Cathrine Hammel creates quality garments for people who want to make more informed consumer choices. With the aim of creating a wardrobe that transcends trends and lasts for a long time, the brand has established itself as the direct opposite of fast fashion .
In recent years, the company has made a choice to have smaller collections, use fewer fabric qualities and collaborate with a small number of suppliers. We see this as necessary to gain better control over the production chain and meet our own requirements for sustainable clothing production.
A long-term and good relationship with our selected suppliers is essential to ensure good quality, accountability and traceability. 90 percent of our suppliers have been with us since the start in 1997, so these are people we have great trust and respect for.
Michael and Ning (China): The vast majority of our woven garments are made at Michael and his small factory, where a close and good collaboration has been built up over more than 20 years. Our knitwear is made at Ning, with whom Cathrine has had a personal and close collaboration for almost 30 years.
Neeti and Raman (India): The good collaboration with the small sewing studio of Neeti and her husband Raman in New Dehli started almost 30 years ago. They now only produce for us, and Neeti makes, among other things, all the tulle we use. We have become good friends over the years, and help each other as best we can.
We also collaborate with a factory in Italy and one in Portugal. Being loyal to our suppliers is important to us, as we know that they depend on us as much as we depend on them. The aim is to visit each supplier annually.