CLO Madrid, is a creative universe that gives physical shape to our most beautiful emotions, which reach their maximum expression when they are connected. These emotions are shaped by the creativity of the designer, the know-how of the artisan, the passion of the artist and by the sensitivity of those who chose to incorporate CLO into their world, attracted by its beauty, philosophy and values.
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Philosophy and values.
CLO is a conceptual and conscious retail brand that places craftsmanship and sustainability at the heart of its values. Is a celebration of the ‘savoir faire’ of Spanish artisan trades combined with cutting-edge international artist collaborations.
The creations include elegant and timeless pieces inspired by modern cosmopolitan women who favor effortless, yet sophisticated clothes, combined with relaxed tailored shapes. CLO’s portfolio incorporates signature designs such as beautiful and versatile resort wear, as well as high-quality winter pieces made mainly in nobel materials such as silk, napa leather and linen, following sustainable processes.
CLO’s emphasis on emotion is enthused by the idea of conscious buying, focusing on quality-based lasting creations that are purchased because of an emotional connection with the piece rather than being driven by the need to consume. As part of their commitment to the Slow Fashion Movement, CLO wants to inspire women to reconsider their shopping habits to help create a more ethical fashion industry that benefits, not only the planet but also all the people behind the manufacturing, as well as our customers.
THE FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR:
Covadonga Rodríguez Quintana is CLO's alma mater, whose inspiring vision recognizes the importance of empowering the talented women who make up her team.
Covadonga was born in Galicia, a region on the northwest of Spain. Before doing a Master in Fashion Business Management in Madrid, she first graduated in International Law and her work in this field took her to live in Brussels and London, where she would always be surrounded by artists and designers. With them she would find her greatest motivation and desire to explore the meaning and journey behind every object that caught her attention: behind a piece silk painted with certain motifs, the impeccable folds of a jacket or an interwoven strip of lace.
That permanent curiosity led her to explore artists’ workshops and to expand further her education in art and creativity in the several cities where she lived. In Buenos Aires in particular she discovered a type of aesthetic that at that time was very innovative in Argentina, which will become the essence of her own creations- the revival of artisan trades as the differentiating element in the design.
Inspired by the idea of combining the best traditional arts and crafts available in her own country, Spain, with an elegant, current and chic design, Covadonga launched CLO in 2015. From the very beginning her vision emphasized sustainability and the ethics behind the act of buying as essential values of CLO Emotional Design.
Covadonga Rodríguez Quintana
Sustainability at the heart of what we do.
At CLO we care about the planet and people.
All our products are made under sustainable production and taking responsibility of the consumption. We try to build a transparent, circular, and regenerative industry. We value craft, balance, human life and the planet. We believe in balance, as the basis of sustainability and wellbeing.
All our natural fiber fabrics are
certified, as well as the use of leftover
materials from other industries such as
the food industry in our shearling and
CLO emotional design believes in
balance, as the basis of sustainability
and wellbeing. We believe that balance
in the selection of our materials is key
and its use should be consistent with the
relationship between man and nature.
CLO's emphasis on emotion is enthused by the idea of conscious buying, focusing on quality-based lasting creations that are purchased because of an emotional connection with the piece rather than being driven by the need to consume.
Luxury is the exclusivity offered by crafts