We invite you to the next Prepare-For-Winter Sale at the studio in Rotterdam. Many discounted bags, hats & gaiters of felted blankets and tweeds. Existing ánd new models. And there are also many forgotten items in storage that are worthwhile looking at, now for friendly prices. Are you interested in the present collection? Then I am also happy to advise you.


We accept cash and pin payments.


On presentation of your free ticket, available at the webshop, we serve you a welcome drink.


Next open studio:

Friday 09 February 16.00-20.00 hours

Friday 16 February 16.00-20.00 hours

Location Prins Hendriklaan 10-06 Rotterdam Noordereiland (Free parking)


In awaiting new Studio Sale dates, you are very welcome at our studio for made to measure service or checking out all the unique examples on the shelves. Please contact me for an appointment or any question about the o.o.a.k. items.

Kind regards


We can look back at an excellent edition of Meesterlijk 2016. It is a yearly event with the most sympathetic designers and craftsmen that you can find in the Netherlands. Organized by Nicole Unicole. Since 2012 I am promoting the new accessory for high heels on this event and it is starting to pay off, visitors find their way to my stand.

I noticed that not only women stopped by but also men, and often it was men that chose Pepavanas for their wives or girlfriends. So I am looking forward to the next edition in December!

At Meesterlijk 2017 we will consummate the Continuous Collection with New Designs.

I will keep you posted!


Meesterlijk Design & Ambacht

1-3 December

Westergasfabriek Amsterdam

New dates in 2018:

November 30, December 1-2

Ich freue mich dich zu sehen

Frankfurt 26-28 August 2016

Talents Accessories & Jewellery: Hall 9.2  Stand A 80

Open daily, 9 am to 6 pm

Tuesday, 9 am to 5 pm

FORM 2016: Hall 9.0

Over the decades since its launch, the FORM – Design from Crafts and Industry – competition has developed into one of Germany’s most coveted design awards. It is held in high regard by both manufacturers and buyers. In a special exhibition in Hall 9.0 at Tendence, we will show the judged products. The attractive FORM exhibition gives trade buyers and the press the chance to find out about new products.  Well-known exhibitors and companies that are taking part in the fair for the first time. The judging criteria for inclusion in the exhibition are innovative design solutions, an appropriate choice of materials and processing methods.  And also, in the case of consumer goods, functional handling.

Visit the website for directions and further information: tendence.messefrankfurt.com

download press release pepavana 


next stops will be at the Trademart in Utrecht on 11-12-13 September and 25-26-26 November at Meesterlijk Amsterdam Westergasfabriek.

NEW DATE: 10-14 February 2017 at Ambiënte Frankfurt am Main

Hall 9.2 in the Talents area


Special edition Bannerbags for ladies who like to shop and watch photographs. In coöperation with the Nederlands Fotomuseum Pepavana designed a limited edition Bannerbags. The bags are exclusively for sale at the museum (web) shop for a special price. Read all about it here!

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dark brown Jane gaiter
bannerbag-pepavana-lava and black
bannerbag-pepavana-green nature

Pepavana presents Monica, Jane & Edie at Masterly The Dutch in Milano

Pepavana è Pepa van Asperen, una designer con sede a Rotterdam che dispone di una collezione di accessori fatti a mano  duraturi e innovativi.  La creatrice dà un significato nuovo agli articoli classici provenienti dal propio contesto e ambiente culturale (figlia di un barcaiolo) rimodellando gli stessi in oggetti contemporanei. Pepavano ha trasformato articoli vecchio stile come le ghette in accessori provocatori ed esclusivi per i tacchi alti: le Pepavanas.


“Jane, Monica & Edie” rappresenta i modelli esposti, chi prendono il nome dalle icone femminili che avrebbero potuto indossare le Pepavanavas nella loro epoca, create al 100% in feltro di lana naturale (miscugli di biondo, marrone e nero), e ‘’Jane-in-colours”

Accanto a 3 borse. Nelle sue creazioni Pepavana genera tensione esplorando i confini della comodità e funzionalità, come nel caso dello O-bag, una borsa di carattere. La MSB trova la sua origine in una piccola borsa di tessuto, usata comunemente in famiglia quando si andava a prendere il pane. La ”Mini Shopper Bag” è minimalista ed elegante come il nuovo design di sacchi per scarpe.


