Week

    TEIJA Fall 22 at Paris Fashion Week

    TEIJA Fall 2022 collection was shown to the International buyers and Press at iconic Paris fashion week in February 2022 next to Hoxton Hotel Paris.

    The collection was described by designer Teija Eilola as the 'Edge of Craftsmanship' highlighting the exciting locally sourced Scottish wax cottons that had patent created in 1910. Also some of the cottons are bought from mills who grow their own cotton. The new techniques in the collection include engineered ruffles and quilted leather.

    Suzanna Gembege, stylist and fashion editor from Helsinki, visited the Paris showroom to try on some of her favourite Fall designs. Suzanna said she is a big fan of well structured pieces and that is what she absolutely loves about TEIJA Fall 22 Collection. In her words the collection is 'full of unique, interesting and dreamy designs. Perfect pieces for versatile styling - you can dress up or dress down'. We couldn't agree more with Suzanna. The beautiful, clean lines are important for this season. 

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  • TEIJA Pop Up Launch at the Pantechnicon

    TEIJA Pop Up Launch at the Pantechnicon

    We are launching our first TEIJA Pop Up shop at the Pantechnicon on the 17th of February 2022. During the Pop Up shop you can place a bespoke order in your chosen colour and fabric on a selection of our new Spring Summer Collection styles. The Pop Up shop will be open for visits till the 27th of February. Bespoke orders will be delivered to you in 4 weeks after the order date and are non-refundable. 

    If you would like to attend the launch on the 17th of February, please contact our sales team at enquiries@teijaeilola.com for more information. 

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  • High Quality, Low Impact

    High Quality, Low Impact

    This Autumn we are launching several new products that we have developed together with mills, yarn producers and tanneries that have high sustainability goals. The designs are created with both versatile design as well as low impact in mind. 

    The new leather accessories are made by hand in collaboration with artisans in Tuscany. The Clutch bag is double sided, folded, cross body bag that comes in nude and black colour leather. Despite the amazing versatility of the design and lovely weave pattern, the leather used is also sourced sustainably. The leather for the accessories comes from the Italian tannery who is LWG Silver rated. This is measured against things like traceability, environmental audits and social responsibility. 

    The leather items are designed as complimentary accessories to our signature shirts and statement knitwear. The knitwear are made from sustainably farmed cashmere and mercerised wool. The yarn has several international sustainability certifications from the likes of GOTS, SFA and Oeko-tex. Just to create a picture in your mind, the producer meets each nomadic family (mostly inner Mongolia) personally, to ensure they treat animals well. The journey of the yarn is then followed and tested throughout the process. Looking after the goats welfare is important part of the supply chain - for instance the pregnant goats and baby goats have to be given special care to make sure they are healthy. 

    Our cottons, like the stripe poplins come from European and Turkish mills including Albini in Italy. Established in 1876, Albini owns (or rents) all the cotton fields it uses, spins and dyes its own yarn, weaves and finishes its fabrics entirely in-house. The transparency of the process is manageable when the mill has the ownership of the whole process.  

    If you have more questions on sustainability of these materials, or just would like to learn more, we would be happy to look into it and find answers. Email us at enquiries@teijaeilola.com and we will get back to you.
      

     

     

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