Countries: Netherlands & Belgium
Product: Glue jeans
Rotterdam-based fashion design studio G+N has worked alongside Belgian textile research centre Centexbel, and adopted industrialised methodologies to enhance their concept of glue bonded jeans. Established in 1999, G & N launched #1, their first pair of Gluejeans which won the Dutch Design Award for best fashion design. After perfecting the process of creating the product by hand, the partnership with Centexbel gave G+N the opportunity to research and test the process for creating the same ‘handmade’ effect, using an industrial process. The outcome is a garment which has the same attention to detail, but that can be manufactured on a much larger scale – creating a wealth of opportunities for G+N.