Since she graduated from the well-known Design Academy Eindhoven in 1989, Hellen van Berkel has worked as a textile designer. She started as a designer of accessories for famous fashion brands and then went onto to start her own label, Heart Made Prints by Hellen Van Berkel in 2013. The collection exists entirely of scarves and is sold mainly in Europe and Japan.
Without caring too much about fashion-trends or commercial restrictions Hellen van Berkel makes limited editions of her scarfs, and this means that CW can buy different designs for each season.
Block printing and digital printing are her trademark design tools but often her scarves are finished with hand stitched embroidery and tassels which gives them an extra edge.