Madame Seguin was started by Klaartje Genbrugge.
A first encounter with Mongolia and its cashmere in 2002, a knitwear patron making class and a one year experience in the fashion industry in Asia prepared her for a quest for cashmere, Mongolian imperial cashmere.
Klaartje is looking for sustainable fibres, thin fibres, fibres that are the result of sustainable herding and pastoralism, fibres and yarn that are dyed with natural colors... the quest has just begun.
"The train between Saint Petersburg, Russia and Beijing, China makes a stop at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It is my first encounter with Mongolia’s countryside and I am stunned. The landscape is mind blowing." Klaartje