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Table settings by Marieke Verdenius

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Under the aphorism ‘Simplicity is key’, Marieke Verdenius performs. When visiting her workplace, we notice  that her token is not merely an online-mask. The calmness and honesty that reflects through the images she creates, is truly there. In space and in person.

 

Marieke is a visual creator, of which one of the focuses is on food-styling . She captures the flavors of a supper in her images, making you want to sit down at that table, ready for that night’s dinner. She knows exactly how to dress up a table to appeal  guests.  Which is why we asked her to create images for us under our theme ‘Dinner’, using our textiles.

 

 

The Napkin:
Winter in Holland originally was set out on developing the ideal cotton cloth that absorbs much water, in order to perfectly dry dishes. Even though we reached our goal, we found out that many of our towel-users, use the textile for different purposes. One of these is the use of the textile as a napkin. We learned that people enjoyed the ‘look’ of the towel so much, that they would like to use it as a functional-decoration on the table as well. Which made us curious:
How would a professional table/food stylist, use a napkin? Therefore we asked Marieke to inspire you, and us, by showing how she would dress up her dinner table when friends come over:

 

 

 

 

 

Images by Marieke Verdenius

Skin care secrets by Sara Rosalie

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Do you also notice that there are days you wipe off more dirt from your skin than other days? We mostly notice the biggest difference when biking through town to work versus locking yourself up in a vehicle and drive to work. Even though cycling is healthier, your skin gets way dirtier passing by all those cars in the city.

No need to say that you need to clean your skin regularly. Even when not living in the city!

We invited Sara, from the conscious skincare brand Sara Rosalie, to share her skincare ritual with us. If someone knows how to nurture your skin and clean your face, it must be her!

 

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Cleansing and nurturing your skin is something you probably do every day. So why not make it a celebration?

 

It is important to remove makeup and other dirt that your skin picks up, every single night, so it stays healthy and glowing. This is how you can do that: massage a small amount of the Sara Rosalie Two-in-One Balm warm between your hands, spread it over your face and take it off with a hot cloth. Preferably a soft one, so you will not damage your skin. This will give your skin care-moment that nice beautician feeling in your own bathroom.

 

Finish it off with a Sara Rosalie Daily Moisturizer and Lip Balm for a super hydrated and nurtured skin. 

 

 

 

 

Meet us in 2018

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Also this year we are traveling through Europe with our textiles.

We would love to meet you during one of the fairs!

 

 

16 Januari – 18 Januari, Premium, Berlin DE

19 Januari- 23 Januari, Maison & Objet, parc des expositions paris nord villepinte, Paris FR

2 Februari – 4 Februari, Blickfang, Hamburg DE

7 June – 10 June , Loft , Messe Karlsruhe, Karlruhe DE

21 June – 24 June, Arnhemse Stockdagen, Sint-Eusebiuskerk Arnhem NL

6 September – 11 September, Maison & Objet, parc des expositions paris nord villepinte, Paris FR Hall 5 Stand Q99

23 November – 25 November, Blickfang Zurich, CH

 

More dates will follow..

 

 

 

The towel series: DINNER

 

 

The textile napkin is as much an accessory as it is a functional cloth; It dresses up the dinner table perfectly, to awe the guests the moment they arrive at your dinner.

 

 

   

 

You sit down and take the napkin off of the table to leave it on your lap during the whole supper. Perhaps you are quite the messy eater, and is the napkin the protection shield for your clothes. Perhaps you are quite a clean-eater. In that case you dap your mouth twice in every corner after desert, to make tiny spots disappear.

 

 

 

For these images, shot by our own studio, we used products from Annemieke Boots, Sissy boy and Dille&Kamille.

 

 

The towel series: CLEANSE

 

 

A towel to dry your face with after a quick rinse with foam and water. Reaching for the towel with your eyes closed. Your finger tips finding the soft cotton yarns. Hastily grabbing the cloth to push it in the corners of eyes to let the fiber absorb the water. Leaving you confident enough to open them without letting the soap irritate.

 

 

   

 

You look at yourself in the mirror while you wipe off the remainings of the foam on the sides of your cheeks.
The cotton has worked its natural advantages on you, and now is left to dry for the next face wash.

 

    

 

For these images, shot by our own studio, we used products from Annemieke Boots, Hay x Jordan, Sissy boy and Dille&Kamille.

