I'm Slávka!

  • Textile design student

  • Borås | Sweden

I'm an enthusiastic and creative being, always ready for new adventures. My passion for textiles began in my teenage years; I used to sneak into my mom's sewing corner to experiment with fabrics, threads and trimmings and alter my clothes. My curiosity to try different techniques like embroidery, dyeing, weaving and mending has later led me to experiencing the textiles in more conceptual ways and I tried to both make patterns for clothes and recycle beautiful second hand textiles to create new objects. Growing up in a family where the love for nature was omnipresent and sustainability incorporated into everything, has influenced not only my view on fashion and textiles, but also gave me strong environmental mindset useful in all other areas of life.

During my fashion studies in Copenhagen, Denmark, and fashion design internship in Kerala, India, I've begun to learn more about slow fashion and become very passionate about its forms, especially hand stitching and natural dyeing - so much in fact that for my graduation project I made use of these techniques again. Although working with fashion and clothing has provided me with a lot of valuable experience, I yearned to have deeper understanding of the theory and insight into processes that happen before a ready-made fabric lays on a table of a fashion designer, waiting to be made into a garment. I believe textile designers have the opportunity to create a shift towards more sustainable future and I'd like to be a part of it.

At the moment I'm studying textile design at University of Borås, Sweden, where I'm working on different projects within material and colour theory, weaving, knitting and non-woven materials as well as various explorations with textiles and their forms, structures, properties  and expressions.

2019 - 2022           Textile Design (BA)
                              Högskolan i Borås
                              Borås, Sweden

2015 - 2017           Sustainable Fashion Design

                              Københavns Erhvervsakademi

                              Copenhagen, Denmark

2008 - 2011           History of Religions (BA)

                              University of Presoviensis

                              Prešov, Slovakia

2018 - 2019           Junior Knitwear Designer & Stylist
                              Copenhagen, Denmark
2016 - 2017           Fashion Design Internship
                              Kara Weaves
                              Cochin, Kerala, India
2015 - 2018           Store Manager
                              Copenhagen Souvenir & Design
                              CPH Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark
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