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The expert for cashmere creations Fashion label philo-sofie stands for 100 per cent pure, precious cashmere without compromise. Designer Barbara Schoppe’s creative collections deliver exceptional experiences and distinctive comfort. philo-sofie stands for premium, feminine fashion that evokes individuality, beauty and exceptionalism. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: PHILO-SOFIE
Specialised on producing fashionable styles instead of classical basics, philo-sofie stands out from competitors. Their uniqueness of processing cashmere in the rapid fashion industry is another factor that makes them special. “This probably poses as a contradiction for many but we have successfully proved ourselves with this concept,” says Barbara Schoppe, founder and designer. “We only use high-quality cashmere as it embodies the essences of a luxury product: the highest quality and an immediate comfort factor.”Cashmere is an entirely natural product, from when it is sheared from a goat to when it is manually and delicately separated into different qualities. It is a product known for its softness and luxury.
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Thanks to its complex production process, cashmere represents a ‘lifetime value’ and thus represents a very sustainable product. “We want women of all ages feel comfortable, beautiful and snug in our cashmere creations,” Schoppe explains. philo-sofie’s collections impress with stylish interpretations, exciting designs, a touch of extravagance and a meticulous selection of colours which are exclusively produced for them. “To follow fashionable trends each season, the colours get specially dyed. We don’t buy them ready-made in bulk as other labels. Consistent style trend-sourcing in combination with wearable shapes and sophisticated Italian knitting patterns are our recipe for success,”Schoppe explains.
With a special focus on meeting the highest standards, philo-sofie puts special emphasis on rigorous control in regards to quality and ecological sustainability and its service and personal contact to distributors and consumers. Founded in 2007 as a small family business, Barbara Schoppe fulfilled her own dream with philo-sofie.“Fashion, its beauty and covetousness have fascinated me from the cradle,”Schoppe notes. After 20 years in the fashion industry and after having gained professional experience at haute couture houses such as Chanel, Schoppe felt ready to create a label which would meet the requirements of consumers, as well as of the retail industry.“I wanted to reawaken desire and femininity in our market segment with high-quality materials in special styles and not with commercial mass-produced products,” Schoppe remembers. www.philo-sofie.info
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