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CLOTHES SHOES ACCESSORIES

OUR STORY

cph
cph stands for Copenhagen, for hygge (Danish for cozy and comfortable), for the good life.

cph and the Danish fashion industry
cph started more than 20 years ago showcasing the collections of the young Danish fashion designers of the turn of the millennium (the reason for the name cph). Hardly anyone in Switzerland knew them at the time but they had created a name for themselves internationally. Success is always an insidious thing. Within a decade these stars reached their zenith and disappeared from the scene and the Danish fashion industry was increasingly caught up in the maelstrom of fast fashion and cheap production in China and elsewhere in the Far East. The vast majority of Danish labels still remain chained to this vile system. There are as always wonderful exceptions like Henrik Vibskov who will soon be showing in cph.

KLÆR – by Mette Jensen – Danish design – MADE IN SWITZERLAND
With things as they were Mette decided to return to her vocation as a fashion designer (she is a graduate of the renovated Kolding Designskole in Denmark) and create her own Danish Design collections. KLÆR (Danish for ‘dressed’) aims to knit fabulous, long-lasting design and quality with sustainability. These are the globally known and loved Danish Design values. KLÆR is the essence of the quintessential Scandinavian style and is inspired by the iconic trends of the last decades – an effortless wardrobe for all the different roles  of the modern woman.

KLÆR and sustainability
Almost the entire KLÆR value chain is located in Switzerland. Design office in Bern, pattern making in Zurich Oberland and KLÆR is sewn almost exclusively (KLÆR knitwear is made in Italy by a small family business – father, mother, 2 sons) in Switzerland. This is our  contribution to the preservation of jobs and know-how in Switzerland and there is this wonderful side effect: the elimination of long transport routes which contribute significantly to global warming.

When we started KLÆR, we had to ask ourselves where and how to source materials. We came across the alarming fact that 20% of the world’s water pollution is caused by the fashion industry. How then be a part of the solution, not part of the problem?  We came to discover the left-over or entirely unused fabrics of luxury houses. We buy these fantastic materials, which means we literally rescue and breathe beautiful new life into them. This is a perfect win-win.

100% sustainability?
There is no such thing as 100% sustainability, but we have come unexpectedly far on our journey in reaching that goal. The limited KLÆR editions  are now enthusiastically received, especially because of the incomparably good price-performance ratio for a sustainable product and a product MADE IN SWITZERLAND.

cph and Corona
The pandemic is still shaping our daily lives. The world we live in is unpredictable. It is no one’s fault. We are grateful that you have not forgotten us, grateful for all those who make cph and KLÆR still possible. A miracle indeed!

We looking forward to welcoming you in cph-Berne or cph-Zurich.

Sincerely

Mette, Johnson and the cph-team

PS: Guest labels in cph-Bern and cph-Zurich. KLÆR in cph-Berne and cph-Zurich and Webstore (currently being reorganized)

WHO WE ARE

cph
cph stands for Copenhagen, for hygge (Danish for cozy and comfortable), for the good life.

cph and the Danish fashion industry
cph started more than 20 years ago showcasing the collections of the young Danish fashion designers of the turn of the millennium (the reason for the name cph). Hardly anyone in Switzerland knew them at the time but they had created a name for themselves internationally. Success is always an insidious thing. Within a decade these stars reached their zenith and disappeared from the scene and the Danish fashion industry was increasingly caught up in the maelstrom of fast fashion and cheap production in China and elsewhere in the Far East. The vast majority of Danish labels still remain chained to this vile system. There are as always wonderful exceptions like Henrik Vibskov who will soon be showing in cph.

KLÆR – by Mette Jensen – Danish design – MADE IN SWITZERLAND
With things as they were Mette decided to return to her vocation as a fashion designer (she is a graduate of the renovated Kolding Designskole in Denmark) and create her own Danish Design collections. KLÆR (Danish for ‘dressed’) aims to knit fabulous, long-lasting design and quality with sustainability. These are the globally known and loved Danish Design values. KLÆR is the essence of the quintessential Scandinavian style and is inspired by the iconic trends of the last decades – an effortless wardrobe for all the different roles  of the modern woman.

KLÆR and sustainability
Almost the entire KLÆR value chain is located in Switzerland. Design office in Bern, pattern making in Zurich Oberland and KLÆR is sewn almost exclusively (KLÆR knitwear is made in Italy by a small family business – father, mother, 2 sons) in Switzerland. This is our  contribution to the preservation of jobs and know-how in Switzerland and there is this wonderful side effect: the elimination of long transport routes which contribute significantly to global warming.

When we started KLÆR, we had to ask ourselves where and how to source materials. We came across the alarming fact that 20% of the world’s water pollution is caused by the fashion industry. How then be a part of the solution, not part of the problem?  We came to discover the left-over or entirely unused fabrics of luxury houses. We buy these fantastic materials, which means we literally rescue and breathe beautiful new life into them. This is a perfect win-win.

100% sustainability?
There is no such thing as 100% sustainability, but we have come unexpectedly far on our journey in reaching that goal. The limited KLÆR editions  are now enthusiastically received, especially because of the incomparably good price-performance ratio for a sustainable product and a product MADE IN SWITZERLAND.

cph and Corona
The pandemic is still shaping our daily lives. The world we live in is unpredictable. It is no one’s fault. We are grateful that you have not forgotten us, grateful for all those who make cph and KLÆR still possible. A miracle indeed!

