Honest production is one of the spear points when starting a brand. bieq was registered already on 1st june 2004. Working with approx 10 great Dutch grannies was not enough to run production.
Via UK organisation Clothing Connect we got in touch with several Peruvean companies and via them found our agent. We then booked our first fair De Kleine Fabriek / Amsterdam and our stand was very busy for 3 days. We left the fair with a binder full of orders... off to Peru to arrange production.
This was the real challenge ! The amount of yarn to order, buttons, tags, sizes and ..to meet the knitting Peruvean ladies ! It was both cool & emotional to see them knit the bieq items ! After 6 months we received the first delivery from the knitting ladies in Peru. At the moment i opened the first box, i knew my goal to get my own Dutch design brand with hand knits only from projects around the globe to help people and do what i like most, can work !
We ran several productions in Peru, and now start cooperating with a new company exploring also another group of knitting ladies in ... to be continued soon !