“It is better to have a good painting with ten holes than ten bad paintings without any holes.”
– Edvard Munch
The Mending Service is meant for smaller and visible repairs (maximum about 25 square centimeters) in your textile product. In case you have a bigger tear or hole in your item we advise you to choose either our Boro Service or our Jogakbo Service; these repairing techniques are much more suitable for bigger surfaces.
For this service we can work with jerseys, wovens (from denim to light weight) and regular knit fabrics. All kinds of fabric qualities and colors are workable to us. We only do not accept heavy knit sweaters. Not sure if your sweater is a heavy or regular knit? Send us a picture of your garment first.
Send your item
After ordering your Mending Service(s), please send your item(s) to:
Hul le Kes
Van Oldenbarneveldtstraat 79a
6828 ZN Arnhem, The Netherlands
Make sure to provide a small note with your name and order number, so we will know the item is yours. Also make sure we can actually find the place we need to mend.
Each garment will be mended at the Hul le Kes Recovery Studio, all by hand and visible. We are a proponent of showing the aging of garments. It is all about the beauty of imperfections, the beauty of needlework and your love for the garment. As part of consumerism people tend to forget about the fact you can repair a garment and extend its life cycle. The Hul le Kes Services will help you towards a more sustainable wardrobe in many ways.
Back to you
You will receive back your item 3 to 4 weeks after we have received your garment. This will depend on the type of item, how busy our studio is at that moment and on where you live. Please make sure to supply us with all your contact information. When ordering a Mending Service you will already pay for the transport back to you.