BASTET NOIR CREATES FOR WOMEN WHO ARE NOT AFRAID TO ROAR, SPEAK UP, MOTIVATE AND EMPOWER.
EACH BASTET NOIR'S GARMENT IS ETHICALLY PRODUCED BY AN ARTISAN SEAMSTRESS. AS WOMEN WE LOVE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND APPRECIATE HANDMADE TECHNIQUES, THAT'S WHY WE MAKE SURE ALL THE FINE DETAILS ARE HAND STITCHED, RESPONSIBLY PRODUCED AND DIVERSE. IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE PROCESS IN MORE DETAILS CHECK THE
CHARITIES WE SUPPORT
JULY 2020 - WE ESTABLISHED A SPECIAL FUND FOR OUR SMALL COMMUNITY OF WOMEN SINGLE PARENTS. EVERY TIP YOU DONATE GOES DIRECTLY TO THE WOMAN WHO MAKES YOUR ITEM.
MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE ONE WOMAN AT A TIME.
BECAUSE WE GIVE A DAMN!
Each and every Bastet Noir garment is produced to shoppers’ exact measurements using discarded natural-fiber materials. Specializing in dresses, suiting, and outerwear, the female-owned brand makes its pieces to order in North Macedonia, Europe, offering employment opportunities to women single parents and micro-entrepreneurs. Deadstock cupro, cotton, cashmere, linen, wool, and silk are its preferred fibers.
The long is allowed but with a rule No big white dresses : to be clear, princess style wedding dresses (or “Lady Diana” style) are not recommended. A more slender garment that slides along the body or is the couture version of a classic, such as a sheath dress or a midi model, is more suitable for the civil ceremony. This does not mean that we must give up the long: voluminous or fluffy skirts, trains of several meters and important fabrics (such as mikado) are to be discarded in favor of slipped silk, voile and lace. The tail is discreet and barely hinted at.
Zero-waste label Bastet Noir tailors each garment from dead stock materials that have been discarded by other fashion companies in their local community. Pieces are produced in North Macedonia by a community of single-parent, female artisans. The brand has recently set up The Women Fund, where seamstresses are provided financial relief due to the impact of the Pandemic.
BASTET NOIR offers custom-made clothing manufactured by women in Macedonia, ensuring that every purchase contributes to the welfare and education of these women and their children. Find most items in sizes 36 to 42, or in custom sizing.
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BASTET NOIR offers custom-made clothing manufactured by women
"Select a made-to-order Wangari blazer ($219) by zero-waste clothing label Bastet Noir and you’ll get a custom jacket created with discarded materials (aka deadstock) made by a community of single mothers in North Macedonia. The entire profit then will be reinvested to fund the growth of women-owned businesses there and will support the education of the mothers’ offspring in a country where the average monthly income is less than $300."
“All of Bastet Noir’s pieces are custom made using deadstock materials, which means they’re all earth-friendly.”
Daniela Milosheska founded Bastet Noir to be a sustainable, zero-waste clothing label whose designs are made to order specifically to client measurements (and are still affordable). Their clothing items that are made from 100% cotton or linen will up your Zoom meeting game, but will offer the right amount of breathability the next time you travel somewhere with a warm climate. Be sure to look at their Lampe and Diane dresses, as well as the Pentha jumpsuit.
@bastetnoir creates bespoke pieces for your wardrobe that suit your personal style and designed to fit you perfectly. They believe in responsible fashion and have established a no-waste policy. Each item is made to order to reduce waste and promote sustainability. A small, local community of women manufacture these items, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint—and the materials are sourced from deadstock fabrics! Every three months Bastet Noir focuses on a cause or charity to support which they donate a portion of their profits!
