rennes is a Boston based design studio founded in 2008. All pieces are designed in house; many are sewn by hand in our studio and some are produced locally in Massachusetts by skilled artisans. We work closely with our factory and frequently visit 2-3 times a month to oversee the production process. Attention is placed on small details, unique materials and craftsmanship. We believe that making items by hand creates community and inspires others to do the same. We are a small team - Julia ( director/ jack of all trades), Jesse (web design and coding), Emily (sewing), and Kara (photography). We also carry other brands whose purpose, ethos, and aesthetic corresponds with our own. Thank you so much for coming by.
Until we open a permanent brick and mortar, we welcome and love visitors at our Boston workshop. Our address is 119 Braintree St. STE 416, Boston, MA 02134. We are there most days M-F from 10-5, but we recommend emailing to confirm we will be there when you drop by. Please don't be shy & get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How did we get our name? Good question, long answer! Besides designing, we have a passion for archaeology, anthropology, folklore, and history. Rennes-le-chateau is located in southwestern France in the Pyrenees and is home to a legend about the holy grail (we were into this way before the da vinci code). For simplicity’s sake we shortened that to rennes, which is also a city in northern France. rennes also means reindeer.
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