Why slow fashion?

Slow fashion is the movement of designing, creating, and buying garments for quality and longevity. It encourages slower production schedules, fair wages, lower carbon footprints, and (ideally) zero waste.
As a maker, I make my handmade pieces with the aim of offering myself, and then the others, a quality product that would last longer than the ones we usually buy. Previous experience and my work has taught me to take better care of handmade pieces in order to extend their life and so that these pieces can be passed down from generation to generation.

To put self-pride aside, this is encouraged by the fact that I know how much time and money took to make those handmade pieces. If it takes 20 hours to crochet/knit a sweater (when I’m in the mood) and it costs around 100e in material, how is it possible that other brands produce those pieces in less than a day for 25e?
I encourage you to think about the labour, costs, and production processes that you’re supporting when you buy a LaPetlja crocheted/knitted garment.

Behind the seams

I choose natural materials for my crocheted or knitted products, those that are gentle on our skin and the environment.
In my works you will find 100% wool, a mixture of alpaca wool and merino wool, mohair wool, silk, cotton and linen. These materials are 100% natural, renewable, biodegradable, cozy, and made to last. Kind to you and kind to the planet.

Any leftovers are used for smaller projects.


I always try to use natural packaging materials, safe enough for these unique pieces to arrive safely at your address.