Our story

ESSCODE was born with the idea of creating a digital space to showcase sustainable designers and brands as well as discussing the issues linked to the fashion industry. All, with a particular focus on photography and style, creating an attractive space that allies style, luxury and values. The idea was developed and enhanced into the project of a marketplace where consumers can buy products in addition to learning about brands and sustainability. 

 

The founder of ESSCODE, Camille Burki, has an eye for pretty things and loves to share her passion for style. After graduating with a Bachelor in International Relations and gaining a first work experience in the field of Child Rights, she continued a Masters in Political Science. After completing, what was a long journey through academia, her creative side was not being fulfilled in the ways she wished. After contributing to her blog Ultimate Dresscode, she subsequently lived through a change of perspective that led to an interest in sustainable fashion: while we live in a consumerist world where we are always pushed to consume more, other people and our planet are paying the price. With this shift in mind and a great interest to learn more about sustainable fashion, Camille wanted to share her insights and add her own stone to a changing world. With this in mind, she pitched a first idea of an online magazine to a jury during the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Geneva in 2018. Receiving a positive feedback and being among the price winners gave her the confidence to continue this journey until today.