Aqvarossa is a conscious luxury fashion label founded in Zurich with our design studio in London. We create the finest luxury coats and knitwear with an emphasis on simplicity, quality and sustainability. Each piece is crafted from sumptuous hand selected yarns, including alpaca and merino wool. These are all meticulously sourced by our design team and realised by the carefully chosen producers and partners.
It is in London that our creative team is based, headed up by Creative Director Vera Thordadottir previously of Celine and Hussein Chalayan. From the initial inspiration and designs for each collection to overseeing production and scrutinising finishes in the finest detail, this is where she and her production team ensure that each and every piece is both aesthetically stunning and made in a way that meets their exacting standards.
Our head Office
From our Head Office in Zurich, Christine and her team ensure that though we now have a collection that extends beyond alpaca, the brand is still true to her original ethos of creating a sustainable and conscious luxury fashion brand. Here she oversees the careful sourcing of every single material we use and the close relationships we have formed with the partners and producers who make each collection possible.
Alpaca wool is unparalleled in its superior credentials across both quality and sustainability. Smooth and uniquely silky in texture it is softer than cashmere yet warmer and stronger than lambswool. The alpaca lives high in the South American Andes and has developed a fur with properties that are unmatched to protect against these harsh weather conditions. This means a wool that is not only insulating but also naturally water repellent, breathable and even hypoallergenic. The alpaca yarn we use is baby alpaca this does not mean it comes from baby alpacas but rather is the official term used to describe the highest quality grade of yarn with the finest properties. All of our alpaca wool is sourced from individual farmers who rear small herds that are well cared for and sheared only once per year. They are sourced as part of a network that is both Fair Trade and WRAP certified, ensuring the wellbeing of animals, farmers and their environment.
Our Makers in Peru
Our knitwear is crafted in Peru by a company run by the amazing Mariela, a family business that was originally founded by her mother in the 70s. Their transparent and sustainable system has been a huge inspiration to AQVAROSSA on our journey, showing the possibilities of a close relationship between economic success and social responsibility. They are Fair Trade Certified with production taking place in Lima, Cuzco, Puno and forty small studios throughout Peru. They work closely with the small scale farmers whose alpaca wool they use and create jobs in otherwise remote regions. This ensures proximity to traditional craftsmanship and promotes the preservation of long held skills passed from generation to generation.
Our Makers in Bulgaria
At the helm of production for our outerwear are mother and daughter duo Anna and Dessy. Anna’s wealth of experience going back many decades, first as a designer and later in production mean she is perfectly equipped to ensure each piece is crafted with the utmost attention to detail and care. She now uses this knowledge to champion and oversees a network of trusted small family-run factories across her homeland of Bulgaria. These long-held relationships mean she is able to specifically choose the appropriate makers for each piece depending on their individual areas of expertise resulting in the finest quality of craftsmanship and finish for every garment.
Our Makers in Scotland
The cloth for one of AQVAROSSA'S best sellers, the Séraphine Coat is made in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. This intricate cloth has been made for generations and that is still the case today, with the entire process taking place on the crofts, mills and looms of these remote islands by the traditional artisan methods.