It’s our favorite day! It’s independent fashion Friday and this week we have four of our independent sleepwear designers.
Brand: Derek Rose
About: Derek Rose is a family business of three generations working together to make the very best nightwear, loungewear and underwear. We care greatly about quality, customer service and design.
The story began when Lou Rose, Derek Rose’s father, first started in the nightwear business in 1926. He wanted to create a brand unrivalled in luxury using the finest silks and cottons and set about doing this with passion and drive.
Derek Rose joined his father in the mid 1950s and relaunched the business under the eponymous Derek Rose brand name. Since the mid 1970s the brand has gone from strength to strength with a growing global fan base marked by winning the prestigious Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1987.
Derek Rose remains the worldwide leader in the luxury nightwear and loungewear industry with customers in over fifty countries around the world and a presence in the majority of leading boutiques and stores. Derek Rose is the world’s finest luxury sleepwear brand.
About: Eberjey was born in 1996 from the belief that the layer worn next to the heart should express happiness, love and confidence all the things that make a woman truly beautiful. Noticing a distinct lack of lingerie that spoke to this belief, co-founders Ali Mejia and Mariela Rovito, then colleagues at a global advertising agency, ventured to fill this void by creating pretty underthings that flattered real bodies and felt good too.
Ali had always joked that someday she would design underwear for laterally challenged, flat-bottomed women like herself, so that¹s what Eberjey did first. And thus, the Boy Short became a must-have item in well-stocked lingerie drawers everywhere. But that was just the beginning. Thongs, bralets, and camis soon followed, along with pajamas, loungewear and swimwear as women fell in love with the girly-sexy-comfy style and look of Eberjey.
Eberjey has now grown from a beloved lingerie brand to an even-more beloved worldwide lifestyle brand. You¹ll find Eberjey in upscale U.S. department stores and boutiques, as well as in Europe, Japan and Canada. Throughout its success and incredible journey, the ultimate Eberjey goal remains the same: to create must-have pieces that express life, love, and above all JOY!
About: Cosabella is a family owned Italian lingerie company that was founded in 1983
by Ugo and Valeria Campello. It has grown into a second generation
family business, with children Silvia and Guido Campello leading the
Cosabella is expanding globally with a diverse product mix of
intimates, swimwear and shapewear. The company headquarters are
located in Miami, FL and manufactured in Italy using the highest grade
fibers to create a refined blend of American design and Italian
About: Designer Renee Claire grew up in a small town in southern Ontario, Canada called Amherstburg. She spent time in the cold winters sewing clothes for herself in the basement, honing her sense of color, pattern and cloth and dreaming of being a clothing designer, living the California lifestyle as seen in photographs and on television.
In 1981, after college, Renee decided to load up her van with her few possessions and head to Los Angeles where she waited on tables in numerous restaurants by night, designing her dress and outwear collection by day. In the late 90’s public interest in dresses declined and was replaced by sportswear and as Renee was delivering what she considered to possibly be her last collection of dresses to a local retailer, she saw a pair of pajamas in the window of the boutique and thought, “I could top that!”. After scouring the marketplace she quickly realized that the current pajama offerings lacked sophistication and fine tailoring. She quickly learned how to make her own colored and patterned cotton textiles. As a consequence, BedHead was born!
Independent Fashion Fridays
Independent Fashion Fridays is a weekly feature highlighting five independent fashion designers that have caught our attention; and we want to support in their brand growth.
If you are an independent fashion designer interested to be featured in the Independent Fashion Fridays series please email firstname.lastname@example.org with more information about your brand.
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