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ESDE - #FCKFCRNA

ESDE - #FCKFCRNA

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ESDE - #FCKFCRNA

A sense of longing, dread, despair, anxiety and the fear of the unknown crashes into me, wave after wave of heightened emotions fuelling the runaway locomotive that is my imagination. Imprisioned within my home, I enjoy the first bursts of spring through a pane of glass, lush greens, the scent of freshly cut grass and soft hazy skies are accompanied by the dulcet tones of nearby birds cutting through the eerie silence of the empty street. 

As the uncertainty of COVID-19 rages on, the majority of us are left sitting, twiddling our thumbs, wondering, if or when this saga will ever end. Those of us with the ability to adapt and evolve through these situations, will emerge from these dark days stronger, wiser and more robust than before the virus reared it's ugly head.

This leads me to todays post about a brand (ESDE) that has evolved with a quickness rivalling that of a mad supermarket dash for the last pack of toilet roll.

While COVID-19 raged like a superstorm across the entire globe, destroying lives and small businesses in it's wake, ESDE beat the curve and created some special pieces under the umbrella of #FCKFCRNA. Consisting of miniatures of their best sellers, new minimal accessories and a t-shirt in collaboration with artist Takumi Ogata ( of which 25% (ca. 12 Euros per shirt) of the profit goes to a children's hospice in Düsseldorf ) ESDE have lead the line in the war against this invisible invader.

This special collection is available online only and while the team has leather to create them. Check out the collection below.

 

DISCOVER

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Artisan sustainable fashion

 ESDE - bags - #fckfcrna cardholder

 

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 ESDE - bags - Der tote mini

 

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 ESDE - bags - #fckfcrna keyhook

 

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 ESDE - bags - #fckfcrna Limited edition graphic t-shirt

 

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 ESDE - bags - Untersetzer leather coasters

 

MANIFEST

"Wir sind ergebene Schüler der Erfahrung"

ESDE are a group of devoted disciples of experience. Their attitude towards life expresses itself through every ESDE piece. Personal experience, genuine love for the interconnection of design and craftsmanship – and faith in a truly creative process which gives birth to something new.

The team believes that the best does not have to follow a trend but will always stand for itself. Everything that leaves their atelier has lived, worked and breathed with them. They reduce familiar forms to their essence, which they reinterpret and perfect for the highest demands. This results in a timeless design which draws its modernity from its eclecticism. Unpretentious, functional couture products.

The result of their work is an indestructible, natural product that gets even more appealing, handy and interesting with age. Just like its owner, it never stops maturing. It grows closer to them, bears evidence to their experiences and becomes a part of their own story.

The first bag created – Die Frau – tells the story of covetousness taking solid shape. An extraordinary love for the one woman, who inspired and motivated the task to create a masterpiece for her: one in which all her qualities would be united.

Their leather goes through a complex, multi-step production process that is almost entirely without electricity, using a myriad of tools sourced from all over the world. They all are essential elements of their work routine: leather is a living material and needs to be treated accordingly. It is not static, but reacts to any outside influence and never stops evolving. Thus, every step needs to be especially considerate.

Every stitch, every detail is handmade in their Düsseldorf based atelier – by a very limited, specially trained amount of hands, incorporating their personal experiences into each they create.

Artisan sustainable fashion

Artisan sustainable fashion

 ESDE - bags - Manege mini

 

Artisan sustainable fashion

 ESDE - bags - #fckfcrna cardholder

 

Artisan sustainable fashion

 

A childhood and adolescence in East Germany, the sometimes chaotic warmth of a large family, wild years in Berlin and, finally, the incorporation of a small independent company in Düsseldorf are the main chapters of this story. It bears witness to the many facets of life and to an encompassing, German perspective – one that scarcely becomes tangible through pieces of work.

"The brand ESDE is not only my brainchild – it is my own story and the evolution of the brand is interwoven on countless levels".