In March 2020, Caroline Bayle found herself locked up in her house in Paris and began to think about Baylandi.
Aware of the need to protect herself and others but concerned about the environmental impact of disposable masks, she took advantage of this period of immobility to design a fashion accessory that could also be used as a face cover. She wanted a product that would not only be useful, but also beautiful to see and pleasant to wear.
Always resourceful, she turned to her mother, a retired seamstress. Together they set about developing the first prototype. And that’s how the Baylandi House was born.
Each face is unique. The Baylandi House face cover is therefore the result of several weeks of testing, measuring and adjusting to achieve a precise fit that takes into account the unique facial structure of men and women from various ethnic backgrounds. The resulting design is the result of this meticulous process and is exclusive to Baylandi. Designed with maximum versatility in mind, it is a fashion accessory designed to be easily transformed into a face cover, neck scarf, headscarf or belt.
Baylandi’s face-cover is manufactured with the utmost care by a small team of “little hands”, an elite group of highly qualified seamstresses, pattern cutters and other textile specialists, recruited from the world of haute couture. It takes no less than fifteen separate steps and precisely coordinated teamwork to produce a finished product. The technique for making a Baylandi face covering is so precise that their team of craftsmen each receive several hours of training and each step is subject to rigorous quality control.
The House of Baylandi was founded at a time of crisis when our future was far from certain. Even if our future remains uncertain today, their values remain perfectly clear. They have consciously chosen to produce the product locally in Paris to reduce the carbon footprint and to support traditional French know-how.
Baylandi has joined forces with a handful of small Parisian workshops where workers are treated with respect and are paid enough to live with dignity. They use only the best fabrics, produced in accordance with strict environmental regulations. They manufacture their products in such a way as to reduce unnecessary waste as much as possible. All Baylandi fabrics are traceable and recyclable.