Blluemade was founded in 2015 by husband-and-wife team Alex Robins and Lilly Lampe. We wanted to create garments for men and women made of the highest quality textiles and at high ethical standards, and are proud to work with heritage linen mills and New York City's Historic Garment District factories. Blluemade’s guiding design principle is the creation of minimal, functional clothing in classic silhouettes with vintage-inspired details. These timeless, long-lasting pieces are meant to provide many years of enjoyment and comfort.
The blluemade name references our many influences. “Blue” comes from our love of indigo, denim, and blue-dyed textiles from around the world . “Made” speaks to our commitment to ethical production. The extra “l” in blluemade is for linen, which is central to everything we do.
Linen is the oldest textile known to man, a fact which is a constant source of inspiration for us. This sustainable fabric comes from the flax plant, a versatile plant where every part, from seed to stalk, is usable or biodegradable, including finished cloth. The best linen comes from the fields of Flanders (an area encompassing Northern France and Western Belgium), where our linen is made, dyed, and finished. We work exclusively with a carbon-neutral mill that has been family-owned for five generations and oversees every step of the process, from flax farming to the finished bolts of linen. Our linen is made from long staple fibers, meaning the fabric is naturally wrinkle resistant, strong, and never itchy. Our garments are designed in Brooklyn and produced in New York City’s historic Garment District in a factory owned and run by women.
The linen we use is certified by the Masters of Linen, a registered mark of excellence promoting textile companies that produce fabric entirely in Europe, from field to yarn to fabric. Our fabric is also OEKO-TEX 100 certified, a European certification that indicates the production of our fabric excludes environmentally harmful technology and chemicals, complies with guide values for waste-water and exhaust air treatment, exhibits economical use of energy resources, and results in color-fast fabrics whose dyes are non-chemically leaching. Our linen is always hypoallergenic, naturally wrinkle-resistant, and easy to care for.