Founder: Heinz and Dorothea Hess
Chief creative Officer: Tanja Hellmuth (since April 2015)
Chief designer (HAKA): Tim Labenda (since June 2015 responsible for Autumn / Winter 2016)
CEO: Marc Sommer, since March 2016 Vivek Batra (formerly e.g. Dorothée Schumacher)
humanity in fashion
The story of hessnatur:
After the fruitless search for chemically untreated baby clothes for her son Matthias, the Anthroposophists-couple Heinz and Dorothea Hess took the initiative themself and founded in 1976 the company hessnatur. They brought the first natural Baby collection on the market, expanded in the 80s to women’s and men’s collections and built in 1991 the worldwide pioneering first organic cotton.
Till today, renowned designers such as the Mallorcan eco fan Miguel Adrover or the American multitalented Eviana Hartmann have designed for the fashion label. The consistent design follow: With the spring / summer collection 2016 hessnatur launches into a new era. Tanja Hellmuth (formerly St. Emile), has developed a new design DNA and language for the Butzbacher Eco-textile company. The new collection is casually elegant, versatile combinations and long portable – wonderfully purist. What remains is the extremely high demands on the issue of sustainability and social responsibility. hessnatur has found his style.
stylish, high-quality, sustainable
hessnatur is the largest provider of sustainable fashion and pioneer of ecological and social standards in textile production worldwide. From the cultivation to the hanger it´s produced socially and environmentally fair, using only high-quality natural fibers or noble natural fiber blends. Even the sewing tools and accessories are made from natural materials. hessnatur attempts to exploit the material with zero waste cuts, to have no remnants.
We want to reach people, who deal with the question of responsibility. Tanja Hellmuth
hessnatur develops and supports innovative, socially committed and pioneering projects such as the project Nepal who provides the textile workshops, where healed lepers with permanent physical disabilities obtained education, work and income. The Rhönschaf project promotes products from German wool and supports regional shepherding. The cultivation project Hesse ensures certified organic linen cultivation in this region. The cultivation project Burkina Faso ensures certified organic cotton farming, Fairtrade premiums and financial support for educational and training projects.
Price examples: Etuirock about 99, 95 €; Jeans, about 109 €; Silk blouse, about 179 €
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