Velga Krukovska, 42-- Rezekne, Latvia

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Velga's Creations & Interview:

 

How long have you been Upcycling/Refashioning/Recreating Clothing from thrifted textiles?

Since I was a child. My first customer was my only doll.

How did you get started in Upcycling/Refashioning?

As I said before I did it for my only doll. I grew up in an disadvantaged family, clothes were rarely bought. I refashioned my mom`s clothes for myself which she did not wear for a long time

Why do you Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate clothing from thrifted textiles?

I want to prove that sustainable fashion is viable and exciting. I love the idea that I can give second life to useless, unfashionable things and I`m really worried about our planet ecological situation and well-known that new clothing production is harmful for it.

What type of clothing do you like to create and why?

Dresses and skirts. Only woman can to wear them, femininity has great power.

 

What is your favorite textile to Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate from? and why?

Everything that inspires and make motivated to do with it something cool.

What was your favorite project?

I love all my projects, each in its own time. Maybe black and green sweater-coat that I created within my collection "Imago"

I like to describer my Upcycling as:

The main thing is that it is wearable and suits my taste. It depends on raw material/garment, I`m very flexible.