our approach

We create and curate homeware that is consciously made with natural materials, crafted with respect for the earth. Good for the environment, and important for your health. 

In 2012 we made our first blankets with local wool from a rare breed, the Veluws Heideschaap, followed by pure linen bedding and recycled denim cushions and throws. All crafted with natural materials that we could find close to home, in Europe. Since then our collection has grown based on these principles. We believe we can all make a difference and a positive change on the earth starts at home.

Mölle is the word for mill in our local dialect. Our studio is based in Dalfsen in the Dutch countryside, close to the mill where we once started. This is where we make all linen bedding, pillows and curtains to order, and where you can meet us for a personal advice and a nice cup of coffee.

Get to know more about By Mölle co-founders Marianne Maat and Lucienne Dunnewijk in this interview.

bring nature inside

Your house becomes a home when you feel comfortable and at ease. Natural materials of good quality make a huge difference. Our inspiration comes from Biophilia, which means 'Love of Life'. Designing the places where we live, work, and learn with natural resources to improve your health and happiness.

Natural materials in your home can reduce stress, improve cognitive function, creativity and your well-being. Even simple changes in your home can have a huge impact on how you feel. That's why we work exclusively with high quality, natural materials like soft linens, fine mohair, and pure wool for our collection. Super comfortable and 100% natural.

100% flax

All our linens are made by talented artisans using only highest quality natural flax. Grown, woven and sewn in Europe's best known regions for their expertise in linen. Linen is 100% natural and incredibly comfortable. Cool in summer and warm in winter. The more you use it, the softer it gets. Linen fabric is made from flax, Linum Usitatissimum. It is the only plant textile fibre that originates from Europe. From farming and harvesting, to weaving and finishing, linen fabric is one of the most environmentally friendly fibers in the world. It can’t be relocated and needs the Atlantic sea climate to grow. Flax doesn’t need any irrigation or pesticides and is a true carbon well. Everything from the flax plant is used; the seeds in bread and for linseed oil, the fibers for linen, ropes, paper and insulation materials. For superior quality we use the best flax that grows on the western European Atlantic coast. After harvesting the flax goes to historic makers, undoubtedly the most highly regarded linen producers in Europe. The mills take care of all the stages in the process of creating our linen fabric, from flax to fabric. 

The chambray linen fabric is yarn-dyed, which gives it a beautiful color and structure. You see and feel the craftsmanship in our fine woven fabrics in the pure natural shades. Over 5000 years ago the Egyptians called linen woven moonlight, because of its beauty, softness and unique medicinal properties. Linen is hypo-allergenic and anti-bacterial, everything you need for a deep and healthy sleep and sweet dreams. The internationally registered label MASTERS OF LINEN® guarantees that our linen is made entirely in Europe, from flax to fabric. Only the best European weavers meet the stringent conditions. 

pure wool

Our woolen throws and blankets are natural, warm and timeless. The natural shades of the pure wool are the inspiration for our designs. For our grey throws we use for example the wool of the Gotland sheep, an ancient Nordic breed. The amazingly soft merino woolen throws are woven for us by a traditional Italian wool mill that is located in the mountains near Bergamo. For these throws we use the finest, Woolmark certified merino wool, guaranteed mueseling free.

Merino wool comes from the merino sheep: one of the oldest and strongest sheep breeds in the world. Originally from Spain and first discovered in the 12th century. Merino sheep are particularly good at surviving large temperature differences. They can withstand the harsh cold climate but also high temperatures. The wool is super soft and doesn't itch or irritate your skin. Ideal for our plaids. This is because merino wool has a higher density than regular wool. All our merino wool is obtained in an animal-friendly way. The merino sheep's coat never stops growing.

mohair

Mohair is one of the finest and most exclusive natural materials. The soft, silk-like yarn is spun from the hair of the Angora goat. Anyone who sees an angora goat for the first time often thinks it is a sheep. The wooly hair of the goat is long and curly, lush around the head and body. The angora goat has no molting, so mohair continues to grow. The goat is shaved twice a year, in spring and autumn. The name Mohair given to the fleece of angora goats, is derived from the Arabic word Mukhaya which means 'cloth of bright lustrous goat hair'. The angora goat is an ancient breed. Mosaics of the use of goat hair for textiles dating back as early as 2500 BC. 

Mohair is known for its durability and softness. Wonderfully thick, warm and soft with a special satin gloss like silk. Mohair is super light, and famous for its versatility: cool in the summer, warm in the winter. The wool does not itch or irritate the skin. Our mohair throws and blankets are handwoven in Europe by a traditional, family run mill that is certified on animal friendly practices and sustainable production. 

recycled down

After a successful pilot with our recycled down cushion pads, we're excited to share with you our eco bed basics collection. Luxury pillows and duvet inserts filled with 100% recycled down. Produced in such a way that valuable natural materials can be reused. A next sustainable step, made in the Netherlands.

Down and feathers are 100% natural. Ideal for a good night's sleep: wonderfully soft, airy and warm. One of the remarkable qualities is longevity over years. We’ve been working hard to introduce recycled down. All the recycled down we use for our duvets and pillows is certified according to the Global Recycle Standard (GRS). This guarantees you that the down is of ethically impeccable origin in terms of the environment, working conditions and traceability. Only the softest down of the highest quality is selected. The entire recycling process takes place in the Netherlands and meets the strictest European standards.

recycled denim

In the Netherlands we throw away 210.000 kilotons textiles every year. We want to change this and give textiles a second life by removing zips and buttons and spinning the fibre to a soft, high quality yarn that we use for our recycled denim collection. The pieces are selected by color, reduced to fibers and spun to beautiful yarn that we use for our home textiles and wraps. Eco-friendly, a good alternative for cotton and a great way to dress your home.

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