her Master’s degree from the Italian Fashion University Polimoda, she came up with the idea to use her creativity as a means of empowerment to be able to redirect “bad” into “good”. “I seized this opportunity and it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to follow the path of sustainable development and social responsibility,” says Bodenhorst Meyer.
Tototè.Studio approaches sustainability and social responsibility from a humanitarian and environmental perspective in an industry where there are often issues that either do not exist or are not at all public. All bags are manufactured in collaboration with Makers Unite, working together with Dutch Newcomers originating from over 21 countries worldwide, from Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, and many more. Makers Unite supports the creative talent of newcomers by providing them with training programs to develop soft and hard skills, to work independently in the Netherlands.
As they reflect on their plans for the near future, the brand notes that they are committed to produce designs that differ from what is already available on the market. For instance, their laptop cases can be a starting point in the implementation of the conceived plan. Indeed, despite the abundance of goods on the modern market, there is still a lack of fashionable yet sustainable laptop cases, ones that are made according to the latest sustainable metrics and of high-quality, durable material. Besides, the brand is currently working on an education concept that will help to expand knowledge among a large group of like-minded individuals whose values align with the brand’s long-term goals. “I can’t share more at this moment, but can just mention that it will be an important step for the Tototè.Studio”, shares the brand’s founder. Additionally, the Dutch label would like to expand its product range as well as boost its visibility on the global market.