FEM Home is an Amsterdam-based company which creates LUXURY TEXTILES FOR THE HOME such as throws,cushions, scarfs, bedspreads and rugs.
Femke Derks (37), founder and the creative energy behind Fem Home, has realized her dream of creating products that reflect a passion for textiles: “I am a textile freak – I love sophisticated basic structures, soft tones and the feel of natural materials.”
Her professional experience at Danskina, the Dutch rug manufacturer, also served to introduce her to other experts in the Industry, some of whom -- Christiane Muller, Felix Diener, Paul Barbera-- now serve on her creative team.
Femke notes that “we wanted to create products that people can use to ‘put life in a lower gear’. The boundary between work and leisure is becoming less clear and everyone is trying to find the right balance, With Fem Home, anyone can create their own ‘urban nest’ no matter where they are.”
The Fem Home collections are produced in small, craft-based workshops in Holland and nearby countries. It is important to Femke that none of Fem Home’s products are made in parts of the world where workers are exploited. The artisan nature of Fem Home’s production also permits a focus on the details, frequently inspired by fashion: a bit of leather, a special border or edge, a particular knit pattern. Colors are subtle naturals and rich hues of brown, grey, and soft jewel tones, all with an adaptive ability to blend and complement the colors in any interior.
Fem Home is also a family enterprise: Johan Beentjes, Femke’s husband, manages the commercial side, and her sister-in-law, Inge Beentjes, assists with branding; together, they develop Fem Home’s products.