Are your products really sewn to order?
Yes. Bemz products are most often hand cut and always individually sewn by our experienced European seamstresses. Once produced, they’re shipped home to you. This kind of quality takes time and the whole process takes up to four weeks.
Tell me more about your fabrics...
Bemz offers a wide range and variety of quality fabrics. In our collections you’ll find over 150 different solid and printed designs from established as well as up and coming designers. Our fabrics are made with a focus on 100% natural fibres and are available in a dozen different fabric qualities - from cotton to velvet to pure washed linen.
What is the Bemz design philosophy?
Design is at the heart of everything we do at Bemz - from our fabric designs to our range of colours. Our style is Scandinavian and is influenced by our Swedish design heritage, from the way we mix colours and palettes to the textiles that inspire us. We work with many different design influences and design trends but we always interpret it from our Scandinavian perspective.
In keeping with our dedication to design, we've chosen to either produce our own fabrics - designed exclusively in house - or to source the very best from established or up-and-coming designers. We work with well-known textile designers from around the world – both contemporary and historical – and we are proud to represent their designs as an important part of the Bemz textile collection.
Part of our Scandinavian perspective means that we focus on natural materials that have a strong tradition in Swedish homes such as cotton and linen. These fabrics are very close to the soul of a Swedish house.
How does your production process work?
The Bemz production process starts with sourcing fabrics. Then many steps happen before they are cut and sewn into Bemz products; from cleaning and washing and preshrinking to dyeing, printing, finishing, cutting, sewing, quality assurance, inspection and shipping. All these processes are managed from our global head office in Stockholm, Sweden. When selecting our production partners, we use a very strict selection criteria. We call it ‘narrow and deep’. We choose a small number of key partners and grow a deep relationship with them in order to create a symbiosis. This results in a more integrated and efficient supply chain process, which in turn delivers better quality control and creates better quality products.
How do you source your fabrics?
We source fabrics around the world, looking for the best producers of durable, natural textiles that are suited to our products. Today we work with fabric producers in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Turkey and Pakistan amongst others. Our requirements are unique and our quality demands are tough so finding the right partners takes hard work. We are very proud of our textile partners, and the quality that they produce.
Where do you dye and print your fabrics?
Today we do the majority of our dyeing and all of our printing at a print factory in Sweden – in an area that's been known for its textile industry since the 17th century. We've chosen our printing partner for their commitment to quality and their understanding of our production requirements.
How are your products sewn?
Bemz works closely with sewing partners in the Baltic region. We've chosen to work with sewing partners within the European Union in order to have access to the strict regulations on quality control and employee rights provided by EU business requirements.
Our products are each individually sewn by our sewing partners. Many Bemz products are even hand cut by the seamstresses to ensure the quality of our finished products. For example, some printed textiles require hand cutting and hand matching of individual textile pieces in order to ensure that the pattern is well represented in the final product. Your Bemz products are truly “one of a kind” and custom produced.
How do you control quality and logistics?
We have our own Logistics Centre in the Baltics. Bemz staff is responsible for quality control, inventory management, liaison with the sewing factories and shipping of the final products to our customers. At the end of the Bemz production chain, Bemz staff has the final eye on your product and ensures that you receive the best quality product on time.