What do we stand for?

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FRAENCK & UPCYCLED
Fraenck's Collection is made with recycled cutting waste from a local sailmaker. These materials are combined with vegan leather waste. Beautiful materials, which would have ended up in the bin. It now gets a second chance at life!
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FRAENCK & SOCIAL
We believe in an inclusive world, where everyone can participate and excel. That's why our bags are made by people who need the experience. Together we grow. Together we work on a collection of which we're very proud!
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FRAENCK & LOCAL
Our collection is made in-house. We do this to make sure the conditions under which the bags are made is friendly and supportive. At the same time we love to keep the art of making alive by keeping it close at heart.
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FRAENCK & VEGAN
Leather, fur and wool are examples of important sources of materials of clothing and fashion accessories. Not with Fraenck though. Fashion and animal cruelty should not be combined. Ever. That's why we only use real imitation leather.
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The encounter

Fraenck is a concept started by two designers, Ho & Mulder. In 2007, they met each other at the Art Academy in Arnhem, where Ratna Ho was studying Fashion Design and Pascal Mulder Product Design. From the first time they Ho and Mulder shared a passion for design. Not much later they created a collection that focuses on sustainable, social and animal friendly production.

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Great developments

Last year (2018) Fraenck offered 11 ambitious individuals a work placement within the company. Here they’re learning important skills that bring them closer to the labor market. Three of these go-getters have already found paid work. We’re very excited about that! Take a look at this page to meet Team Fraenck.

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Recycling? Upcycling!

In 2018 together with Fraenck’s customers, 455 kilos of scrap sailcloth and synthetic leather were given a second chance at being useful. With your help, this number can surely increase!

You don’t just acquire a designer bag, you’re also upcycling materials and give people the opportunity at developing themselves within our social enterprise. Sounds like a fair deal to us.

 

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The first label

At the end of 2013, Ho&Mulder started fashion label Ratna Ho. Their first collection was enthusiastically received during Amsterdam Fashion Week and was soon followed by the opening of their own concept store. They not only sold the collections of Studio Mulder and Ratna Ho, but also presented the work of other local designers. Complemented with a harmonic collection of bags and accessories, made from industrial scrap materials.

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Collection of bags

The handmade bag collection, produced in-house, proved to be a big hit and was presented at various trade fairs.

Our latest lookbook: You can find here

The collection can be found in more than twenty stores both within the Netherlands and abroad, see our points of sale. Are you a shop owner and are you interested in working with us?

 

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Fraenck Conceptstore

In 2017, Ho&Mulder opened a new concept store in the city centre of Arnhem. A creative hotspot with a unique vibe. Here you can’t only find Fraenck items, but also sustainable work from other local designers. In-store you will find the atelier, a photo studio and a small coffee corner. A lovely place for a cappuccino and a good book. We’d love to show you around!

Find us here.

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Team Fraenck

Oh boy, we are so proud of our team. Every day they’re more than ready to work on the collection and themselves. With every bag that sees the light of day, they make the world a better place.

Do you live near Arnhem and are you looking to gain experience in a nice and welcoming atmosphere? Whether you’re young, old, good or bad at karaoke, you’re welcome. Send us a message at contact@fraenck.com and introduce yourself!

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Over Ho&Mulder

Ho started studying Fashion Design at ArtEZ Arnhem when she was 17. After graduating in 2009 she continued learning and acquired her Masters at Central St. Martins under famed Louise Wilson.

After getting his A-levels Mulder lost his heart at everything concerning design. His adventure started at Delft University as an aspiring industrial designer. Eventually he chose a more creative direction and graduated a product designer at ArtEZ Arnhem.

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