Connyie Rethmann, designer and founder of Privatsachen, creates beautiful collections full of timeless, artisanal pieces and inspired by the simplicity of Japanese shapes.

Over 30 years ago, Connyie invented the bestselling hand-dyed, hand-pleated silk scarf and this became the basis for her unique dress and tunic designs.

Each garment is made using traditional, handcrafted techniques such as knitting, embroidering, silk painting and crocheting while every garment is dyed and finished to the highest standards in Hamburg and using natural fabrics from organic sources including cotton, silk and linen.