Blluemade was founded in 2015 by husband-and-wife team Alex Robins and Lilly Lampe. They wanted to create garments for men and women made of the highest quality textiles and at high ethical standards, and are proud to work with heritage linen mills and family-run businesses and factories in New York City’s Historic Garment District. Their designs are inspired by vintage farming and workwear clothing, historic textiles, and travels. These are clothes to be worn in every city in the world. The blluemade name references their many influences. “Blue” comes from their love for indigo, denim, and blue-dyed textiles from around the world . “Made” speaks to their commitment to ethical production. The extra “l” in blluemade is for linen, which is central to everything they do. They have nontraditional backgrounds for fashion. They spent years studying art history and philosophy and teaching these subjects at universities. Both of them wrote art criticism. This training and experience gave them an eye for design, form, and color, as well as an appreciation for timeless quality. They became interested in the intersections of fabric with other aspects of their lives, and the connection between natural fabrics like linen with Old Master paintings or as the wrappings for Egyptian mummies. Linen, they realized, was a platform for so much of what they had appreciated during their lives. And so in turn, linen became the platform of the clothing they design today.
MADE IN US
Made in New York City’s historic Garment District.
Their garments are made from OEKO-TEX 100 certified linen sourced, dyed and finished in Northern France and Western Belgium.