è una mostra interdisciplinare del design, dell’arte, dell’artigianato, della moda e della fotografia olandese nel cuore del quartiere delle 5 Vie

12 — 17 Aprile 2016 | Palazzo Francesco Turati | Via Meravigli 7, Milan,

Pepavana è situata al piano terra intorno al cortile

Aperta tutti i giorni, dalle 11 alle 20

12 aprile alle 17.30, 13 aprile alle 22.00 (5VIE, Anteprima stampa lunedì 11 aprile dalle 17 alle 19, Inaugurazione (su invito), martedì 12 aprile dalle 18 alle 21


Pepavana | Pepa van Asperen | Maaskade 140a 3071 NM Rotterdam The Netherlands | +31(0)641637798 | info@pepavana.com

For the English version visit Dutch Design Press Desk

I am in milan
the Italian assistant
back home

photo taken by Patricia Börger, model Binta wearing ‘Edie’ and ‘O-bag’

Our temporary Showroom at location Sleephellingstraat is closed since a new happy owner bought the apartment. From January 2016 you can visit us at our new address. Studio and showroom are merged at Lokaal 06. Our new address is Prins Hendriklaan 10  Rotterdam. We are planning a little welcome party in the Spring this year so keep an eye on your mailbox for a personal invite.


the wool felt Original is knee high and comes in different calf sizes. Fitting instructions inside the box.

‘Jane in Colors’ will be presented at Meesterlijk Design en Ambacht 25-27th of November 2015. Try & Buy and made to measure on the spot.

They will be available in fire red, ink blue, and all the natural wool felt blends. Or choose a color from the samples to match with your outfit. I am looking forward to meeting you there.

All models are available at our webshop!

red Jane running
red Jane gaiters
blue Jane
baby blue Jane

A number of hats, bags and Pepavanas of the everlasting collection will be for sale at Showroom Sleephellingstraat. The Showroom will be open for visitors every Friday afternoon. A great opportunity to see and feel the Pepavana Collection, to fit and buy on the spot or order a made to measure pair of Pepavanas, the accessory for high heels!

Interested? Pepa is happy to advise you.

Location: Sleephellingstraat 1b 3071 NM Rotterdam

Open: Every Friday from 12.00 to 19.00 hour

Notice Pepa at 0031(0)6 41637798 or email info[ad]pepavana.com that you are coming!

OBJECT is thé fair for contemporary design and will be held February 5-8 2015 at the cruise ship s/s Rotterdam. We are stepping aboard with the Monica gaiters in winter and summer style. A brand new bag design that will be presented at the fair for the first time simultaneously with the launch of the bag on  Crowdy House

Visit >> Object Rotterdam 2015 for  information about the activities & participants.


s/s Rotterdam | 3de Katendrechtsehoofd 25 | Rotterdam

Opening hours: 
Thursday 5 February till Sunday 8 February | From 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Making Mittens   |   Making Slippers   |   Making Hats


Aan de hand van diverse patronen en stappenplannen maak je stoere gevoerde wanten of armwarmers, sloffen, slippers of een muts. Kies verschillende stoffen voor elk patroondeel en maak een applicatie naar eigen ontwerp op het voorpand. We maken gebruik van verschillende technieken, op de naaimachine of naald & draad, borduren, rijg- en festonsteek en flisofixen met de strijkbout. Naast de fijne kneepjes van het vak leert Pepa  je vooral creatieve oplossingen te zien wat verrassende resultaten oplevert. Kleine groepen, veel aandacht & ontspanning met verse koffie/thee & wafels van Stroop Rotterdam.  Tijdens de workshop is voldoende basis materiaal aanwezig om te gebruiken.

evt. zelf meenemen:

  • eigen kleding om her te gebruiken. -Noorse trui, sweather, t-shirts, jeans, leren jasje, corduroy broek, fleecetrui etc-
  • eigen naaimachine


  • € 30,- p.p. voor 1x Winter Workshop Avond, materiaal, 1 koffie| thee met stroopwafel.
  • € 47,50 p.p. voor 2 Winter Workshop Avonden, materiaal, 1 koffie| thee met stroopwafel.
  • € 75,- p.p. voor 3 Winter Workshop Avonden, materiaal, 1 koffie| thee met stroopwafel.

Locatie:  Stroop aan de Mathenesserweg 21 te Rotterdam

Elke woensdag avond keuze uit 3 thema’s : Making Mittens  |  Making Slippers  |  Making a Hat

  • 19.00 – 21.30 uur | 3 december 2014
  • 19.00 – 21.30 uur | 10 december 2014
  • 19.00 – 21.30 uur | 17 december 2014

Vooraf aanmelden: strooprotterdam@gmail.com of contact Pepa

Vermeld naam, adres en workshop datum of -data.  Je ontvangt dan vanzelf een bevestiging met betaalverzoek.

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