A master's degree in London and a long trip through India planted an ever-growing skein of ideas in Joana Duarte's mind. The fashion designer was then lost in distant lands of dreams, slowly entangling herself in a love affair with untold stories. Songs sung by characters from the most diverse corners of the world, adventures narrated by fabrics that traverse the globe, and even chronicles adorned with crystals, saris, doilies and all kinds of embroideries. Out of these treasures found in her grandmother's chest or in flea markets and antique shops, Joana creates fashion for this day and age. But she doesn't do it alone: a banner of the connection of women through textiles, BÉHEN collaborates with small communities of woman artisans to give the rags of yore a second life. Thus is spun the romantic tale between the brand and the fashion that favours time, skill, beauty and durability. And from there sprout the seeds for a richer, more ethical and more sustainable world too.