hey, 

I'm Slávka!

  • Textile designer

  • based in Borås, Sweden

I'm an enthusiastic and creative being, always ready for new adventures. As a designer, I always try to keep playful and curious approach and I love to incorporate fun methods in my work, be it potato printing, blind drawing or experimenting with materials. I very much enjoy making things with my hands and I’m always up for a new fun project!

 

My love for textiles started in my childhood. At first, watching my mom making handmade clothes for me and my sister, and later, getting my first sewing machine which allowed me to play with fabrics and alter my own clothes. After my fashion design studies in Copenhagen, Denmark, and two design internships, I felt empowered by all the knowledge but I still craved a deeper understanding of textiles and finding more practical solutions to underlying issues of the textile industry connected to sustainability.

 

At the moment I'm studying textile design at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, Sweden, where I work on many different projects: dyeing & printing, pattern making, weaving, knitting; as well as exploring colours, textures and textiles' possibilities in both artistic and commercial ways. My main focus for the moment is print & pattern design, hand & machine knitting as well as research into sustainable dyeing methods. 

 

Besides dedicating my time to textile design I am also passionate about travelling, learning languages, analog photography, feminism, yoga and plants.

Welcome to my portfolio!

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education
2019 - 2022       BA Textile Design
                    The Swedish School of Textiles
                    University of Borås
                    - Borås, Sweden

2015 - 2017       Sustainable Fashion

                    KEA, Københavns Erhvervsakademi

                    - Copenhagen, Denmark

2008 - 2011       BA History of Religions

                    University of Presoviensis

                    - Slovakia

work experience
2018 - 2019       Junior Knitwear Designer & Stylist
                    Imarit
                    - Copenhagen, Denmark
2014 - 2018       Store Manager
                    Copenhagen Souvenir & Design
                    - CPH Airport, Kastrup, Denmark
2016 - 2017       Fashion & Lifestyle Designer
                    Kara Weaves
                    - Cochin, Kerala, India
skills
textile printing techniques
surface pattern design
knitting technology
sewing
color theory
concept development
branding & marketing
qualifications
Adobe: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
Microsoft Office
Graphic & web design
SEO
languages
Slovak & Czech
English
Spanish
Danish
Swedish
native
fluent
intermediate
intermediate
beginner