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5 tips to shine with your scarf

Ladies in my entourage have on average more than 10 scarves in their wardrobe. They rarely wear most of them. They simply do not know how. They have a few preferred scarves they always tie in the same way. The result is that they always look the same because they…

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Fulardo steunt Marc Vervenne Fonds

In de blog “ Sjaals met een missie” polste ik naar voorstellen voor een project met maatschappelijke meerwaarde, waar ik met Fulardo aan kan bijdragen. Isabel Penne (zie eerdere blog) wees me op het Marc Vervenne Fonds. Nu had ik zelf heel goede herinneringen aan de contacten met de gewezen…

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Onze Benjamin: de twilly

(Nederlands) Vraag aan tien personen wat een twilly is; negen weten het niet. Leg aan tien mensen uit wat een twilly is en negen merken op: “Ah, dat heb ik al (eens) gezien!”. In marketingland heet het dat de twilly niet top-of-mind is. Nòg niet top-of-mind, zeg ik dan. Want: de…

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Meet Eline De Smedt

Meet Eline De Smedt I live in Rumst, I am the mother of Vinz and ‘plus-mom’ of Nicolas and Xandro. I studied communication and human resources management at the Thomas More and the Odissee college. My career started in an interim office.  After a few years I became HR consultant in…

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Meet Mia Vleminckx

Who is Mia Vleminckx? Well, I was born and raised in Louvain. In the regional hospital Heilig Hart I gave my first cry. Later, I studied at the economic high school Heverlee. My very first job was situated in Brussels, but I longed for Louvain and returned there very quickly.…

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Meet Tine Verhelst

Who is Tine Verhelst? I was born in Ghent and I moved with my family to Louvain at the age of three. I studied economics at KU Leuven and during the first 10 years of my career I was responsible for external contacts and advanced training at UFSAL / KU…

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Meet Isabel Penne

Who is Isabel? I was born in East Flanders and studied German languages at KU Leuven. It was my dream to teach, but the labour market has decided otherwise, and I am not sorry about that. As a consequence of my hostess-job during my study time (my first official shawl…

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The shop is open

Years ago we had a marriage in the family. The bride looked radiant in white with veil. The taxis arrived to pick us up. Just before they stepped into the car, the father and mother of the bride – their only daughter – fell into each others arms and muttered:…

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Meet Lien Geeroms

Who is Lien Geeroms? I am an illustrator who lives and works in Leuven, where I was born and raised. Only for my higher studies I went to Gent for a while. I almost stayed there, but the love of my life attracted me to Leuven. What gives you energy?…

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Silk versus Titanium

Natural systems can inspire us to produce and consume in a sustainable way. That’s what Gunter Pauli, former CEO of Ecover and member of the Club of Rome, shows in his book ‘Blue Economy’. A whole chapter dedicated to silk For centuries, the planting of mulberry trees ensured a fertile…

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How to wear (3) – summertime!

As if we would not believe that the summer has arrived, the weather gods provide us with a state-of-the art heat wave these days. Monday evening I organized a Fulardo workshop at home and, honestly, there was only one place where the heat was bearable: in the back of the…

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“Nice scarf!”

Like the weather, scarves make an excellent topic for social talk. In the Fulardo survey of last winter, one out of five participants added some  additional input. Here’s an anthology of the reactions … Colour “Scarves for an autumn type, warm colours … you do not easily find those colours…

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Scarves with a mission

Between my visits to suppliers, I just wonder about a question someone recently asked me: how do you want to improve the world with your company? I am fully aware of the fact that I won’t move mountains, as a starter. But I do want to move at least some…

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Scarf academy – next workshop 7th of June

Were you unable to attend the first Fulardo workshop in April? Are you looking for an appropriate gift for Mother’s Day? No worries: on June 7th, in the evening, this cosy evening will be organized again. Are you curious what the participants of April 19 found out? Here an anthology…

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How to wear (2) – your spring feeling

Notwithstanding the drop in temperature, it time to prepare your spring wardrobe.   Wool and silk in the fridge? When it’s getting warmer we need a scarf that feels fresh. There are two things to keep in mind. First of all, the raw material: wool and silk feel warmer than linen.…

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Foulard = fou de l’art

Tell me: What is more suitable for the reproduction of a painting than another fabric? People in fashion and in culture are well aware of this. Almond blossoms What would van Gogh say if he saw his work The Almond Blossoms (painted in 1890 on the occasion of the birth…

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Scarf academy starts 19th of April

All my life I’ve been involved in training, and I gladly apply my insights to the Fulardo workshops. Learning2Gthr Already in secondary school my friend and I studied together every Saturday. It started with scientific drawing (I remember the ink-spots we tried to remove with a razor blade:-(). Next we held an interactive…

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How to wear it (1) – your gut feeling

Do you know Iris Apfel? This 95 years young fashion and interior designer is a style icon in New York! One of her many remarkable quotes is quite appropriate for our subject today: “When we were small children we all played dress-up and everybody had a great time. So why…

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Healing scarf 😉

Today I share an emotional scarfstory-with-a-quip, heard on a Acerta workshop ‘Start to change’. When Jane worked at her former company for some months, her boss gave her a scarf. A colourful scarf with lots of fringes: he thought that suited her perfectly. “Lucky you!” her friends shouted in unison. “Wow” sighed her daughter. But…

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Long live the KUK!

Long live KUK! When I worked at SD Worx (it’s been a while, I admit) my colleague Marleen and I developped a nice habit as we were heading to a client; we did the KUK. Do you know the KUK? KUK was a self-invented acronym that stood for: Ken (know).…

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I love scarves

I am Tine and I love scarves. The art of wrapping a simple piece of fabric that makes you feel comfortable and attractive. The beauty of the design and color combinations. The soft touch that its material offers you.  When did it start? My memory and the family album show…

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Masters of body wrap

Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinating by the art of wrap. Exploring the fist aid kit and learning to apply different types of bandage was one of my favourite pastimes. Later, when I took a course in fashion design, my first project was a bandage dress. A perfect…

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