Loop De Loup Bio
Loop de Loup x Sarah Phillips is a design-driven accessories brand with a zero-waste policy and a mission to make up cycling modern and beautiful.
Inspiration & Roots:
After over 10 years in fashion design, I remain astounded by the amount of waste generated as a by-product of fast-fashion. Loop de Loup was as a venue for re-imagining vintage dead stock metal components – old, but never worn – to create desirable everyday pieces. Creatively inspired by the possibilities of up cycling, longevity and the beauty of patina, we try to stay true to the nature of each material so that it can mature over time. Adding different patinas to the metals & combining them with vegetable tanned leather off-cuts from the process of handbag production, each piece is designed with a minimalist approach, timelessness & everyday wear in mind. Our jewelry gets better with time: the metals tarnish, the leather forms to the body and each piece becomes as unique as the wearer.
Expanding into the home accessories market and drawing upon my roots in industrial design, Loop de Loup has also just launched a capsule collection of home wares based on the same philosophy. Our candlesticks and smaller metal vessels in turned steel and brass are left raw and unpolished to show the beauty of patina as they gracefully age. Component parts are re-purposed from dead stock or vintage pieces, cleaned, stripped and given new life as elements of modern décor.
December 2015: Loop de Loup was selected as one of Not Just a Label’s top 40 emerging fashion visionaries and featured in a Made in NY Fashion Initiative pop-up store at the Waldorf Astoria NYC.
A collection of leather bags, leather home accessories and lighting launching Spring 2016.
Sarah has a Master’s degree in Industrial Design and Entrepreneurship, and has previously held executive roles focusing on design & strategy for multi-billion-dollar fashion companies as well as smaller, leaner, fashion start-ups. In addition to Loop de Loup, she currently heads up Quince Creative, a design & strategy company that partners with ready-to-wear labels interested in expanding into the luxury leather goods market.