Although our last weeks were marked by an intensive production and preparation time for the next Autumn/Winter 22/23 collection, the world political events overshadowed a lot. In order not to stand idly by, we decided to release our Balaclava series from this very collection earlier than planned and donate 100% of the proceeds to the Ukrainian refugee aid of Mariya Peleshko. She organizes refugee assistance from Kyiv to Krakow. 

On the one hand, balaclavas are currently considered a must-have in the fashion world, on the other hand, they have their historical origins in the Crimean War of 1854 - for this reason we have chosen Balaclavas for this fundraiser. The caps are handmade unique pieces and available in our store and online.

The name comes from their use in the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War in 1854, referring to the town near Sevastopol in Crimea where British troops wore knitted headwear to keep warm. Hand-knitted balaclavas were sent to British troops to protect them from the bitterly cold weather. The British troops depended on this help because their own supplies (warm clothing, weatherproof shelters, and food) did not arrive in time.