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Los Angeles-based artist-turned-designer Hannah Byun created Hansel from Basel in 2007 as a way to apply a sense of much-needed zest to everyday legwear. Originally inspired by Hannah’s childhood nickname (“Hansel”) and her fascination with Switzerland (therefore “from Basel”), the collection is forever and always finding inspiration in every nook and cranny of life, from the mundane to the magical.


Hansel from Basel's goal is to create subtle yet beautiful socks, tights, leggings, and accessories. The brand tries to imbue each product with a sensibility that is spirited and unique, just like the lovely ladies who wear them.