THE BRAND

Hi there! I am Fanny, proud founder of TROUSSEAU!

I am a french 90’s kid looking to make a better future for myself and those around me.

After learning how to sew when 18 yo, I studied craftsmanship in fashion design in France (and graduated after two years). Then I moved to Brussels to discover Ready-to-Wear techniques. I graduated in Fashion Design there and made everything from A to Z while studying.

After my studies, I was not ready to work for a company whose ethics did not align with mine. To me, creating is not just a design I can send to produce overseas. It is my own journey, from design to packaging and everything in between.

This is why I created TROUSSEAU.

I might be seen as a typical Millenial, but I also believe in making the Earth a better place for everyone. I try to take little steps towards that personally and professionally.

TROUSSEAU is 100% run by me, and I make sure that every choice, from organic fabrics to reusing scraps, is purposeful and meaningful.

Well fitting clothes are really important to me. I could never fit perfectly in the clothes I owned so making my own clothes made me fall back in love with my body. I used to say that I felt beautiful, except when I wore clothes. I wanted to change this.

This is why I offer free bespoke services.

TROUSSEAU is a slow-fashion brand that offers feminine yet comfortable clothes and accessories. Everything is handcrafted by Fanny (the founder) in Brussels. The clothes are made-to-order so that there is no deadstock ! The clothes are made with organic or recycled fabrics, in limited quantities. The fabrics come from Europe (mostly Germany) and are chosen with sustainability and quality in mind. There are only two collections every year. One in March and one in September.

TROUSSEAU is a slow-fashion brand that offers feminine yet comfortable clothes and accessories.

Everything is handcrafted by Fanny (the founder) in Brussels. The clothes are made-to-order so that there is no deadstock !

The clothes are made with organic or recycled fabrics, in limited quantities. The fabrics come from Europe (mostly Germany) and are chosen with sustainability and quality in mind.

There are only two collections every year. One in March and one in September.

sustainability pledge

sustainability pledge pt.1

rejecting sales

TROUSSEAU doesn’t do sales, black fridays, cyber mondays or anything like this. Here is why: — a way of aligning with our wish not to produce more than necessary but also to ensure an adequate income. — the process takes time and there is one person behind, who works long hours and makes everything alone. — if you return a garment to us for recycling, we will offer you a percentage on your next basket.

sustainability pledge pt.2

choosing fabrics

Each fabric used is bought in a small quantity. I want to use as much fabrics that are already woven. — no new fabrics are made for Trousseau — everything is either organic (GOTS label), recycled polyester or upcycled. — the threads are not yet organic but I am aiming to change that. This is the next goal. — the prints are printed with water-based inks — some fabrics are dyed inhouse with oeko-tex dyes

sustainability pledge pt.3

manufacturing time

To fully meet the quality requirements, I take the time to produce the garments you receive. This is why, unlike the big names in fast-fashion, we have a delivery time that varies from two to seven weeks depending on the product(s) you ordered.

— as everything is made-to-order, I don’t have any stock. Fabrics are ordered once your order is placed

— longest part is to wait for the fabric to get to me

— if you are in a rush, please send me an email before placing your order. I will let you know if I can make it on time!

sustainability pledge pt.4

going zero waste

As of November 2020, no fabric was put in the trash by the brand. From tiny bits to big scraps, everything is kept and stored for further use. 

— by avoiding waste, I managed to reduce my trash by half

— scraps are currently used in three types of projects: scrunchies, patchwork bucket hats and stuffings. 

— you can learn more about it on the brand’s instagram and tiktok accounts (@ftrousseau) 

sustainability pledge pt.5

being local

As an European, I truly believe in being local. There are three level of local: city, country and EU. 

— everything is made in Brussels by me, Fanny. If needed, I have other sewist to help me, also in Brussels. All the designing, patterning and cutting is made in the studio in Brussels.

— fabrics come from the European Union, mainly from Germany, the Netherlands and Latvia. 

the process

design + choice of fabrics​

design + choice of fabrics​

Every designs are drawn and thought around 3 months before the season launches. It allows me to look for the very best fabrics! Sustainable fabrics are not easy to find.

launching

launching

This is the part where I am the most anxious. Will you like it? Will you want it? Will you buy it? I have to prep days before the launch. I do a photoshoot, I make the products pages, I plan social media posts, a lot of work!

ordering the fabrics

ordering the fabrics

Once you I have your order, I get all the fabrics to make your goodies. This is what takes the longest time, and I have nothing to do but wait.

quality check

quality check

Clipping threads, trying the closings, making sure everything is at the right size.

shipping

shipping

I do not have a lot to do here, just wait and pray. Like you. Postal services do their jobs and you get your package!

patternmaking

patternmaking

As a Fashion Designer, I make each one of my patterns. I do not use software and make everything by hand. I often reuse pattern that I already made and I know that they work.

you've placed your order​

you've placed your order​

Yay! You chose to get one of my pieces. First of all: thank you so much. Now it's my time to shine! You released the beast, the beast being me. TIME TO GET TO THE MACHINE.

cutting

cutting

Cutting the fabric is a big part of the process! Everything has to be perfect in order to make the sewing part easier.

pressing

pressing

Even if I press every seam while I am sewing, I give everything a last press to make sure there are no creases!

customer service

customer service

If they is ANY issue, you let me know and we try to work it out. So you are happy, and I am happy that you are happy.

sampling

sampling

This step is really important. This is the moment where I finalize designs. I see if the fit is right, if the fabric suits the design. I make every sample my size, so I can see if it is wearable and comfortable!

grading to fit you

grading to fit you

To make sure the clothes fits you, I make a pattern just for your size. I mostly draw the new sizes on the fabrics that I have to cut but sometimes I have to make the actual pattern.

sewing

sewing

Vroom vroom, this is the noisiest part. Also the funniest part? This is when clothes are brought to life.

packing with love

packing with love

I want you to feel special when you open your package, because YOU ARE SPECIAL. And this is just for you.

you enjoy your babies

you enjoy your babies

Dance, walk, run, love, laugh, swing. Do what you want with your clothes. Don't forget to tag @ftrousseau in your instagram posts 😉

want to join the party?

We do not currently have job offers, however, if you are looking for an internship (remote) or you are and independant sewist, you can contact us via the email adress :

info@f-trousseau.com
Want to know more about the brand before you make your choice ?
Find out in our media kit !

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