Sisters Sandra & Karla, the founders behind swim and apparel label MORÉ NOIR, graduated two of the industry’s most celebrated schools, with Sandra pursuing a degree in Womenswear Design in Central St Martins College back in the early aughts and Karla taking up Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni a decade later. Fashion aside, a love for film, music, and each other continues to bring the two together, leaving them forever caught between reality and fantasy, much like the pieces they create.
Sandra & Karla founded Moré Noir looking to bring a rare kind of sensibility to swim and, later on, resort wear. With a focus on fabric and finishes, their work marries the raw with the exquisite to materialise a sense of soft power, sensuality and ease particularly relevant in keeping with our times. At once timeless and distinctly modern, collections fall at the intersection of swim and ready-to-wear and flaunt a new kind of romance. The result is glamorous with a touch of the undone. A nod to their native Bulgaria, the name stands for the Black sea they keep coming back to.
Grounded in marrying the seemingly incompatible, MORÉ NOIR’s sustainably crafted pieces seek to capture an elusive kind of elegance and materialise a sense of soft power, sensuality and ease for a look at once raw and exquisite, glamorous but only subtly so.
More than anything else, we believe in the importance of being kind. To our team, our customers and the environment alike. So in being honest, with ourselves and others, we set out to adopt the best practices we possibly can to make beautiful pieces - by way of how they’re made in addition to how they look. A way that allows us to do good in addition to looking the part.
Making pieces that last
Produced in small batches with the aim of generating close to no waste, each piece is carefully conceived as carryover and meant for women to enjoy and keep as part of their wardrobe for years to come.
Looking for ways to minimise waste
Getting an early sense of demand through our newly launched pre-order feature empowers you and helps us more accurately predict and align our efforts with your wishes. Further down the line, this translates into the minimising of all kinds of waste by allowing us to be agile and focus our efforts and money where it matters most. Much like with with any other relationship, communication comes front and center in navigating the one with our customers.
Producing locally in fair working conditions
Our pieces are made in a specialist atelier in the very heart of Sofia where a small team of people we now call family work to bring our dreams to life and give you the very best we have to offer. That allows us to not only save on time but also minimise our carbon footprint by way of operating what is our tightly knit, locally based operation.
Using sustainable materials whenever possible
We are delighted to be introducing sustainability to the collection by way of using ECONYL® regenerated nylon made with waste from oceans and landfills, such as fishing nets, carpet fluff, and fabric scraps, and guaranteeing for thoughtfully made products that generate no waste and waste no valuable resources. To go the extra mile, ECONYL® is Oeko-Tex certified, so there are no hazardous chemicals used in dyeing the fabric.