At Mieke Dierckx, we want to contribute to a slow fashion, which means we hold on to some values that we consider non negotiable and part of our DNA.
Mieke likes to take things slow and designs at her own pace. She releases new designs or editions of her ‘classics’ when she feels it’s the right time for them to be sent out to the world, regardless of the fashion seasons or trends. We choose high quality leather, so our designs will last a lifetime and will travel with you from one adventure to the next.
DEDICATED & LOCAL CRAFTSMANSHIP
All Mieke Dierckx collections are produced in a small Portuguese atelier. Building local and loyal partnerships takes a lot of time and effort, but is so rewarding in the long run. Mieke has built a strong connection with her production facility and they’ve been working together for many years now. She knows she can count on their know-how and craftsmanship.
It’s very important to keep our supply chain as short as possible to reduce carbon emissions and the impact on climate change. We partnered up with other local suppliers, close to the production facility, like a Portuguese leather supplier and an atelier to produce dust bags, to avoid unnecessary transportation and to simplify the supply chain process. LET IT NOT GO TO WASTE. We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our waste and to limit deadstock.
We produce our collections in small batches to minimize overstock. Our leather supplier and production facility work closely together to calculate the exact amount we need for production to limit deadstock of the leather.
Leather is such a valuable resource, so we can not let it go to waste! We try to re-invent leather scraps from the pattern cutting process into keychains or coasters, to limit our waste as much as possible.
We choose not to take part in seasonal sales or overproduction to stock-up for sales periods. We only discount items with minor damages due to transportation or production errors and our collection samples.
We choose to avoid plastics as much as possible. Our dust bags are, for example, sent to the production facility, where they are used to wrap the bags for safe transportation to Belgium. By using the dust bags as packaging, we’re avoiding a lot of plastic wrapping.