Rabens SalonerSaturday, 19 June 2010 by Lydia Parafianowicz
Time for another post to celebrate Danish designers – this time, newcomer Rabens Saloner. I’ve recently fallen in love with their summer 2010 collection, which mixes classic neutral colours with bohemian-style prints, jewellery and sandals.
The company’s philosophy is based on mixing a love of fashion and traditional craftsmanship. Striving to stay away from mass-producing predictable, overly trendy clothing, Rabens Saloner’s pieces are based on quality, functionality and can be worn again and again each season. Above all, the company ensures their products are manufactured in fair trade environments; while Denmark is the brand's home, most of their pieces are made by small village artisans in the Far East. Instead of producing clothes in large warehouses with assembly lines of sewing machines, the company supports small family businesses like dressmakers, leather smiths, bone-polishers and even knitting grandmothers.
We salute the founder of Rabens Saloner, Birgitte Raben Olrik, for creating not only a fabulous line of clothing, but basing her brand on honourable, moral values. Now available in over 16 countries worldwide, the company is quickly growing and (I hope) will be available online soon at www.rabenssaloner.com.