Carl-David Hagerbonn left a long career in the finance industry
to challenge existing norms in an industry that needs to change.
The goal with The True and Elegant Movement – TREEM – was for it to be a brand true all the way with a strong and passionate ambition, to create a sustainable and ethical brand with a design aim to create inner strength to the wearer, to the long run creates a positive difference not only to the wearer, but to the whole world.
The aim is to positively disrupt an industry that is unsustainable and reliant on fast fashion – instead TREEM wants to be a leader and inspirer for responsible and meaningful fashion & business as a whole. The company rests on three important pillars; sustainability, equality and good working conditions, three factors that 99% of the industry unfortunately does not care about as of today.
The above – TREEM’s willpower – is shown in the “Raw Elegance” design language, with a sincere aim to bring out the strength and determination to create positive change. “I have met many interesting people through my traveling and living in different countries, what strikes me is that their personality is often a combination of” rawness “and” elegance. “The passionate strength, determination and closed fist in the pocket is neccessary to go all the way when something has changed – the rawness sparks this. But equally important is that at the same time, you treat the people and situations you meet in an elegant, kind and positive way as possible . “
The expression of raw elegance is also nurtured out of inspiration from the Nordic nature with it’s fantastic mountains, forests and sharp rivers and lakes. Closely related in it’s language is also Nordic mythology and especially the god of thunder Thor and his double-hammer, a symbol of strength, determination and ambition to defend his world. TREEM also strongly believes we have to take action and like Thor defend our world – with humanity, love and care for our nature.