Delphine Haccius

Delphine grew up in Geneva and pursued her university studies at HEC Lausanne for 5 years. Freshly graduated in 2015, she began her career in consulting for SMEs and start-ups before turning to digital marketing. Through her work, she quickly realized that she was missing a string to her bow: a genuine environmental and social impact.

Immersed in the textile world from a very young age thanks to her grandparents, a spinning world leader in Alsace and another one highly involved in Parisian fashion, it is the Rana Plaza disaster that made her aware of what truly lies behind the fashion industry. From then on, AVANI started to bloom in her head.

It was in March 2017, after a serious ski accident which immobilized her for 8 months, that Delphine decided to embark on her ambitious project. Between her resolute desire for creation and her desire to make things happen, she officially launched AVANI at the end of May 2018, a committed and feminine fashion brand striving for a sustainable future.

Delphine Haccius

Delphine grew up in Geneva and pursued her university studies at HEC Lausanne for 5 years. Freshly graduated in 2015, she began her career in consulting for SMEs and start-ups before turning to digital marketing. Through her work, she quickly realized that she was missing a string to her bow: a genuine environmental and social impact.

Immersed in the textile world from a very young age thanks to her grandparents, a spinning world leader in Alsace and another one highly involved in Parisian fashion, it is the Rana Plaza disaster that made her aware of what truly lies behind the fashion industry. From then on, AVANI started to bloom in her head.

It was in March 2017, after a serious ski accident which immobilized her for 8 months, that Delphine decided to embark on her ambitious project. Between her resolute desire for creation and her desire to make things happen, she officially launched AVANI at the end of May 2018, a committed and feminine fashion brand striving for a sustainable future.

Christel Grandchamp

Christel discovered her very first passion when she was at school: textile design. She quickly turned to professional studies in fashion design and began her career in professional teaching in Lausanne. At the same time, she opened her own workshop, Atelier Gran’Cri, for which she decided to devote herself entirely three years later.

Since then, she has worked on various haute couture projects, theatre, fashion and in the film industry for stop motion productions. She has specialized in these last two fields since 2014 and has especially been head costume designer for the miniature costumes of “Ma vie de Courgette”, an animated feature film directed by Claude Barras (2016).

Christel launched herself into the AVANI adventure in 2018 to take care of the technical realization of the collections: design, pattern making and prototype development. Christel and Delphine work hand in hand to design clothes that are as much eco-friendly as possible, in terms of materials, design and management of fabric waste.

Christel Grandchamp

Christel discovered her very first passion when she was at school: textile design. She quickly turned to professional studies in fashion design and began her career in professional teaching in Lausanne. At the same time, she opened her own workshop, Atelier Gran’Cri, for which she decided to devote herself entirely three years later.

Since then, she has worked on various haute couture projects, theatre, fashion and in the film industry for stop motion productions. She has specialized in these last two fields since 2014 and has especially been head costume designer for the miniature costumes of “Ma vie de Courgette”, an animated feature film directed by Claude Barras (2016).

Christel launched herself into the AVANI adventure in 2018 to take care of the technical realization of the collections: design, pattern making and prototype development. Christel and Delphine work hand in hand to design clothes that are as much eco-friendly as possible, in terms of materials, design and management of fabric waste.

Déborah Salanitro

For many years, Deborah has been concerned with her diet, as well as with the cosmetic products she uses. It is only recently that she has become aware of the dramatic impact that the textile industry has had on the planet and on the people who work in this sector.

Following this realisation, she decided to look for an internship in the field of eco-responsible fashion in Switzerland. Thus, she joined the AVANI team in September 2020, as a digital marketing and communication trainee, as part of her 2nd year internship at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.

It is with great enthusiasm that she uses her skills to contribute to the sustainable cause, and gets involved in the fight against “fast fashion.

Déborah Salanitro

For many years, Deborah has been concerned with her diet, as well as with the cosmetic products she uses. It is only recently that she has become aware of the dramatic impact that the textile industry has had on the planet and on the people who work in this sector.

Following this realisation, she decided to look for an internship in the field of eco-responsible fashion in Switzerland. Thus, she joined the AVANI team in September 2020, as a digital marketing and communication trainee, as part of her 2nd year internship at the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.

It is with great enthusiasm that she uses her skills to contribute to the sustainable cause, and gets involved in the fight against “fast fashion.