The towel series: KITCHEN

 

 

The extra quality to add to your charms in the kitchen, is the towel casually hanging over your shoulder. It accompanies you during the full act of cooking. It is the piece of cloth you touch every minute, to quickly clean your fingers if you go from ingredient to ingredient. To cover your hands with when you open the oven to check your casserole or to dry your vegetables with after a rinse of water. 

 

 

  

 

The towel is the accessory with which you serve the dish to your guests, throw back over your shoulder and forget it is there during dinner. A hidden move to remind all the guests, you were the one to serve tonight’s supper.

When dinner is finished, you go back to the kitchen to clean up the mess you’ve made. Perhaps you do the dishes, perhaps you have a dishwasher. However, there is always a cloth around to dry your delicate glasses, the big pan that does not fit the dishwasher anymore or to dry your hands with to finish the night’s ritual.

 

 

 

    

 

For these images, shot by our own studio, we used products from Annemieke Boots and Dille&Kamille.

Press Release Winter in Holland January 2018

Winter in Holland – Finest Fabrics – Interior and fashion accessories

WE ARE SOCIALLY, MADE IN AMSTERDAM

 

We are proud to announce that this year our Amsterdam social-productions will run fully. All orders made from this point on, are Socially Made in Amsterdam:

The makers come from cultures where education for women, unfortunately, still is uncommon. Ever since they moved to the Netherlands years ago, they were unable to participate on the job market. They were bound to home instead. Winter in Holland helps these women become independent and gives them a career within the field of textiles. The women are educated to become professional knitters, are paid for their work and can receive help to set up their own business. All products made by these craftswomen, are marked with the label: Socially Made in Amsterdam.

 How amazing is it, that we can help each-other out

 

Winter in Holland is a slow-fashion textile brand conceived and established in Amsterdam by Anouk van der Laan. For us creating fabrics is all about form and function. Focussing on both knitting and weaving allows us to choose the optimal combination between the aesthetics and the purpose of a product. Intrigued by the marriage between man and machine we continuously experiment and search for new and existing techniques. We are eager to find new solutions and come up with unexpected patterns and detailing.

 

The products in our current collection, made under the label ‘Socially Made in Amsterdam’, are LIJN and Collection 2. Both collections are developed to solely be made by hand: the techniques used are impossible to develop in factories. The attention the knitter gives to each row of the knit, is the soul of the product and the key to the design:

LIJN: The merino woollen scarfs and blankets comes in a plain color with one graphic line in a contrasting color. The craftswomen decides where to place the line, leaving her personal mark on every product:

 

 

Collection 2: The yarn of each product is dyed by hand in a special technique which makes the gradient print possible. The craftswomen puts a certain tension on the yarn, deciding the placement of the dye on every knitted row.

 

 

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Would you like to meet us and our textiles? In January, Winter in Holland will be exhibiting on B2B fairs PREMIUM in Berlin, and Maison&Objet in Paris.
Not able to visit the fair? Send us a message to connect.

Want to get yourself a Winter in Holland piece? You can check our online shop, meet us during Blickfang in Hamburg in February or find a retailer near you.

Blickfang Hamburg
Deichtorhallen
2 February 2018 2pm -21pm
3 February 2018 11am – 20 pm
4 February 2018 11am – 6pm
Stand location: Dutch Design Special

PREMIUM International Fashion Trade Show
Location: STATION-Berlin
16 January 2018 10am – 7pm
17 January 2018 10am – 7pm
18 January 2018 10am – 5pm
Stand number: The Cubes, C1-A 03

Maison & Objet Interior Trade Show
Location: Parc des Expositions Paris Villepente
19 January 2018 09:30am – 07:00pm
20 January 2018 09:30am – 07:00pm
21 January 2018 09:30am – 07:00pm
22 January 2018 09:30am – 07:00pm
23 January 2018 09:30am – 06:00pm
Stand number: Hall 1, stand D37

 

 

 

Peacock’s Eye

 

 

The current ‘LIJN’ collection, for the first time, includes dark knits! The one we put in a spotlight in this story, is the Peacock’s Eye: A rich blue merino knit which is named after the tiny part in the center of the eye on the bird’s tail. The dye of the yarn and the quality of the wool parallels the shiny surface of the feathers as well!

The scarf comes with one warm camel-colored line to spice up the textile. This line is in every scarf placed on a different height: each of our crafts-women decides themselves where to put the camel-line while knitting.

 

 

The gracious male bird wears seductive eyes on his tale. The brighter these eyes, the better it performs during copulation. Which obviously is important in life.. How else would you make cute tiny PeaChicks?