MELT was created in 2011 by Emma Garcinand Jeanne Sall. Emma, who after graduating the IFM and experiences at Hermes and Dries Van Noten, took up the challenge to move to Kathmandu to re-structure Hermès' cashmere supplier, to meet European standards. With the experience acquired, Emma decided to create her own atelier with a partner, and slowly start her own line as well. Jeanne, who after graduating from the Beaux Arts in Lyon and working for an artisanal textile printer in India, was the attachée de presse for Yohji Yamamoto during 4 years. Jeanne learned the love of beautiful fabrics from her father, Michel Biehn, collector and expert of antique fabrics from all over the world.
The scarfs and accessories are made of the most beautiful yarns, cashmere, silk, yak, camel. They are handmade in Katmandu, on traditional wooden looms, by weavers of Darjeeling, who transmit their know-how from father to son. Some yarns are hand-spun, giving them an interesting grain, others are machine-spun - allowing an incomparable fineness.