Baum und Pferdgarten was birthed in Copenhagen in 1999 by Rikke Baumgarten & Helle Hestehave, who had just graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Design. They created the brand name as an interplay between their surnames, and it reflects the dualistic playfulness, which is also echoed in their design. Their collections are filled with clashing contrasts, strong colours and memorable prints as the fundamental design DNA.
The founding Creative Directors, Rikke Baumgarten and Helle Hestehave have helped the brand sharpen its vision towards a greener future and create a platform from which other brands in the fashion industry can learn more about sustainable supply chains and transparency around sustainability targets.
These include promoting the use of recycled fabrications and implementing recycled packaging where possible. As of 2020 25% of sustainable cellulose and cotton were used throughout their forward thinking products along with 50% recycled polyester and 50% Oekotex trim with the mission of 100% use with the above by 2024. Each forward thinking product is distinct with a unique Baum und Pferdgarten swing tag.
By 2020 25% of their suppliers have lived up to Oeko-tex® Standard 100 as a minimum with 100% set by 2024. 100% of their suppliers have signed a CoC & Human rights policy contract. You can read more here
To continuously improve and push towards better solutions you will see Baum und Pferdgarten implement the use of natural and certified organic sourcing of hemp, line and cottons with the aim to increase the recyclability of products significantly and to do this, they prioritise using materials that can be recycled on a commercial scale while avoid using mixed fibres. In 2020 100% of their suppliers have signed their Code of Conduct and Human Rights policy. The obligation towards fair treatment goes for every living being in their supply chain, and when animals are part of their production, they make sure that they are treated with dignity with the use of their Animal Welfare Policy.