Gosia Wolinska , founder, designer and creative director of Wolinska London, is a Warsaw born and London based Polish fashion and costume designer.
Founded in 2017, an established history through fine arts, antiques and craftsmanship is the principal spirit behind the brand.
Gosia's inspiration and her creative journey began right in the heart of the home in Warsaw, working alongside her father, training in the arts of antique restoration at his workshop.
Deciding to develop herself as an individual, she boldly moved to London, landing in the fashion world through the involvement of visual merchandising and styling projects.
Creativity through fashion furthered Gosia's enthusiasm in pursuing a formal qualification in Fashion Design with Denmark's TEKO VIA University College, the largest Scandinavian's school. And soon after graduating, began her fashion career in building, Wolinska London.
Combining refined romanticism recognised in artworks and antiques of the Victorian era, with the multifaceted characters of the dramatic arts, Gosia has grown her label through designing costumes for independent theatrical plays and opera performances of Shakespeare classics and subsequently, concentrated on developing a line of Women's Occasion Wear.
Affiliating with the movement of Slow Fashion, Gosia's collections are firmly centred with maintaining sustainable and ethical practices in every aspect of the product lifecycle.
While Wolinska London is the principal focus, Gosia's motivation to create an ethical fashion business incorporates supplementary up cycling projects and offering restorative garment services.
Writing Credit: Hitomi Grace
Our Vision and Believes
We have a responsibility to ensure that we work with manufacturers and suppliers who shares our values and treat their workers fairly and with respect.
For us, sustainability is an ongoing journey. It is commitment and we working hard to make improvements and make better decisions every day as a business.
Each decisions, no matter how small contributes towards economy and society which values people, animals and nature.
We realise we have long way to go and we face new challenges every day, but we will continue working on our commitment to be responsible fashion business focused on designing and making products which maintain their quality and relevance over time.
MATERIALS & PROCESS
Being ethical as a brand and sustainability starts with making conscious decisions to create products that last a long time both in the craftsmanship and design. We are not interested in creating product that promote a short lived trends.
With an aim to reduce waste, we keep all our packaging to a minimum. We use recycling fabric from collection left overs and create our up cycling packaging.
You can help your garment last longer and reduce their environmental impact by caring for them properly.
If there is anything that we can restore or repair for you, please let us know by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not use
-Down or feathers