This story starts with twins born a year apart in 1983 & 1984 -- Milena and Duey. As children, they were wrapped in wool from their family's sheep, sheared by hand, washed, spun and knitted by their aunts and grandmothers. They were surrounded by things handmade and natural textiles. One grew up to become an engineer, the other grew up to become an artist. But neither were truly happy until they decided to work together and start FRÈRE DU NORD. Then all of their dreams started coming true. They were able to make clothes that represented all of the things that they believed in-- integrity and innovation in design, with beautiful sustainable materials and taking care of the people who make them. The team has grown since then. But the story and the passion stays the same.
Milena & Duey c.1988