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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 her enthusiasm in pursuing a formal qualification in Fashion Design with Denmark's TEKO VIA University College, the largest Scandinavian's University. 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, following by Accessories line soon after.
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. Including people she is agreed working with and always applying her brand values and esthetics.
While Wolinska London is the principal focus, Gosia's motivation to create an ethical fashion business incorporates supplementary upcycling and reworking projects, and simply by mending and restoring old garments and bringing them back to life by creating something unique and one-of-a-kind.
Graced Communications by 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, and they got paid wage that they can live normal life.
All of our Accessories are all made in the House.
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.
Our creations are timeless and non-seasonal.
Mainly created from upcycled, vintage or surplus materials.
With an aim to reduce waste, we keep all our packaging to a minimum.
Our pouch bags are made from various fabrics from recycling centres, collection left overs, off-cuts, or claimed from other designers and create our up cycling packaging.
The boxes that we use are up-cycled too.
You can help your garment last longer and reduce their environmental impact by caring for them properly, and with love.
It's about quality not quantity, thats why our approach is sustainable and we don't want create trends but timeless and non-seasonal designs, that you can pass it on to your daughters.
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 love and respect all kinds of animals and we never use any of the below.
We do not use:
-Down or feathers
Excluding the Vintage items ( that we rework ) they are part of circular economy, we might use vintage items with feathers or leather.
Only apply to Vintage items.