King Louie was founded thirty years ago in the creative heart of Amsterdam. Since its very beginning it has been a brand inspired by vintage clothing, authenticity and classic design. This passion for traditional styles and values is translated into contemporary clothing.
Above all, King Louie is friendly and cheerful and we want to make people happy with the clothes we design! We love making beautiful clothes and aren’t interested in ‘fast fashion’ or what’s ‘hot’ right now. The client is king and we want to continue to surprise and inspire for the next thirty years!
All King Louie clothing is produced in Turkey and Asia. King Louie has worked with its main supplier for more than 19 years and has longstanding relationships with all of our other manufacturers. King Louie is dedicated towards corporate social responsibility and expects the same from its suppliers, all of who strive towards good working conditions and care for the environment.
King Louie’s principal supplier is in Turkey, and it is here that most King Louie clothing is produced. Our main supplier is an inspirational company whose owner is a celebrated advocate of women’s rights in Turkey. The workers co-own the factory and earn more than market-average wages. In 2012 the company was awarded ‘Best Social Gender Equality in Work Life’ in Turkey, and in 2013 was included in the ‘Honorary List by United Nations Women Empowerment Principles’.
King Louie does its utmost to ensure that production conforms to international standards for working conditions and care for the environment. We ask for certificates from our suppliers ensuring that they provide their workers with good working conditions – and every season we visit our suppliers in Turkey and Asia to verify these for ourselves.
We are committed to working towards sustainability and are currently developing sustainable clothing lines that will appear on the market in 2014. These products will be GOTS certified and produced in Europe.