Archivist Studio by MARTAN BV
E.M. Forster once said, “the four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race”.
A night in one of London’s luxury hotels and the satisfaction of superb bedsheets sparked our curiosity. We asked ourselves: “what is the lifecycle of luxury hotel bed sheets?”
We discovered that the comfort of said bedsheets is guaranteed through a meticulous and wasteful process. Realising that luxury hotel textiles get discarded at any sign of wear and tear was the beginning of Archivist Studio.
As we believe in good taste and the human race, we decided it was time to reduce the 10 million kilos of European hotel linen that end up in a landfill annually. It was time to save the outstanding fabric that was destined to be destroyed and give it a second life. It was time to upcycle luxury hotel bed linen into timeless and genderless garments. It was time for Archivist Studio.