About Us

Our Values

GentleTouch is a streetwear brand, which put a strong emphasis on the performances of its materials and designs. Indeed, fashion and style should not come at the expanse of comfort or environment.

By being tightly connected to research centres in Switzerland, fashion hubs in Paris and Barcelona, we put the utmost care in every aspect of our products to create sustainable and versatile garment.

Our Inspiration

The very origin of GentleTouch lies in a deep feeling of freedom and awareness, where, the world is in synch. One of these moments where we feel genuinely great in our body and know everything can be achieved.

Have you already reached that state of mind? And if so, have you already wondered why it didn’t happen more often?

There is millions of ways to answer that question. However, we noticed one very practical thing was causing stress and discomfort, distracting us daily from that inner peace…

How often, were your clothes ill-adapted to your environment? How often did you feel too cold, too hot, were hindered in your movement or would be scared to damage your cloth one way or the other?

We realised this kind of situation were frequent, unpleasant and distracting. And it quickly became our purpose to gear people with garments which both looked awesome, were comfortable in any situation and respected the planet.

That way, our wardrobe would not be simply filled with clothes to wear a couple of times to style. It would be filled with tools to feel great and be in synch with the elements.

Our Mission

Our Mission

GentleTouch‘s mission is to design comfortable, long-lasting and sustainable garment for daily use. By combining the best aspects of fashion, materials science, and innovative business models, we aim to offer a refreshing experience with streetwear.

Our Streetwear

Our Streetwear

Streetwear evolved a lot during the past decades. At its origin, it was a counterculture, which rose from outdoor sports such as skate, surf and bike. With time, this style expanded, encompassing music movements and other cultural influences so everyone could appropriate streetwear for itself.

We grew up with this evolution. At GentleTouch we want to stay connected to the origin of streetwear and keep a link to the outdoor activities that are part of our lifestyle.

However, as we get older, we have new needs. Our professional, social, and family life cover the main part of our day. We are looking for higher comfort, better quality fabrics and more refined style for our garments so we can easily switch from one activity to another. And that is what we implemented in our collections.

Streetwear evolved a lot during the past decades. At its origin, it was a counterculture, which rose from outdoor sports such as skate, surf and bike. With time, this style expanded, encompassing music movements and other cultural influences so everyone could appropriate streetwear for itself.

We grew up with this evolution. At GentleTouch we want to stay connected to the origin of streetwear and keep a link to the outdoor activities that are part of our lifestyle.

However, as we get older, we have new needs. Our professional, social, and family life cover the main part of our day. We are looking for higher comfort, better quality fabrics and more refined style for our garments so we can easily switch from one activity to another. And that is what we implemented in our collections.

Our Performance

Our Performance

To design clothes with great performances we, first, took nine months to review the current state-of-the-art in textile engineering.

We started our research from the very bottom : the physical properties of the materials. We then zoomed out, by exploring the behaviour of the fibres, the yarns, and finally, the fabrics.

With this knowledge, we aim to tune every detail, with in mind, the best ratio of cost, environmental impact, and comfort for the wearers :

  • We design clothes using solid and lasting fabric, which can withstand harsh use;
  • We continuously reduce the environmental impact along the production chain. Source our textiles with suppliers, who limit the amount of chemicals used or produce in closed loop to avoid waste;
  • We aim to bring an optimal comfort by using textiles that naturally manage moisture and temperature.

Check out the description of our products. There, we will let you know more about what functionality every garment have!

Our Ethics

Our Ethics

At GentleTouch, our concern is not simply the design of elegant and performant clothes.

Our world is getting more and more connected. And it has been evident with the recent crisis in 2020, that once an issue arises somewhere, everyone is eventually affected.

It turns out fashion has an important impact, socially and environmentally. Its effect might take more time to reach occidental countries, but once the pollution of water, the climate change and the social imbalance will be felt, its scale will be overwhelming.

Therefore, we decided to act on three aspects:

Firstly, we selected suppliers that comply to environmental responsibility standards. And we will continue to look for even more sustainable solutions.

Secondly, through every collection, we give voice to people around the world that face an issue and support them to improve their fate.

Finally, we want to provide all the necessary information, so our customers can knowingly build a sustainable wardrobe and lifestyle.

At GentleTouch, our concern is not simply the design of elegant and performant clothes.

Our world is getting more and more connected. And it has been evident with the recent crisis in 2020, that once an issue arises somewhere, everyone is eventually affected.

It turns out fashion has an important impact, socially and environmentally. Its effect might take more time to reach occidental countries, but once the pollution of water, the climate change and the social imbalance will be felt, its scale will be overwhelming.

Therefore, we decided to act on three aspects:

Firstly, we selected suppliers that comply to environmental responsibility standards. And we will continue to look for even more sustainable solutions.

Secondly, through every collection, we give voice to people around the world that face an issue and support them to improve their fate.

Finally, we want to provide all the necessary information, so our customers can knowingly build a sustainable wardrobe and lifestyle.

Our Team

Our Team

Bringing together fashion, performance and sustainability was not an easy feat. It is thanks to the complementarity of our team members that we were able to turn a difficulty into an opportunity.

At first it was difficult to conciliate our three world : An engineer well versed into the latest technologies, a fashion designer full of creativity and an economist with a strong taste for refinement and culture.

But quickly we found common ground : Our love for nature and outdoor sports, our keen interest on fashion and cool technologies. All these contributed to build our motivation to create an awesome company. After a year an a half of hard work, we are now so excited to present our collections and hope you will enjoy wearing it as much as we did creating it.

 

Bringing together fashion, performance and sustainability was not an easy feat. It is thanks to the complementarity of our team members that we were able to turn a difficulty into an opportunity.

At first it was difficult to conciliate our three world : An engineer well versed into the latest technologies, a fashion designer full of creativity and an economist with a strong taste for refinement and culture.

But quickly we found common ground : Our love for nature and outdoor sports, our keen interest on fashion and cool technologies. All these contributed to build our motivation to create an awesome company. After a year an a half of hard work, we are now so excited to present our collections and hope you will enjoy wearing it as much as we did creating it.

 

Alexis Gervaix 
CEO / Co-founder

Nina Fernandez Puig
Creative Director / Co-Founder

Luc Spannagel
COO / Co-Founder

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