GUAVE and el.résidu are joining forces as we both share the same mission:

Slow down the pace of fashion and revalue the authentic craftsmanship

Looking for colorful, unique and bold pieces? Free welcome to step by at our POP UP STORE at the Kloosterstraat 177 in Antwerp from the 1st to 6th of August 2023.

Guava (founded by Romee and Myrthe) and el.residue are both brands based in Amsterdam and work in different ways, but find each other in the same mission: to make the (fashion) world a better and more conscious place.
From a background in fashion and textiles, where they saw that this industry was anything but fair and transparent, they decided to do things differently.

GUAVE is a slow fashion label that focuses on handmade Javanese batik from Indonesia in their designs. The unique batiks are made by talented batik makers in Java, and then translated into contemporary designs and custom made items. These are produced with a lot of love in their studio in Amsterdam. In this way they want to contribute to the preservation of this special craft, and to introduce it to as many people as possible.

Ella (founder of el.residu) only uses so-called 'dead stock' or vintage materials and gives them a second life by turning them into unique items. In this way, she wants to contribute to reducing the large mountain of textile waste that we are faced with worldwide. In addition, she shines her light on the makers in India so that each piece of clothing tells an ethical story and regains the value that clothing should have in her eyes.

Romée, Myrthe and Ella decided to join forces to take their mission to a new level – even across the Dutch border, to Antwerp. From the Kloosterstraat 177, the beautiful collections will be for sale from 01-08-23 to 06-08-23.

What you can expect is a true color party of the most beautiful Javanese batik fabrics from GUAVE and vintage saris and suzani fabrics from India from el.residue .

''All three of us share a preference for the authentic crafts and history that can be found within the cultures of these two special Asian countries. Many techniques and designs can be found in the current fashion image, but it has completely lost its value. By going back to the origins and passing this on to our customers, we hope that this will create an awareness with which we can change the fashion industry, for the better! '' – Ella

Don't miss out! There is limited stock and each item is unique.

While enjoying a drink and a snack, you have time to admire and try on all the items. We are enthusiastically ready to inform and advise you, See you there?