As a mother-daughter duo, they have decided to venture off to new shores and, together, explore unknown territory. Combining her mum’s unique handcrafting skills and her urge to bring something to life with an impact, they created arkitaip. With arkitaip, they bring ethically- and environmentally responsible garments to life. Timeless, made to last, and thoughtfully put together by hand. In anticipation that their pieces will one day be passed on from mother to daughter, from generation to generation. Just like the treasures they find in their family’s wardrobe and which inspire their creations. Since Lea can remember her mother has always had this passion for creating things with her bare hands …from making her own bread and whipping up delicious jams, to knitting the most amazing jumpers – Mami* does it all. As Lea doesn’t have the biggest sweet tooth, she was never too impressed with her handcrafting skills – unless her mum sat down to make her a piece of clothing … When Lea found an image of her mum in her twenties wearing this beautiful crochet bikini, she had a mission: convince her to make her one. And, it worked. The result left her speechless (barely happens by the way) – ever since, Lea convinced that her mothers’ extraordinary talent not only needs to be shared with her, but with everybody. And ultimately, the idea to arkitaip was born.
MADE IN PORTGAL
BASED IN UK AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL
WE HAVE VERIFIED INFORMATION WITH THE BRAND
Their garments are made just outside Porto, Portugal. The factory is owned by a mother and her daughter and garments are made by team of 7 women. They visit the production every 2-3 months.
They don’t use polybags when recieving their garments form their factories. Instead they ship them folded in the cardboard box. They use re-usable signature bags and they use recycled polybags when shipping to their customers. Their garment labels, business cards, hangtags are made of 100% recycled cotton.
They create their signature scrunchies out of the fabric scraps which they gift with every order.
They use European grown organic linen. Their suppliers’ mills are based in Austria, Italy and the Belgium. They use bio-degradeable mother-of-pearl buttons.
The yarn used for their bikinis is made of 80% recycled- and 20% virgin linen and lined with a fabric made of 100% ECONYL® a fabric made from recycled plastic, deriving from old fishnets and post-consumer waste material.