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Abstraction of the body by graphic shapes. Explore gender identities and find a new aesthetic. Geometry, clean lines, playful details & contrasting colors.

A key note of Treches' collections is the balancing of loud elements: –"The way I see it, you can create balance two ways: either by keeping as close to the middle as possible, or by spending more effort keeping the balance further out to the sides of the scale. I prefer the latter. I like to put strong contrasts against each other, finding harmony in the balance of extremities."

Sustainable approach

Treches has been an ethically responsible company ever since the first collection in 2008. No people should suffer for the creation of our products!
We follow our vision of a fair fashion industry where human rights and well-being are accounted for at every step of the development and manufacturing process.

Our fabrics are all sustainable and certified GOTS, IVN Best, Fairwear or KbT. We use organic cotton from Turkey and Portugal as well as hemp, linen, silk, wool and recycled materials.

All our products are made in Berlin. We do not keep stock apart from what is for sale at SHIO store, so items ordered through our webshop are often sewn after the order comes in.

Ever since watching Story of Stuff's video on microfibers in our oceans and the harm it does, I've been feeling bad about implementing (industry standard) polyester thread. That's why I'm now rather using the natural lyocell thread, but as it comes in very few colours the thread will not always match the fabric. For topstitching I still use polyester if there's no matching lyocell thread available, but my embroideries are always in lyocell.
Each piece of clothing has a tag telling the customer when and by who it was made.
See works in progress at Instagram

Treches c/o SHIO
Weichselstrasse 59,
12045 Berlin, Neukölln.
Mon → Sat: 13 → 19

☎ Jei Bruneau Rossow — info@treches.com

The Story

"Treches started as a DIY project in a feminist house in Berlin. In 2008 I ordered some rolls of organic fabric and cut the first few pieces on my bedroom floor. Not long after a friend and I decided to open a small shop with adjoining studio.

By working with other designers I learned pattern making, sewing and how to run a fashion label. I got talented co-workers on board and we exhibited at Berlin Fashion Week and delivered pre-order collections to organic fashion stores all over Germany and in Europe.

After years of hard work and trying to do everything right I felt drained and lost focus. I thought quitting Treches would give me more creative leeway. Instead I ended up doing nothing because everything felt pointless. It's clear to me now, that my passions are making clothes and working to make the world a better place.. At least I can try to show how fashion can be done in harmony with nature, people and ethics.
I don't want to try to fit into traditional gender roles, so I will aim to create clothes that go beyond them. I will no longer get distracted by how people think things should be done, or how it has "always" been done, but rather create clothes that me and my friends love and want to wear."

Jei Bruneau Rossow — October 2016
Portrait by Kelly Tivnan, Pastperfekt.