In her boutique-atelier at rue Van Artevelde, Brussels, Valérie Berckmans has been designing a women's ready-to-wear line since 2006. Under her eponymous brand, Valérie Berckmans designs in a graphic and minimalist style, evoking an airy femininity often brightened up with particular details.

Each piece that leaves her workshop is meticulously crafted with fair trade, organic or alternative raw materials (deadstock of fabrics, upcycled vintagepieces). She has chosen an exclusively local production in Belgian and French workshops, perpetuating the artisanal atmosphere of yesteryear.

In 2014, she associated with the fashion designer Meyrueis De Bruyn to form the creative duo behind the design of the collection. For them, their work represents a testimony to the environmental and social issues related to the textile sector. In their “boutique-atelier” in the Rue van Artevelde, nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed into ethical & ecological creations!

From this philosophy was born their zero-waste project. The fabric leftovers from the women's production are offering new stylistic, practical and circular perspectives, translating into children clothing, cotton pads, underwear and others.

Valérie Berckmans also highlights other brands following the same sustainable approach. Therefore, you will also find in the shop creations of other Belgian or French designers: Atelier Content (shoes), Géraldine Bertrand (knitwear), Aymara (knitwear), Bonne Maison (socks), Bleu Forêt (legwear), O'Leary (leather accessories) & more.

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