We were dismissed by many sceptics at international exhibitions, and it didn't help that we were laughed at by tanneries when we shared how much we intended to sell our collection for. (Btw, they are the ones supplying your luxury branded goods)
No one took us seriously, some even tried to pull a fast one by pushing dead stocks or swapping out leathers but thankfully we caught on each time.
Still, the trips were meaningful. We went into observation mode and made sure to note down details to discuss amongst ourselves to come back prepared, and we did!
Good things take time.
Over time, we befriended suppliers who in turn matched us with contacts who shared our values. Many introductions later, the butterfly effect eventually connected us to the tanneries exclusively supplying luxury brands worldwide whom we are now working with today.
-- Meeting with Jerome, President of the French Tannery Federation. He oversees the tannery supplying us with beautiful French Goat Leathers, so we met to discuss further customising our own leathers for our collection.
-- Fast forward 1.5 years, aside from tanneries, we are happy to collaborate with likeminded suppliers around the world who share our values.
Our first collection was nervously launched from home at the start of 2018. Today, we work out of a quaint studio with a small team and network of trusted suppliers that share our values at heart. Your leap of faith in our early designs helped bring us to where we are today.
-- Our favourite part of the studio!
Rever, in French, means to dream. In many ways, you have fulfilled ours. Thank you for being a part of our journey, we are so excited to explore what lies ahead for Rever together with you.
Vivian & Sylvester