I love when a dress mimics art, and that's definitely the case with this made-to-order sustainable dress from Bastet Noir. I love every aspect of how this dress is designed. From the adaptable bow straps and the semi-sweetheart neckline to the wraparound skirt, it's the dreamiest dress I've ever owned. - Jasmine Fox-Suliaman
"This environmental-friendly brand creates custom-made clothing manufactured in Macedonia by women single parents and micro entrepreneurs. Its localized factories help to decrease the carbon footprint in the production and supply chain. “Changing our society for the better one woman at a time, because we give a damn!”, Bastet Noir structured a fund that allows customers to leave a tip that is donated directly to the studio where your clothes were made. We find this one of the more intriguing partnerships between customer and creators (because we give a damn!) "
Bastet Noir is a zero-waste, sustainable, and ethical brand that designs and produces pieces from discarded materials. The garments are sewed by a community of single parents, in North Macedonia, and the entire profit is invested in making the growth of these women and support their children with education.
There’s no better feeling in the world than taking the time to sit down and reflect on what you’ve done in three years, who you’ve become and how you’ve evolved as a person. It’s the best feeling in the world, and that’s what makes the hard days durable and sometimes even annoyingly fun.
Dani is the founder of Bastet Noir. She holds a fashion and luxury management masters degree from SKEMA University in France. With previous experience in event management, Daniela has collaborated with the world’s leading PR professionals, among which Colleen Harris the PR of Prince Charles and Prince William and Harry. Prior to founding Bastet Noir, she's been working as a business focus researcher for the ethical fashion platform, Common Objective in London. She's a published author of a chapter about the electric luxury vehicles Tesla Motors, in a book about Luxury Management trends. Storyteller, fashion lover, relentless dreamer and entrepreneur at heart, Dani tries to juggle two businesses, as being an owner of Coffice, a small coworking space and founder of Bastet Noir. Sometimes it works, other times not so much, but
Designer & Stylist
A stylist turned fashion designer, Milena has been working in the fashion industry for more than 10 years, assuming various roles from styling to quality control to designing. Her background in fashion production for brands such as Loewe, Erdem and Balenciaga has enabled her to develop a sharp eye for details, which is exactly what makes her one hell of a designer. When not working, Mici, as we all love to call her here at Bastet Noir is quite the social butterfly. She's a citizen of the world, enjoys reading books and likes spoiling her closest people with wild gifts.
Elena is a final year student of English Language and Literature, with an unhealthy addiction to social media (like most Gen Z). She's in charge for all the marketing activities for Bastet Noir. She loves writing about anything and everything on her blog, as well as finding little hobbies that will keep her eyes as far away from a screen as possible. When she's not working you will probably find her enjoying a cup of coffee (strictly to-go) and hanging out with her friends, or a book - depending on the mood.
Mila is a student at the Fashion institute "Izet Curi" in Skopje, North Macedonia. For Bastet Noir she is in charge for production partnerships, customer service and assisting the team with everything and anything. She is learning about the business and want's to eventually start her own brand, so this job gives her the perfect opportunity. In her free time she practices aerial sling, goes to concerts and binge watches TV series.
Photographer & Graphic Designer
As an official photographer and graphic designer for Bastet Noir, Monika is in charge for all the photoshoots, from the set up, to the photoshoot, all the way to the final production of every photo that goes up on the website. When not working for Bastet Noir, she is enjoying being a mom of the cutest girl and working on her own brand that sells essentials for new moms and babies. In her free time she's also a world class, kick ass illustrator whose work has been featured in the Oprah Magazine and Elle Germany.
All of Bastet Noir’s pieces are custom made using deadstock materials, which means they’re all earth-friendly.
Beautiful, exquisite, made-to-order specific to my measurements haute couture! Made, shipped and delivered expeditiously. Will be ordering more in the future! Thank you :-)
Beti and team were amazing to communicate with and did a tailored dress according to my measurements. The first shipment out got lost as it was during the time of the pandemic breakout, but Beti immediately made another dress and DHL-Ed it over without charging me. It’s really kind of her and the team and the dress of course is beautiful too! Thanks Beti !