Never Thought We’d Feel Excitement Over a Terry Bathrobe, But Here We Are
With the risk of over-hyping everything coming out of Copenhagen at the moment, we just can’t resist giving fellow swede Charlie Hedin of Tekla Fabrics a shout out, and obsess just a little bit over his organic and/or Oeko-Tex certified bedding and terry bathrobes.
As of lately, Tekla Fabrics has – by the hand of its founder and creative director, Charlie Hedin – managed to create some excitement over minimalist bedding, which is also responsibly made and comes in a contemporary color scheme. Having left a job in the fashion industry (previously working as Global Communications Manager at Acne Studios in Stockholm), the Copenhagen-based swede spent a lot of time researching materials before introducing the textile brand to the Danish market in 2016.
Aiming to create a product that stood for beauty and inclusiveness – being democratic in a way that fashion never can be – the original offering is two types of bedding made in neutrals and pastels: One comes in a cotton percale, which has been hand woven in India from pure organic cotton. This fabric has a durable 300 thread count in long-staple cotton (this is the sort of information we know former design student Emma Elwin nerds about) and is Oeko-Tex certified to guarantee no harmful chemicals. The second one comes in a soft linen quality, which is made with the same Oeko-Tex certification and woven in Portugal from pure European flax.
Wanting to eventually branch out into other home textiles, next after bedding came a terry bathrobe. Launching at the beginning of summer, the classic style comes in two colors – pink and blue – and is made in Portugal from Oeko-Tex certified European cotton terry. So, why does the thought of hanging out, preferably at the beach, in a pastel terry robe feel like a such a good idea right now?
We think a) it’s totally because of a photo series, shot by Philip Messmann, featuring a group of Copenhagen profiles and models – Hedin’s friends – doing just that: hanging out, looking cool; at the beach, on the street, and at home. And b) seeing Make it last co-founder Lisa Corneliusson look cute together with bestie, stylist Columbine Smille, wearing matching Tekla bathrobes during their stay at new hotel Miramar in Portugal this summer; it tipped us over.
The small summer retreat of just three bedrooms, located in Fonte da Telha close to Lisbon, was founded by visual artist André Saraiva in collaboration with his friend, Charlie Hedin – hence the cute robe scenario. Naturally, all beds are made with Tekla’s beautiful bedding too, giving the girls a quite enjoyable – and toxic-free – sleeping experience, we imagine.
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