European Environmental Bureau - EEB about Pat Guzik - KSA
Interview with our graduate of Fashion School, Pat Guzik in European Environmental Bureau.
After finishing her fashion studies, Pat Guzik asked herself what she wanted her own brand to represent. “I knew I always wanted to make something that was about more than just the clothes so I started to educate myself about sustainable fashion.”
At the start of her career, Pat Guzik reached the finals of the Redress Design Awards which gave her the opportunity to work in Hong Kong and meet other designers who were as excited about sustainability as she was. “It was a life-changing experience and a real eye-opener for me proving that us designers can really shape the future we want.“
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She has since returned to Poland to develop her namesake sustainable womenswear brand Pat Guzik, which sees the application of various sustainability concepts in her designs, including zero-waste and up-cycling.
After taking home both First Prize: Redress Design Award 2015/16 with Shanghai Tang, and Special Prize: Redress Design Award 2015/16 with Janet Ma, Patrycja Guzik spent three months in Hong Kong to design an up-cycled capsule collection for Shanghai Tang which was set to hit stores in September 2017.
Patrycja holds a Fashion Design degree from the Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design and a Philosophy and Sociology Studies degree from Pedagogical University of Cracow in Poland. She is also a lecturer of sustainable fashion at Cracow School of Art.
To me sustainable fashion means living in balance. We need to slow down consumption and stop creating new, new, new. We need to change our thinking around clothes and more designers need to show consumers that we are able to make beautiful clothes using old clothes and damaged textiles. – Patrycja Guzik