style & quality
When selecting equipment our highest priorities have always been quality and functionality. It’s been crucial for us to give our horses the best conditions in order for them to perform at their best. The horses can’t tell us if something doesn’t fit, or if they would like anything to be different. It’s our responsibility to make sure that everything in their environment is as good as possible and that of course includes their equipment. That also means that every single item in our new collection has been tested in our stable so that we’ve been able to make corrections if needed. When it comes to the clothes both of us have worn the men’s collection while riding, whereas Jannike has tested the womenswear. It’s been essential to us to pay close attention to functionality and fabrics and it’s been a huge challenge to convert our ideas and demands into products that work exactly the way we want them to. But it is essential to us to give each item meaning and that is fundamental part of our developing process.
We aim to only create items in materials with a functionality - the fabric should have a feature like being breathable or transporting moisture from the body. Furthermore we occasionally use fabrics with an antibacterial feature, which comes handy when working with animals or being active. If we are developing an item like 100 % wool, we will not add a feature, but simply make sure that the item is in fact 100 % wool, and therefore a natural material with all its qualities.
For example is our turtlenecks created in a material called Tencel. Tencel is made of FSC certified wood quarry from European beech trees and eucalyptus trees from South Africa. The trees require nothing but rainwater and grow in natural forest areas, and the wood material for fiber production comes from natural forest depletion, and from residues from the wood industry.
The unique fiber composition of beech trees and eucalyptus makes tencel really comfortable to wear, the fabric has a good absorption capacity, which allows it to absorb moisture and quickly release it again. It's also the plus that gives the fabric a coveted bactericidal function, so we can save a wash or two in use.