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Member News: Valentina Karellas features at various pop-ups in London

Valentina Karellas Knitwear

Sustainable knitwear brand Valentina Karellas will be featuring their one-of-a-kind knits at real life events in London

With a focus on using surplus yarn from large scale production that would otherwise go to waste, Valentina Karellas produces one-of-a-kind knitted pieces. The result: each one is a lifelong-lasting, entirely unique London original.

Founder and the creative source behind the brand, Valentina is London born, bred and educated, graduating from the London College of Fashion. She continued her studies to receive a Masters in Advanced Womenswear in Florence.

She lives and breathes an organic lifestyle, a philosophy that carries over to her designs which means no two garments are ever the same.

Valentina Karellas’ commitment is to source yarns and knitting materials that are surplus. Thus reducing the negative impact on the environment from wastage. Through a dedication to collecting every fibre that is produced in their making process, this means that nothing is left behind. 

We waste nothing, keeping all the yarn fibres to create new things is what is most exciting of being zero waste.

Valentina Karellas
Valentina Karellas Platform HQ

The brand is offering the chance for you to see their unique products for yourself! Chosen as one of London’s emerging designers, Valentina Karellas’ will be featuring their collection at 3 local pop-ups.

First up is a pop-up at Platform Hq in West London. The pop-up features a collection of independent fashion and lifestyle designers with a focus on craftsmanship, distinct design and ethical production.

The venue will also be unveiling their Autumn/Winter concept store where you can meet the people behind the brands and hear the stories behind their creations. Open daily 10 am – 7 pm until 7th November

Taking a two-week residency in Brompton, The Crossing concept store will not only feature Valentina Karellas’ products, but you’ll also have the opportunity to see knitwear being made before your eyes! Pop into their village shop to find special pieces that are not on the high street. Open daily 10 am – 6 pm, 8th – 22nd November

Finally, the brand will be alongside other emerging designers, cult brands and established labels at Coal’s Drop Yard. The pop-up celebrates originality, independence, discovery, authenticity, sustainability and serious talent. 3rd – 5th December Friday 12 pm -8 pm Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Valentina-Karellas-The Crossing concept Store

As real-life events begin to resume, they are a great opportunity to get to know the face behind the brand. Discover fantastic UK-made brands and help support their businesses by visiting local pop-us.

Find out more about Valentina Karellas here.

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