Color is everywhere around us and it makes us happy and energized, confident or relaxed. We started Color Vision because we want more women to be able to wear high quality garments in all of the colors of the color circle.
Since our founder Iben was little her mother, which is a textile artist – taught her about fabrics and their properties. She brought this knowledge with her and used it when she started sewing vintage patterns. Then Iben increased her knowledge of fabrics through textile courses, dyeing workshops and weaving.
Iben has been wearing vintage clothing for years, and one of her main issues is that all her favourite styles come in polyester. She wanted to exchange the poly with natural fabrics like wool, cotton, linen and silk – preferrably in as high percentage as possible.
High quality fabric and quality construction makes garments last. This has been key during development of our first collection. Since we're a small company we are not able to buy the large quantities required for organic cotton, recycled wool, hemp and so on. So we contribute as much as we can, making sure the dyes we use are azo-free, the dye plant has a water cleaning system and is run on suncell energy, many of my fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified and the sheep which supply my wool are domesticated and mulesing free. We also buy fabrics mostly from Italy, so our sourcing is as local as possible.
At Color Vision we think concious consumption is one of the ways to go to save our environment, and buying clothes which are of high enough quality to be mended for years and years.
We decided to manufacture my garments in Poland. The reason why is; it’s far more sustainable when it comes to distance. We're also able to visit my manufacturer more often, and spend time with the lovely talented dressmakers who work there. Pictured is the lovely Oksana, which sewed most of the Mia mikado dress.