Our Heritage

It’s no secret that the clothing industry - and fast fashion in particular - is hugely damaging to the environment. Its track record in terms of pollution and human rights need to be improved. We believe it's high time to change this track record, and since our inception in 2018, esmé studios has been steadfast in pursuing that very goal. From the very beginning, we have been passionate about making a change. To achieve this, we investigated the whole clothing production process - from the very first drawings in the design room to how we make clothes, wear them, and care for the finished clothes. We want to be a part of a drive to change the fashion industry from fast fashion to one that is focused on slow fashion. Every day, we strive to make it simpler for you to select responsibly made, durable clothing of long-lasting designs without sacrificing quality.We believe that it’s better to buy less and buy better.

Our Responsibility

We’re deeply aware that our business also impacts the environment, however, we do our very best, every day, to reduce this impact as much as we possibly can. That is also why we define ourselves as a responsible company - not sustainable, as such a thing as a fully sustainable fashion company does not exist. With that said, we’re on a journey to become as responsible as we can, and that’s what drives us every day. Today we’re proud to say that, through hard work and determination, we have grown from a great idea to actual reality. We hope to inspire you to join us on our journey towards building a slower and more responsible fashion industry.

Our Believes

At esmé studios, we believe in being clean, confident, responsible and transparent. We make clean designs that transcend seasons, embodying long-lasting styles and timeless durability. Confident in our mission, we strive to inspire others to embrace their own confidence and become part of the slow living movement. We aim to act responsibly in everything that we do. Our approach reflects responsibility, awareness, and heartfelt concern for people and the planet. Transparency extends throughout our brand, from the partners we work with and the materials we select to the packaging we use for delivering your product, ensuring you can make informed purchases with confidence. In a world that never ceases to evolve, we continuously strive to enhance our approach, embracing the values of clean, confident, transparent, and responsible.


Our Designs

esmé studios is a lifestyle brand as well as a statement about you and your values. We don’t just design clothes but also accessories such as bags, caps, mittens and scarves. We combine the very best in terms of materials and design while making sure that it’s produced in an environmental, ethical and socially responsible way. We live by the idea of ‘buy less, buy better’ from the moment we pick up a pen in our design studio. We can’t ignore our Scandinavian heritage which speaks of minimalism, functionality, and timeless designs - something we believe goes very well with the philosophy of slow fashion. Our clothes are meant to be worn for your everyday life - and for a long time. They’re soft and comfortable for relaxing at home and, at the same time, stylish and refined enough to be right for workplaces too. They are sophisticated and versatile. Our designs effortlessly blend in elements from the latest trends, creating a timeless style.

The 'Slow Living' Movement

The ‘Slow Living’ movement is about inspiring people and embracing a more conscious and meaningful lifestyle. Slow fashion aligns seamlessly with the principles of the slow movement, embracing a deliberate and mindful approach towards clothing consumption. By prioritizing quality and responsible business conduct, slow fashion embraces the essence of the slow movement's call for a more conscious and intentional way of living. esmé studios is part of this movement, and we have from the very start wanted to offer a new and different way of wearing timeless, durable, and quality clothes. Every piece of clothing we create should have a purpose, and everyone should have the opportunity to buy responsibly made clothing.

Our Name

People often ask us why we call ourselves esmé studios. “esmé” derives from French and means: “to hold in high esteem” or “to love”. We feel that “esmé” represents what we stand for and care deeply about - our esteem and love for humanity and our planet. This esteem shines through in our designs and our brand, and we hope to inspire similar ideals in you.