Collection by Freunde von Freunden

Two's Company: the creative partnership of twin sisters Caroline and Valérie Hebel

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When twins Caroline and Valérie Hebel look back on their childhood, their thoughts turn as easily to France as to Germany. The designers and bag-makers were brought up bilingually in German and French, and yearly summer holidays in coastal Brittany shine bright in their minds. It’s these maritime memories that inspired the foundation of their bag venture, Marin et Marine.

In their own words, Caro is more structured in nutting out and realizing their ideas, while Valerie is more the ‘dreamy...
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Photo by Silvia...
The two picked up the thread together in Berlin, settling in a studio inside a brick factory turned creative hub in...
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Photo by Silvia...
Their organized workspace is interrupted only by choice cuts of eco-tanned leather and organic cotton waiting to be...
“We have the same ideas, in a good way I think. We trust each other and we don’t have to explain that much.
As a business starts to develop a life of its own, there can be a tendency to keep feeding and growing it, bringing...
“At the moment I think we’re happy just the two of us – we can lead the way, and we know where we want to...
For the fit out, they enlisted their father, a keen antiques collector, to trawl through scrap markets – the type of...
Photo by Silvia...
Photo by Silvia...
Photo by Silvia...
Photo by Silvia...
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