Our Story


Partners in life


Hi guys, thank you for stopping by!
It means that you care, and so do we. So let's introduce our selves!
We are Gritt and Mikkel, founders of Gritt & Borris and life partners for over 10 years now.

We grew up in the same small town near Copenhagen in Denmark. We met in high school, was in the same class (the one with the noisy music student's who'd rather sing and play music than sit quietly and pay attention. Yep, that was us..), we became best friends, then we fell in love and have been together ever since.

We were both raised to love and care for our nature and environment, thus it was natural that our company should have a sustainable core.

 

Gritt & Borris is where we develop our creativity and dreams. It's where we play with prints, patterns and colours while appreciating our Scandinavian roots.
It's our dream and we are grateful to share it with you!


Our background:


The idea of the fashion brand came while Gritt was studying Fashion Design at KEA university in Copenhagen. With internships and job in the conventional fashion industry, we quickly noticed the industry's lack of interest in sustainability and long lasting collections. An idea was created and the urge to do a difference resulted in starting our company – Gritt & Borris.


As mentioned, Gritt has a BA in Sustainable Fashion Design from KEA University Copenhagen and before that studied at the Vera Design School in Copenhagen. With a mother, educated in tailoring, her passion for designing, drawing and sewing has always been a big part of her life. Mikkel has a passion for animation, design and everything digital. He has a BA in interactive design from the Danish School of Media and Journalism and an Academy Profession Degree in Multimedia Design.


We could not do this alone and thus we get help with for example production and pattern making from our very talented friend Marie, who makes sure our clothes is well fitted and finish is on point. And of cause our family, who always are there for us with feedback, advises and the most loving and positive support we could wish for. We are deeply humbled by all the support we are given and hope one day to expand, so our little company will be a bit bigger and filled with those amazing talented eco-oriented people out there.

 

Our design universe is inspired by our every day life. We get inspired while traveling, drawing and painting, watching movies, on the internet, in the nature, on simple afternoon walks, by museums and art exhibitions, and we most definitely get inspired by our lovely and supporting friends and family. We always try to have an open mind and let our senses get inspired by new and old impressions.