About Tapis Noir

Tapis Noir was founded by Mads Lehn Kruse in 2020.

The brand brings together Lehn Kurse’s expierence as an art director and his personal interest in interiors and antique textiles to produce beautiful silk scarves.

Tapis Noir’s silk scarves are timeless pieces that combine historic textiles and original new prints. The scarves are handmade by skilled artisans that specialise in silk scarves to bring together craftsmanship and quality.

Lehn Kruses admiration for arts and crafts shines through in the well-made, decorative and ever-lasting timeless pieces of silk scarves. 

Brand Ethos

Timelessness, quality and craftsmanship are core values at Tapis Noir. Oh, and add to that, a sustainability philosophy beyond the usual as Tapis Noir has no seasonal collections, no sale and no overproduction. 

What’s not to like?

The comarché framework

Product lifecycle

Brand sustainability

Tapis Noir was founded on the basis of bringing together quality and craftsmanship.

Their approach to sustainability is prudent. All Tapis Noir scarves are created to be worn long into the future.

The scarves are made from hand-stitched quality silk twill and crepe de chine that are designed on the basis of timelessness. All the pieces that are created at Tapis Noir are an addition to their fixed range of scarves. No new collections, no sales and no seasons. The classical pieces live outside of the seasonal fashion system and are instead items that never go out style.

 

The scarves are made by hand and the quality is exceptional so they can last for many years. Tapis Noir values small scale production and all scarves are produced in a single factory in China with decent work conditions. Hang Tags, postcards, shipping bags, and flyers are sustainably produced in England. For instance, the shipping bags are made of corn starch and are compostable.

 

The Comarché Notes

A brand with no seasonal collections, no sale and no overproduction? The sustainability philosophies of Tapis Noir are indeed sweet music to our ears and we truly admire them! A warm welcome in a mass-producing fashion. Hurray!

Certifications, councils and pacts

The Brand does not work with any registered certifications. Neither on brand level nor in relation to one or more phases in the Product Life Cycle as depicted in the Comarche Framework.
See here for more information on the framework.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The Brand does not work actively with the Sustainable Development Goals yet.
See all Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations here.

Sustainable highlights on brand level

  • This indicates that the brand has actively sought out Fair Working Conditions for the producers of its product(s).

Product Lifecycle

Design

The Design Phase is a crucial part of determining a product’s sustainable capabilities. We’ve chosen to highlight a few genius steps that enable a sustainable product right from the beginning.

    Material & Material Extraction

    The materials used for a certain product and how these materials come to life are of crucial importance to the sustainable capabilities we seek in products.

      Transportation of Materials

      This step relates to the transportation of the raw materials from when they are first obtained (harvested etc.) to the production site. Obviously, the closer to the production site, the better.

        Production

        Obviously, the production of a certain product has an impact on the overall level of sustainability. Luckily, many manufacturers have now taken steps towards more sustainable production methods.

          Packaging

          How a brand chooses to package its products will have a significant influence of the carbon impact from packaging and transportation.

            Distribution

            This step relates to the distribution of products when they have been produced. Obviously, the closer to the brand’s warehouse, the better.

              Usage

              How you choose to use and take care of a product has a bigger impact than you think. Just think about how much longer a shirt lasts if it has been washed in the right way.

                End of life

                At this step, there is no way out and we have to find some way of discarding our product. How we discard a product will significantly influence the opportunity of reusing materials used.

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