Charlotte Mounzer, SÉ-EM founder, has always been raised with respect for the environment and against waste. Visiting artist’s workshops from a very young age, she was quickly introduced to crafts by her mother. Knitting, embroidery, sewing was no longer a secret for her. Which finally got Charlotte interested in fashion.

With a Master Degree from well-known “La Cambre Mode” institution, Charlotte embarks and alternates various experiences acquired before great creators (Elie Saab, Balenciaga and Nina Ricci) and smaller though very creative Belgian studios (such as KRJST or COUDEYRE).

Charlotte Mounzer, SÉ-EM founder, has always been raised with respect for the environment and against waste. Visiting artist’s workshops from a very young age, she was quickly introduced to crafts by her mother. Knitting, embroidery, sewing was no longer a secret for her. Which finally got Charlotte interested in fashion.

With a Master Degree from well-known “La Cambre Mode” institution, Charlotte embarks and alternates various experiences acquired before great creators (Elie Saab, Balenciaga and Nina Ricci) and smaller though very creative Belgian studios (such as KRJST or COUDEYRE).

A wonderful experience for Charlotte, but above all it opened her eyes to the lack of ecological awareness of these houses and the potential between it.
Indeed she realized that bits and pieces of fabric or deliberate cancellations of fabric stocks at major fashion houses represent a colossal amount of waste though this European raw material is of superior and very fine quality!

A wonderful experience for Charlotte, but above all it opened her eyes to the lack of ecological awareness of these houses and the potential between it.
Indeed she realized that bits and pieces of fabric or deliberate cancellations of fabric stocks at major fashion houses represent a colossal amount of waste though this European raw material is of superior and very fine quality!

She decided to design her own brand with an entire production resulting from these ignored or forgotten noble material. These fabrics will again be alive and used for their original purpose that is to become fine clothes. She will embark on a zero-waste approach circular economy based! The models will be designed in Belgium, where she was born and where she lives, and will be made in Lebanon, her father’s country of origin, a country that benefits from ancestral craftsmanship excellence.

SÉ-EM simply refers to the initials of the young designer, Charlotte Mounzer.
Sé for Charlotte’s C and Em for Mounzer’s M.
The goal wasn’t about using his full name. With the desire to put her production processes forward and not her.

Charlotte launches the first SE-EM women’s collection in May 2019 and the first men’s collection in May 2020.

She decided to design her own brand with an entire production resulting from these ignored or forgotten noble material. These fabrics will again be alive and used for their original purpose that is to become fine clothes. She will embark on a zero-waste approach circular economy based! The models will be designed in Belgium, where she was born and where she lives, and will be made in Lebanon, her father’s country of origin, a country that benefits from ancestral craftsmanship excellence.

SÉ-EM simply refers to the initials of the young designer, Charlotte Mounzer.
Sé for Charlotte’s C and Em for Mounzer’s M.
The goal wasn’t about using his full name. With the desire to put her production processes forward and not her.

Charlotte launches the first SE-EM women’s collection in May 2019 and the first men’s collection in May 2020.

Our Ethics

Charlotte has developed a production system in line with her values, including a zero waste process & mindset.

Our rule number one is that we only use fabrics from luxury fashion houses. All the materials used are leftovers bought from major brands.
Charlotte is in permanent contact with the fashion houses in Paris to be abble to buy back their leftovers and unused fabrics.

The only things we produce are buttons and cotton ribbon for finishing because we want them to be personalized.
We truly thing that real luxury hides in the details.

Our buttons are made with vegan ivory. Vegan ivory is made from nuts. The nut falls from the trees, so there is no impact on the environment.

With the scraps of her own creations Charlotte uses them to create decorative objects: the large pieces of fabric become cushions or placemats while the small ones are used to stuff them, she also creates scrunchies.

In terms of packaging they are 100% compostable and recycled. Even the stickers are printed with soy.

Any question ?
Just ask hello@se-em.com

Something to write about SE-EM by Charlotte Mounzer ?
Download our press kit here

Our Ethics

Charlotte has developed a production system in line with her values, including a zero waste process & mindset.

Our rule number one is that we only use fabrics from luxury fashion houses. All the materials used are leftovers bought from major brands.
Charlotte is in permanent contact with the fashion houses in Paris to be abble to buy back their leftovers and unused fabrics.

The only things we produce are buttons and cotton ribbon for finishing because we want them to be personalized.
We truly thing that real luxury hides in the details.

Our buttons are made with vegan ivory. Vegan ivory is made from nuts. The nut falls from the trees, so there is no impact on the environment.

With the scraps of her own creations Charlotte uses them to create decorative objects: the large pieces of fabric become cushions or placemats while the small ones are used to stuff them, she also creates scrunchies.

In terms of packaging they are 100% compostable and recycled. Even the stickers are printed with soy.

Any question ?
Just ask hello@se-em.com

Something to write about SE-EM by Charlotte Mounzer ?
Download our press kit here

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