At Amsterdam we are enjoying some lovely summer days these weeks and with a gorgeous hammock Sukha Amsterdam transformed their shop entrance and window with the right vibe to get you in the mood for long Summer nights. I can't wait to finish my patio and hang my own hammock between the trees and listen to the bamboo moving in the wind...
Sukha Amsterdam launched its own label: Atelier Sukha, introducing a varied collection of fashion, accessories and interior items. Sukha means “Joy of Life’ in Sanskrit and that is what you will sense in all of Atelier Sukha’s fabulous products. All made out of pure, and natural materials like wood, wool, linen, cotton and cashmere.
Founders Irene Mertens and Sam IJsbrandy, both designers, travelled to the poorest regions in India and Nepal where they jointly developed the Atelier Sukha product line-up with local communities. Their visits were an instant success with many small handicraft companies now making plaids, rugs, pillows, jerseys, blouses, gloves, but also special items one-off items such as chandeliers.
Atelier Sukha is not about glitter and glamour, nor about bright colors or artificial materials. Only pure and natural elements grown locally following ecological principles are good enough for the label.
Find Sukha Amsterdam at Haarlemmerstraat 110, near central Station and if you are up for a walk in this area have a look at my Amsterdam City Guide.
Pictures © Jeltje Janmaat for Sukha Amsterdam