What you'll do
We will be meeting at an agreed spot (cafe) where we'll get acquainted with one another over soft drinks, whilst I'll introduce you to Krakow independent fashion and design scene. After a quick coffee/tea we will make our way on foot to 4-5 local design and fashion shops, where you will be able to meet in person the designers, talk to them about the creation process, ask any questions they may have, see and purchase their products at discounted prices. Shopping is not obligatory, however this experience is primarily designed to those, who wish to buy gifts or souvenirs by supporting a unique high quality local and handmade product, rather than a commercial shopping scene. The shops we visit will include leather products, clothing, pottery, textiles, and home decor items, all either designed and/or produced in Poland. We'll see the work of emerging designers and examples of high class porcelain designs known and esteemed all over the world. The experience is designed to last about 4 hours, subject to the amount of time spent at each shop. The preliminary language will be English, however I am also fluent in Polish and hold conversation skills in French and Spanish.
I left international higher education sector to focus on my long term passion - independent Polish handcraft, design and fashion. Over the past years I have been establishing solid connections within Krakow community of local manufacturers and designers, and as of last year I have been promoting local products through my instagram platform (photos and mini-reportages) and will soon be launching a bilingual blog to spread the message further. I am particularly interested in sustainable practices, consumer awareness, slow philosophy in product making, ethical and zero waste production and supporting local business. I grew up in an artistic environment which has strongly shaped my sensitivity to a creative scene which inevitably helped me in choosing my new path.
As we will be walking for about 4 hrs I have asked the shops we visit to provide you with water/tea/coffee, and toilet access
Where you'll be
We will be visiting little hidden fashion and design shops, from leather crafts through contemporary high class porcelain, to concept stores showcasing a variety of polish object and fashion designers.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience requires walking (may include climbing stairs). The tour will take place regardless of the weather, but we will be taking regular stops and breaks inside the shops.. Drinks and toilet access will be provided throughout the experience.
Krakow hidden design and artisan scene.