December 31, 2015

About 2015

2015 was a blazing start and can't wait for 2016!

The year came to and end. While making new plans, I like to give myself a minute, or two, to realize what I've accomplished this year. And want to thank my team & everyone else who's been supportive, helpful and believes in what I am doing. Without all these great & lovely people I was not able to roll like I did this year.

It gives me 'Hara no Mushi' and that's exactly the reason why Ree Projects exists!

Starting the year behind the sketching table after some serious sourcing in the Tuscan hills and Portuguese country side, ending with the new & fresh web store. I like to take this opportunity to share the highs of 2015 with you below..

Thanks & a fantastic 2016 to all of you!

With love,  デズリー

Des'ree

 

MANUFACTURING TIME

The first half of 2015 we spend our time on developing the prototypes and samples with our new production partners. First we selected one of the best tanneries in the Tuscan hills. Specialized in high quality vegetable tanned leather. We choose to work with this leather because of it's high quality, it ages very nice and just gets more and more beautiful over time. As longevity of our products is one of our fundaments and we want to redefine luxury in a sustainist way.

We carefully selected the best manufacturers we could find. And we found this gem in the Portugese countryside, an old family factory with very skilled craftsmen, all making sure their love for high quality leather goods oozes from every stitch. We share this love for our products and they totally meet our quality standard and high expectations.

 

CAMPAIGN SHOT BY

The upcoming and talented London based photographer Violette Esmeralda represented by Eric Elenbaas Agency shot our campaign. She teamed up with Venus Waterman who art directed the campaign and make up artist Pernell Kusmus. Last but not least with our favorite model Yana Bovenistier who's also rocking shows & campaigns for Alexander Wang and Vetements. We're so proud of her and totally in love with the campaign images.

 

SHOWROOM - SOLEDAD SENLLE

In June we launched our SS16 collection, project #1 ~ pieces to carry, at Soledad Senlle. So proud to be represented by the established showroom Soledad Senlle founded by Marisol Ferradas. Her lovely sales team is representing Ree Projects (worldwide) from their showrooms based in Amsterdam and in Antwerp. They also represent other beautiful brands like Isabel Marant Etoile, Lemaire and Forte_forte. Ree Projects is in good company!
For Sales inquiries you can contact the sales team at: info@soledad.nl or call +31 (0)20 6151395
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OUR STOCKISTS
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We're so happy that we could add these beautiful stores to our list of stockists! 
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The first stockist who picked up Ree Projects was Moise in Haarlem, Monique & Welmoed truly believe in our brand and added our bags to their collection immediately. Next to other brands like Acne Studios, Isabel Marant, Christa Seya, Alexander Wang, Carven and many more.
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Followed by two more beautiful stores: Wendela van Dijk in Rotterdam, carrying labels like Vetements, Maison Margiela, Lemaire, NLST, R13, A.F. Vandevorst, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant and more. We feel totally at ease in this store among these brands! 
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And last but not least Humanoid Shop in Arnhem. The spacious shop is located in a beautiful church. Besides their own brand they carry a wide range of brands. Definitely worth the trip from where ever you come from.
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In 2016 more stockist will be added, Yoth in Den Bosch will carry our collection from February and there is more to come!
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 WEBSTORE ONLINE
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This month we opened our web store, we're happy also to be able to serve you ourselves next to our beautiful stockists. New things will be added and we will expand our website soon with more info, products and other things we like to share. Please contact us if you have any inquiries or feedback.
info@reeprojects.com
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 PR & COMMUNICATION PARTNER
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We're delighted to team up in 2016 with Willa Stoutenbeek and her team of PR & Communication agency W. Green! As Ree Projects stands for -Slow luxury for life- and creates remarkable raw refined pieces designed with longevity as a fundamental element and redefines luxury in a sustanist way, W.Green seemed the right agency for us. The dedicated team of W.Green is determined to shake up some things for Ree Projects, so you'll hear from us soon!
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For press inquiries you can contact W.Green info@wgreen.org  or call _31(0)20 221 3500