While trying to initiate a dance company, riding the train every day on her own in between
mind numbing jobs like wrapping chocolate bars and stitching banners, dancing became
more and more of a physical and mental burden. Meanwhile, she was given
several assignments through the design agency where her husband was working at,
like producing cushions, curtains and fashion props. Those jobs were concrete and
Ellen could be her own boss.
Read more about how ellen danced into the life and loves of a bag designer.
Ellen started her own label in 2002 because she could not find a bag that fulfilled her expectations.
Over the years her search resulted in a steady range of timeless, bold yet elegant pieces made with
care and craftsmanship. The designer's key-signatures can be described as: timeless, sober
and simple. Her intuition and tactile approach are always leading. The choice to produce in
the Netherlands was an intuitive decision too.
'It felt like my responsibility to keep in honor of what was left of Dutch craftsmanship.'
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ellen:truijen produces only in Europe
and our own studio in Maastricht