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Article: Hej! This is us

Hej! This is us

Hej! This is us

Studio K was birthed from curiosity and passion. To create from love and for the love to create wearable art was our intention when we began to design, sew and make patterns back in 2016. While we started our first small steps in this ethical business – Rikard sow the first sample with our sowing machine – we were dreaming of turning this hand-made process into something big, something we could share with the world and something we could build our life around. This is where we are now, four years later: our creative outlet has shapeshifted and morphed into a tangible expression, in the form of ethical fashion and since this year we as a couple have grown into a family of four.  

We are Michaela and Rikard, born in Sweden, but currently splitting our time between Bali and Tjockö, a tiny island in the archipelago of Stockholm. We studied Fashion Design and Pattern Making during our University days, but soon after left the industry as the Fashion world in its core did not chime with the values that consolidated increasingly within us over the years: to be of service for humanity and live in harmony with the needs of our planet. Inspired by yoga as a living art form and particularly my journey as a yoga practitioner and teacher evoked the intention for a purpose and value-driven mindset to be married with the desire to create – something that has never left us throughout the years. Studio K is our attempt to interweave the values and principles of yoga, social justice and our deep calling for creating something meaningful and impactful. We are here to create, in accordance, alignment and approval with nature, her cycles and our love for our planet.

Our reality has transformed radically in recent years, we are working hard to build a sustainable and loving cocoon for our art to blossom into a sustainable business whilst simultaneously learning how to mother and father our daughters, Tiki and Poppy. We constantly find ourselves fine tuning, re-calibrating and re-negotiating the relationship between work and home so that we can pour ourselves fully into both worlds. This interplay is a constant act of balance that requires us to set healthy boundaries so that we can stay clear on our mission and walk with integrity. 

With recent events happening in our world and their immense impact on all of our realities we feel more than ever called to use our brand as a platform to educate, create transparency and share what we have learned along this ride. We aspire to speak about #serioussustainability, female empowerment, environmental issues, social change & activism and yoga. We aspire to be an active changemaker in the fashion industry that dare consumers to wear and live their values.

It feels dreamy to witness our ideas in full expression, to move through our resistance and our stories - and that is essentially why we are doing this - to live our lives fully, to stay open to our potential and capacity, to work through the conditioning that is holding us back from standing in our power, to keep the channel open -  so that we can hear our soul's calling. We are a constant work in progress, constantly learning and morphing, and we hope that our wobbly human journey inspires you to live your truth and to listen to your heart's cravings, too.