BENE is a niche brand, focusing on bodysuits and created in Copenhagen and Paris by the two sisters in law Benedichte Ekstrand and Louise Scheel in 2021. BENE is fighting for values of openness, diversity, body shapes and courage.
BENE incorporates sustainability as a part of their DNA. Minimizing waste is a high priority and is accomplished by using leftover, recycled or upcycled materials from the manufacturer and preorders for selling. This eliminates overproduction and results in limited collections for the customers.
BENE perceives collaboration with international companies, artists, crafts, and brands to constantly be open for change and new perspectives.
BENE provides the customer with luxury and quality with their signature style bodysuits. BENE prioritizes strategic agreements with luxury manufacturers within Europe to provide the best MADE IN EUROPE quality.
Waldorf educated and self-taught in design since her teenage years, Benedichte Ekstrand worked in Copenhagen, Istanbul and Paris as designer and head of studio for Koché, Pucci, Nike, Lovechild1979, YDE Copenhagen and Day Birger et Mikkelsen.
The other half of BENE is Louise Scheel. Her strength lies in the understanding of people and how to navigate in business processes. Experiences from project management in companies such as 3rdDimension, Grundfos, 3 Mobile, Post Denmark etc., has taught her how to turn projects into reality and businesses. Besides that, Louise graduated with a Master degree in HR from CBS, minoring in Sustainability.