We looking forward to welcoming you in cph-Berne or cph-Zurich.

Sincerely

Mette, Johnson and the cph-team

PS: Guest labels in cph-Bern and cph-Zurich. KLÆR in cph-Berne and cph-Zurich and Webstore (currently being reorganized)

DISCOVER AW 21

IN STORES NOW. WEBSTORE UNDER REMODELING

DISCOVER
AW 21

IN STORES NOW.
WEBSTORE UNDER REMODELING

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METTE
Bern

500 applicants for a class of 12 at the Kolding Designskole. Mette was one of the twelve they chose. After her time at Kolding Mette worked in London, Paris and Copenhagen as a Fashion Designer. She brings an expertise to cph which is quite unique

Works in Bern mostly Saturdays

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SILVIA
Bern

Silvia has years of experience in the fashion world and a love for people. These qualities make her the best fashion adviser you could find. 

Works in Bern Mondays to Fridays

I like

the ocean outside my parent’s home; modern art; a thriller and my bed when it is cold and wet; popcorn and jelly bears; coriander and chillies; forget-me-nots and lavender; Miles Davis

I like

skiing, salty stuff, a cold afterwork beer, hiking in the Swiss Alps, barbecues at the river Sense

I dislike

hair bands, being late, arrogance

I dislike

hot food, black coffee, seafood, temperatures above 30, uncertainty

mette-2020

METTE
Bern

500 applicants for a class of 12 at the Kolding Designskole. Mette was one of the twelve they chose. After her time at Kolding Mette worked in London, Paris and Copenhagen as a Fashion Designer. She brings an expertise to cph which is quite unique

Works in Bern mostly Saturdays

I like

the ocean outside my parent’s home; modern art; a thriller and my bed when it is cold and wet; popcorn and jelly bears; coriander and chillies; forget-me-nots and lavender; Miles Davis

I dislike

hair bands, being late, arrogance

silvia-2020

SILVIA
Bern

Silvia has years of experience in the fashion world and a love for people. These qualities make her the best fashion adviser you could find. 

Works in Bern Mondays to Fridays

I like

skiing, salty stuff, a cold afterwork beer, hiking in the Swiss Alps, barbecues at the river Sense

I dislike

hot food, black coffee, seafood, temperatures above 30, uncertainty

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JOHNSON
Zurich

At university the questions we asked were kind of all up in the head. Then, years later I started to work in our store in Zurich and the questions were now hardly of the intellectual kind but questions of the heart. How do you love people, especially the unpleasant ones? What is the opposite of beauty? I don’t think it’s ugliness, it’s sadness!

Works in Zurich Saturdays

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ABETARE
Zurich

After commercial school Abetare decided to pursue a career in fashion. Her love for fashion, trends and textiles led her to a bachelor’s degree in Textiles Business Management.

Works in Zurich Mondays to Fridays

I like

the Bible, Dostojevski, Shakespeare, Denmark, train journeys, shade, singing at  funerals

I like

the scent of rain on a hot summer day, fresh grass under my feet after a long, cold winter, sunsets, fashion and art classics, red wine

I dislike

swimming, temperatures above 25

I dislike

umbrellas, tights, dill and truffle, auto-correction

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JOHNSON
Zurich

At university the questions we asked were kind of all up in the head. Then, years later I started to work in our store in Zurich and the questions were now hardly of the intellectual kind but questions of the heart. How do you love people, especially the unpleasant ones? What is the opposite of beauty? I don’t think it’s ugliness, it’s sadness!

Works in Zurich Saturdays

I like

the Bible, Dostojevski, Shakespeare, Denmark, train journeys, shade, singing at  funerals

I dislike

swimming, temperatures above 25

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ABETARE
Zurich

After commercial school Abetare decided to pursue a career in fashion. Her love for fashion, trends and textiles led her to a bachelor’s degree in Textiles Business Management.

Works in Zurich Mondays to Fridays

I like

the scent of rain on a hot summer day, fresh grass under my feet after a long, cold winter, sunsets, fashion and art classics, red wine

I dislike

umbrellas, tights, dill and truffle, auto-correction

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THE CPH BLOG

FROM SEASON TO SEASON –  IN WORDS AND IMAGES

THE CPH BLOG

FROM SEASON TO SEASON – IN WORDS AND IMAGES

VOLUMINOUS COATS AND CHUNKY BOOTS?

VISIT US IN BERN OR ZURICH
FOR EXPERT ADVICE
PERSONALLY TAILORED FOR YOU

VOLUMINOUS COATS AND CHUNKY BOOTS?

VISIT US
IN BERN OR ZURICH
FOR EXPERT ADVICE
PERSONALLY TAILORED
FOR YOU

NEWS FROM US ABOUT YELLOW THE IN COLOR AND ABOUT DRESSING AND LIVING AND OTHER FASCINATING STUFF

NEWS FROM US ABOUT YELLOW THE IN COLOR AND ABOUT DRESSING AND LIVING AND OTHER FASCINATING STUFF

CPH Bern

Legal Notice

cph by Jensen Eliezer + Co
Kramgasse 30
3011 Bern
+41 31 312 06 40

Montag – Freitag: 10.00 – 18.30
Samstag: 10:00 – 17:00

CPH Zürich

cph by Jensen Eliezer + Co
Schifflände 30
8001 Zurich
+41 44 252 73 73

Montag – Freitag: 11:00 – 19:00
Samstag: 11:00 – 18:00

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