Friday, December 4, 2009


Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress, said Coco Chanel once. To celebrate this wisdom my small eco-friendly label FABULA launches a collection of accessories to jazz up your winter outfits.

For this line I make affordable cuffs, ruffs and hand warmers from recycled textiles, fabric ends and vintage trimmings. I trawls through thrift shops and flea markets in search of colourful shirts and sweaters, which I then turn into one-of-a-kind pieces. I especially like working with men’s shirts as their masculine stripes look fantastic with feminine lace and opulent vintage ribbons. And they are bigger, which means I have more fabric to work with!!!

My FABULA range of accessories is built on creativity that doesn’t harm the environment. I find ways to repurpose and re-use as many materials as possible. Handmade lacy doilies are combined with silk chiffon and recycled cotton and, viola, a magnificent Elizabethan style (with a nod to Chanel!) set of cuffs and a ruff is born.

Prices for my cuffs, ruffs and hand warmers range between 25 and 55 euro.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea:) The look lovely, well done Anka!