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Rosanne Bergsma shoe designer Arnhem
ETHOS

We love to live close to nature. Following a pure and simple live, we favour essential goods that compliment the lives and pursuits of people. Influenced by craftwear we distill and refine our designs into a timeless and ongoing collection of shoes and accessories.

We are making timeless and high quality products through excellent craftsmanship and well thought-out functionality. Products that are designed to last, and that are made in a responsible way. We choose to produce on order so we can focus on the essentials. In this way we save the environment from overproduction.

We work with the best and purest materials that respect people and planet. Our material suppliers are key players, they share our vision of the world and believe that production of design-products must be combined with ethics. 

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ABOUT VEG TANNED LEATHER
Tanning involves either the vegetable or the chrome method. Chrome tanning uses a chemical solution and can be completed in one day. The process of chrome tanning creates toxic wastewater that has detrimental environmental impact. Vegetable tanning uses natural tannings like tree bark and can take many months. Veg tan is one of the oldest methods of tanning known to man. Vegetable Tanning remains the most classic, traditional and recognizable, and the closest to the condition of nature, the most respectful of ecology and the most suitable to combine comfort and uniqueness of products. One of the main characteristics of this skin is that the more it is used, the more beautiful it becomes. Vegetable leather can age with the passing of time, modifying itself, changing color slightly and acquiring a unique appearance. The products are transforming into real ones reliable, unique and long-lasting companions, who remind us of adventures.
Rosanne Bergsma sustainable

NATURE KNOWS BEST

The materials we work with are a gift of nature. As such, we are protectors of our personal environment and the planet as a whole. That’ s why we create minimal timeless pieces that can be worn for years. Minimising waste and prioritising health.

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

All products are handmade out of the best and most sustainable materials. We produce on order so we can focus on the essentials. Our products stand out by their long service life due to excellent handcraft and well-thought-out functionality. We can replace parts and offer repairing service.

GROWTH OF LOCAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

We produce 100% in the Netherlands. In our own studio and with the help of skilled craftsman. In this way we support (local-) craftsmanship, that in many ways is about to be forgotten and stimulate economic growth of the local community.

NATURE KNOWS BEST

The materials we work with are a gift of nature. As such, we are protectors of our personal environment and the planet as a whole. That’ s why we create minimal timeless pieces that can be worn for years. Minimising waste and prioritising health.

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

All products are handmade out of the best and most sustainable materials. We produce on order so we can focus on the essentials. Our products stand out by their long service life due to excellent handcraft and well-thought-out functionality. We can replace parts and offer repairing service.

GROWTH OF LOCAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

We produce 100% in the Netherlands. In our own studio and with the help of skilled craftsman. In this way we support (local-) craftsmanship, that in many ways is about to be forgotten and stimulate economic growth of the local community.

ABOUT ROSANNE BERGSMA-JAGERSMA
Her passion for shoes and craftsmanship started in the second year of the product design study at ArtEZ in Arnhem. After 5 years she finished the study cum laude, with an amazing collection of boots. Instead of going to London to the Art Academy which some people advised her to apply for, she decided to setup her own store, Rosanne Bergsma maatschoenen (bespoke shoes). That came out really well, she made shoes for some famous dutch people like, Matthijs van Nieuwkerk and Claudia de Breij. She worked on productions and prototypes for Iris van Herpen and Pauline van Dongen. Fashion designer Elsien Gringhuis loves to use her shoes for photoshoots. Since Rosanne Bergsma got kids (2015, Benjamin) and (2018, Eden). Work came on second place for a while. Together with her husband who is a photographer they put the week in half. So the kids could spent time home till an age of 2/3 years. Getting kids also put a stamp on her work. Rosanne put focus on the things that really matter. Timeless pieces, things which last long and can be repaired. Materials from nature and processed in a way to keep the environment in good condition. She decided to widen her range of products and create an essential collection, made by Studio Rosanne Bergsma. Because Rosanne loves to make things which are functional and pleasing for the eye.
STORE AND WORKSHOP

Made to order

All items are produced on demand, not before you order them. In this way we save the environment from over-production. All items are specially made for each customer.

Shopping experience

The shop is based on the same principle. The customer orders the product they want and the production gets started.  In our store you will find samples of our timeless and ongoing collection, which you can try on. If you decide to buy an item, we will take your order and the production will start. The pick up time will varies and depends on the product you order.

Please stop by and learn more about the stories behind the products there and in our online shop.

Hire the workshop

The workshop can be hired for 75 EUR a day. Please send an email for reservation.

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