Wintervacht was founded in 2012 by Yoni van Oorsouw and Manon van Hoeckel. Yoni and Manon studied at ArtEZ University for the Arts in Arnhem and at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. During her study Manon was living in a cozy yet cold house where she was sleeping underneath a pile of woolen blankets to keep herself warm. It was at one of the cold and stormy Dutch evenings the first steps of the creation of Wintervacht started.
The Wintervacht brand uses materials which lost their original function but still are in good condition. The woolen blankets Manon used to sleep under are now being transformed into jackets and accessories. Classical, preferably Dutch, woolen blankets like we all know from the past are being reused to be young and fresh again. The Wintervacht collection consists of womens and mens jackets, accessories and childrens jackets. The items are for sale at this website and in various shops in the Netherlands, Belgium and England.