MEET THE MAKER
Merel’s mission is to give clothing and fabrics a second life. She wants to make people aware that their clothes can be used longer, in order to contribute to reducing environmental impact. ‘I like to make new clothing from old clothing and residual materials that shines.’ The Merel van Glabbeek label offers exclusive, unique and handmade pieces. The collections consist of residual materials and ecological fabrics. The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world due to, among other things, large amounts of waste that it produces. What we need is slow fashion, fashion with a thoughtful design and made with attention’.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEEDBACKS?
‘It was great to learn all facets of the business side of the creative profession. There was a lot of knowledge available, I learned a lot from the teachers, experts in the field. The group was also extremely valuable, it was very nice to connect with people who are in the same position’.