Studio Elsien Gringhuis is a high-end, sustainable label with a focus on the essence of clothing. Timeless, clean, chic and minimalistic, with innovative details. High end products with quality in cuts, fabrics and finish.

We no longer create completely new collections every season but we design a basic collection which we call “BOOKS”. These books will be complemented regularly by a number of styles, so-called “chapters”. The individual items remain as long as the fabrics are available. We follow our own rhythm.

„We need black to be able to see the white. And vice versa. “ 
new designs beyond black and white thinking


Nothing is as black and white as it seems – the duality in today’s society is the theme of the summer collection 2017. The black and white thinking, which does not allow nuances and holds social risks, are critically encountered with a combination of extremes: black meets white, hard tones on soft tones and shades of dark blue and beige, sky blue and nude. Innovative silhouettes on clean, angular cuts allow modest, intelligent and detailed fashion to arise. The designs remain in the context of sustainable ideas. Reduce waste to a minimum, 100% local production and quality GOTS certified organic materials are firmly anchored in our corporate philosophy.


the designer

Elsien Gringhuis (1980), graduated Cum Laude at the academy of visual arts in Arnhem (ArtEZ). She won the Createurope in Berlin, the Mittelmoda in Italy and was nominated for the Frans Molenaar-award. In 2009 Elsien presented her first collection during the Amsterdam Fashion Week. In 2011 she won the Green Fashion Competition and in 2012 the Fair Luxury Award. She lives and works in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

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the company

Studio Elsien Gringhuis was founded in 2009. After winning several awards and being the market leader of high-end sustainable fashion, the studio expands. We sell in The Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. Despite of that we stay personal, professional and modest. Those are our core values. We build long- term relationships with partners and customers. Along with business-partner Simon Angel they try to expend their network of like-minded clients and partners.



I appreciate the pure simplicity of the collection. The design is very minimal, but still absolutely contemporary, without being trendy at all. The quality of the fabric and the handcraft ist very good, so the garments will definitely be favorites for many years to come.