Since 2019 by Matty Hofstede
Born from nescience and curiosity, COLD WASH focuses on celebrating the uncelebrated within fashion its industry.
With the goal to inspire and teach other creatives, COLD WASH aims to spread theoretical/practical information and knowledge about the fashion industry through a materialized design medium.
Located in Amsterdam, Matty works closely together with the House of Denim Foundation incubator based in Denim City AMS, a creative incubator hub housed with a sewing and laser atelier. This is also where parts of the COLD WASH collections are manufactured. Other locations of production include but are not limited to Germany, Turkey and China.
The interest for technological advancements and sustainability is presented through the main use of a laser machine. This process is used by COLD WASH to create graphics on denim without having to rely on environmentally polluting methods like screen printing.
While launching two seasonal collections per year, new garments are more regularly released under his sub-project 'LASERED EXPERIMENTS'; a collection of tests, samples & one-of-one garments which will be updated on a weekly basis.
Furthermore, two permanent collections are also present; the TECH PACK SERIES consists of a range of timeless silhouettes that come with their corresponding tech packs. This specific project aims to inform people that may be interested in manufacturing their own garments or would simply like to know how it's generally done.
The CORE COLLECTION 'program' is a permanent, yet evolving collection consisting out of his timeless staple silhouettes. Designed for everyday wear and focussed on superior construction & fit, the range of garments are presented with minimal branding and are available in the brands main colours Black, Light Grey & White.
As the brand develops, new CORE silhouettes may be added seasonally.
COLD WASH is currently available at the following retailers:
MEGUSTA (the Netherlands)
COEF (the Netherlands)
ULTIMATE SNEAKERS (Belgium)
RE-ISSUE TILBURG (the Netherlands)