In the spirit of Fashion Revolution Week, this month's story is dedicated to one of the designers UnikBlends collaborate with to transform repurposed African fabrics into authentic custom made outfits and unique accessories.
Karolina is from Poland, now living in the Netherlands. She is a mother of 3 kids, aged between 16 and 3 years old, the gap between her children ages, is very interesting, just like Karolina herself, who has a passion for tailoring, a gene that seem to have been passed along from generations of women in her family.
Karolina, is responsible for most of UnikBlends repairs and repurposing projects. She gets a kick in experimenting with different fabrics, exploring new patterns and designs and creatively transforms them into amazingly new fashionable outfits and accessories, including curtains and luxurious cushion pillows.
Karolina's love for detail and quality finishing leaves you almost paralyzed with joy, as you behold what was once abandoned and brought into refreshing new life and functionality……..such is Karolina’s gifted talent!
Though Karolina has a Master’s degree in control management, after living in the Netherlands for almost 3 years she decided to restart the sewing part of her life. She launched Tailor_ka, through which she is able to continue the sewing legacy of her family by providing timely and convenient repaires and custom-made tailoring services.
Why Cooperate with UnikBlends?
Karolina: First, “I like the ‘No waste’ idea, which I got to know while making my first order for Christy, owner of UnikBlends. After fixing few skirts, I collected all “left over” scraps of fabric and together with Christy, we considered how these could still be used for other functional accessories. And now, I apply this approach to my other projects".
The other aspect of working on UnikBlends projects are the beautiful patterns and colourful African fabrics, which I use to create unique outfits and accessories. I totally love them!
The third reason, would be Christy herself, whose personality is just so lovely. I see the cooperation with UnikBlends as a “big adventure” for me and obviously I derive an enormous amount of gratifying pleasure.”