ESSENCE

As we defined the Complective essence, we had put an early focus on ‘Easy-to-Wear’ clothing. Feeling unrestricted and comfortable is essential for us and our everyday life. Complective stands for contemporary, aesthetic and comfortable clothing that make you feel like being at home. Comfort and elegance are integrated into every single piece.

We strive to display calm and balanced atmospheres that visualize our values. Our identity is thinking disruptive and discovering new paths, as we try to encourage people around us to explore their talents and surroundings. Complective is working to present handcrafted pieces, which are fully made in Germany. We have consciously taken that decision in order to empower local talent and lower our environmental impact to the best of our ability.

MANUFACTURING

Our manufacturer is located in Cologne and produces our collections, excluding accessories, such as hats and bags. The products are handmade locally and handled with care. Since we try to break out of barriers, we have set the parameters for an in-house sampling studio and invested into our own cut & sew machines. This enables us to put efforts in repurposing products and turn them into individual pieces and capsules.

Complective products are intended to be long lasting and useful clothing items that are made in a sustainable way. We produce limited quantities in order to not have wasted materials or leftover products. Due to our manufacturer and partners being located close to our office, we can transport products ourselves. Through this we can avoid emissions for additional transportation and logistics purposes.

Team Complective

HISTORY

Complective is based in Cologne, Germany and was founded in 2020. The two founders built upon a long-lasting friendship since the early days. The idea of Complective was always to merge our creative works and craft a product that references our artist identities. Especially during painting and making music, we have noticed that we are still looking for the clothes we desire. We wanted to unite our perspectives. Next thing you know – we had founded Complective.

The brand name is the short form of ‘complementary perspective’. Art and music represent opposite perspectives that support one mutual idea. The created logo consists of two bulky arms that interfere at the center point. The claws which reach out on the right are displaced to visualize how Complective brings the core idea together. The exchange about each others work has always fired up new ideas that we can now realize through our common ground. We trust that one can achieve great things with the right people.