"MÈRIT ÖRLANDO HANDMADE IN IBIZA" IS AN IBIZA LOCATED FASHION BRAND PRODUCING CAPSULE COLLECTIONS FOLLOWING SLOW FASHION PREMISES: FIRST QUALITY MATERIALS, OWN WOVEN FABRIC DESIGN AND LOCAL PRODUCTION WORKING HAND BY HAND WITH LITTLE SUPPLIERS. FOR SOME STYLE LINES MÈRIT ÖRLANDO WALK ALONG FLEA MARKETS IN BARCELONA TO FIND VINTAGE UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS THAT WILL BRING THE PERSONALITY TO THE PIECES. THE BRAND STYLE CROSSES THE LINE BETWEEN WORLDWIDE ETHNIC INSPIRATION IN A ELEGANT MINIMAL STYLE WHICH PRESENCE DOESN'T GO UNNOTICED .
Mèrit Örlando items are specially commissioned to extol the virtues of items made locally by individuals rather than machines, and it's small imperfections are an indication of authenticity; something made by a human being."In my clothing I use textiles I've designed using a mixture of handmade and machine work, I love to create fresh ways with traditional materials and processes as crochet for details in Viscose".The value of the piece is not the material but in the time we spent making it.
Hi! I'm Mèrit, a muti platform artist. I worked for many years as photographer and audiovisual freelancer for Spanish TV and I was always fascinated by the island of Ibiza and, although my job and live were in Barcelona, Catalonia, I was thinking long time into move to the island because it filled me with inspiration to live and create. In 2015, in a non planned way, I began to create my Slippers Moccasins. It was a big success and seeing how positively my designs were accepted by world travellers we started this Handmade in Ibiza project.Today I'm selling in some Ibiza shops, my stall in different markets on the island, ETSY shop, and through this website which represent my contact with clients all around the world. I live and work all year on Ibiza and fly few times a year to mainland to visit my suppliers.I like to create elegant clothes and accessories inspired by the island's unique landscapes and lifestyle. My style is defined by ETHNOMINIMAL as I was since child inspired by worldwide traditional costumes and traditions. I use natural materials such as woven cotton, made in Northern Catalonia, leathers from Alicante (Spain) and handmade espadrille soles from Center Spain. This season SS17 I produced a short line of woven cotton fabric designed by me and made by Xavier in Igualada (Catalonia), cutted&stitched by Viki in Ibiza, and finished in crochet with viscose and Undyed by me. As you can see there's a lot of love and dedication in every piece. Never the same. Made one by one.
All our items are handcrafted, by me, or my two outwork partners - depending on orders quantities . Overall, we produce small quantities and are committed to continue doing so because handmade work make our work as creative and satisfying as we like it to be. We take special care to personally ensure that each item produced and packed is as beautiful as the prototype and meets our overall quality standards.Our customers in Ibiza are visitors from all over the world who are looking for unique items from such a unique place. We do our best in hopes of bringing our vision of island life to those of you who have, plan to, or simply dream of visiting Ibiza one day.Welcome to our island!Mèrit Örlando Creative director | CEO | artisan