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Becksöndergaard Copenhagen is a Danish fashion accessory brand that amongst others designs scarves, bags, socks as well as knit, underwear and beachwear. Becksöndergaard was established by Lis Beck and Anna Søndergaard. We met during our studies in Copenhagen and encouraged by a strong friendship and an equally strong passion for entrepreneurship, we decided already as students to create a company together one day. 5 years later, in 2003, we realized our dream. We quit our jobs and started Becksöndergaard in a small basement in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen.
From the beginning, our goal was to create an accessory brand for women. We wanted to create designs with a colorful, playful identity and a personal look that will last season after season and can be bought at affordable prices. A One Stop Candy Shop that creates happiness and gives you inspiration.
Becksöndergaards first – and still highly beloved – product was the Granny purse made in genuine eel skin leather. This purse truly personifies our brand – the abundance of clear colors, the unique natural material and its feminine shape, which today has become a Becksöndergaard classic.Today we offer four yearly collections, which include a large assortment of scarves in natural materials like silk, wool, fine cotton and cashmere. Moreover, we design bags and purses in leather, suede, genuine eel skin leather and textiles like corduroy, velvet and bouclé. Our wide selection of socks in various qualities including glitter socks in lurex as well as rainwear, umbrellas, knitwear, gloves, underwear, beach wear, kimonos, shirt dresses, wrap around skirts, belts, hats and sandals.
Our design approach is rooted in our Scandinavia design tradition but we do not limit ourselves to the minimalistic expression of Nordic design. We love colors, contrasts and to tell stories through unique prints that are in the heart of all our collections. Our prints are often hand drawn or made by hand as paper collages. Moreover, we love playing with photos we take on our inspirational trips and convert them into photo prints on scarves and fabric bags.
Our design DNA and approach to everything we do, we best describe as ‘Rebellious Love’. Our designs are personal, unpretentious and often with a playful touch. We want to be an accessible brand that makes you feel welcome. We put an honor in designing each product with love. And we work seriously to offer designs that surprise, make you happy and can be the cherry on the top when you wear them.
Today we are 28 colleagues in our Becksöndergaard family at our head office in Copenhagen. We share strong sense of community, a love for creativity and an urge to create new things. We believe in working intuitively and the entrepreneurial and explorative spirit is still the most important part of our everyday life and culture. Precisely like when it all began in a basement on Nørrebro.
With Rebellious Love,
Lis Beck & Anna Søndergaard