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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 design studies in Copenhagen, Denmark, and fashion & lifestyle internship in Kerala, India, I've become passionate about slow fashion and its forms and methods, 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 craved deeper understanding about textiles and more 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'm very excited to be one of them.

At the moment I'm studying textile design at Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, Sweden, where I'm working on different projects within material and colour theory, patterns, dyeing & printing, weaving, knitting and exploring various forms, shapes and expressions of textiles, both in commercial and artistic ways.

Welcome to my portfolio and let's keep in touch!

education
2019 - 2022       Textile Design (BA)
                    Textilhögskolan
                    - Borås, Sweden

2015 - 2017       Sustainable Fashion

                    KEA, Københavns Erhvervsakademi

                    - Copenhagen, Denmark

experience
2018 - 2019       Imarit
                    Junior Knitwear Designer & Stylist
                    - Copenhagen, Denmark
2016 - 2017       Kara Weaves
                    Fashion and lifestyle designer
                    (internship)
                    - Cochin, Kerala, India
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