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Bild von den Oktopulli Gründerinnen, Nancy und Carla.

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The people behind octopulli

Ein Mann im dreifarbigen Oktopulli (senfgelb, rostrot und smaragdgrün) sitzt auf einer beigen Couch. Hinter ihm sitzt auf der Lehne eine Frau im rostroten Oktopulli. Daneben steht die Gründerin Nancy.

Oktopulli was founded in 2021 by Nancy Frehse & Carla Reuter. They started with the mission to produce gender-neutral & resource-saving fashion for young and old locally.

The Oktopulli team now has four permanent team members and two freelance tailors. Oktopulli also cooperates closely with other local sewing workshops.

The workshop adjacent to the Berlin store is open to everyone - children and adults alike can experience how a piece of clothing is made and how much work goes into the production of their new favorite item.

The Oktopulli team would like to give the tailoring trade more visibility and make the value of clothing and the work behind it clear.

Portrait von der Gründerin Carla. Sie lacht freundlich in die Kamera.

carla | Founder & Managing Director

Carla studied law and then completed a master's degree in economics and social design together with Nancy. In addition to her work at Oktopulli, she is campaigning for a new legal form for steward-ownership companies so that the purpose of a company and not the pursuit of profits can be the focus of entrepreneurial activity. Carla takes care of the finances at Oktopulli and creates the administrative framework for working in the team. Together with Nancy she founded Oktopulli to help shape the vision of an economy that serves everyone.

Portrait von der Gründerin Nancy 

Nancy | Founder & Managing Director

Nancy studied business administration and art history for a bachelor's degree and, after a traineeship at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, completed a master's degree in economics and social design. She is driven by the question of a sustainable economy. Focusing on people and creating a holistic place for working together, that is her vision for Oktopulli.

She writes poetry and loves art in all its diversity - she is the creative head of our team. She takes care of marketing and sales at Oktopulli.

Portrait von der Schneiderin Suzan, die ein Oktopulli T-Shirt in die Kamera hält.

Susan | Seamstress & Product Developer

Suzan works at Oktopulli as a seamstress. The mother of two is a trained seamstress and has the necessary know-how when it comes to children's clothing. She always keeps a cool head even in stressful moments and is significantly involved in the product development of our children's clothing.

Portrait von dem Mitarbeiter Bene. Er sitzt hinter einem Marktstand und lacht freundlich in die Kamera.

bene | Shipping & Customer Service

Bene quickly knew from the experience of his business studies that he wasn't very interested in a job in the 'classic' economy. Rather, he is interested in how we can tackle today's problems together in a creative way so that our way of doing business can become more sustainable again. In his free time, Bene spends a lot of time with music and loves good food. At Oktopulli he is mainly active in the areas of customer communication, sales and marketing.

Bild von der Schneiderin Laura während der Arbeit.

Laura | seamstress and designer

Laura has been a freelance seamstress for more than 15 years. The preservation of the sewing craft is very personal to her. She supports octopulli both in the workshop and in the pattern construction.

Louise | designer and seamstress

Louise has her own slow fashion label in Berlin. Resource-saving production is important to her. If necessary, she supports Oktopulli with her craft and expertise.

Bild von einer Werkstatt. Im Vordergrund ist eine Nähmaschine zu sehen.

cooperation workshops

Not only do we tailor our clothes in our own workshop, we also work with 110% from Berlin Kreuzberg. Susanne Zmudzinski's workshop mainly produces our clothing for adults. It was important to us to produce the octopus sweaters for adults locally in Berlin. The value of clothing and the work behind it becomes more understandable and tangible the closer we can get to the production and give visibility to the craft. We wanted to be able to meet the people who make our clothes and know their working conditions. At the same time, it is important to us that the tailoring trade in Germany is not lost.

Zeichnung einer Fotografin, die grade ein Foto schießt.

Photographers & graphic designers

Full of satisfaction and gratitude, we regularly work together with:

Claudia Bernhard @claudia_bernhard https://www.lebensgefluester-fotografie.de/

Karo Vitellaro @karovitellaro_fotografie https://www.karovitellaro-fotografie.de/

Dilek Dirksen @color_model_agency https:/ /color-models.agency

Jeanette Weiss - Corporate Design http://www.jeannetteweiss.com


Bild vom Shooting für die Erwachsenenkollektion. Nancy fotografiert mit dem Handy drei Models, die alle Oktopullis tragen.

Find out more about our corporate philosophy

Oktopulli not only stands for resource-saving and local production of fashion, but also for a new understanding of work.