ATELIER DE L’ARMEE
Made with passion for high quality and craftsmanship.
City of origin Amsterdam
Founders Joost Doeswijk and Elza Wandler
Category bags and accessories
Behind the scenes
At the end of the summer of 2011, Atelier de l’Armée was founded by Elza Wandler and Joost Doeswijk. They are both partners in life and work.
After years of working in the fashion business they decided it was time to create their own world. A place where they are free to explore and don’t have to compromise on quality. ‘Joost: It was really hard for me to find a bag with a high-end feel for a reasonable price. When it comes to quality, I don’t believe in fast fashion. I strive to make high quality goods that last for a long time.’ ‘Elza adds: I love designing fashion forward accessories with a masculine touch. For me, there are two main elements that create a well-designed item; style and function.’
It is their shared passion for high quality products and craftsmanship, combined with years of experience, that makes Atelier de l’Armée a unique and progressive brand.
The collection is innovative in its design, often with an inspirational use of colors and is composed of an unexpected mix of materials. Every product is handmade, and is either produced in Atelier de l’Armée workshop in the Netherlands, or by one of the high quality manufacturers in Europe.
All the leathers come from Europe. Atelier mainly uses vegetable tanned full grain leather, which is the most traditional and eco friendly method of leather tanning. No chemicals are used during this process and vegetable tanned leather is recyclable.