I am a designer and maker with a strong focus on sustainability in fashion.
I am passionate about preserving pattern cutting, garment making and craftsmanship skills as well as promoting sustainability in fashion.
I continue to be interested in teaching and passing on traditional skills.
Currently, I provide 1:1 bespoke tutorials for learners in Norfolk (UK).
The 'Re-fashioned by Miriam Drnakova' is a collection of
100% reused and refashioned classic men's shirts.
I rework every shirt individually and every single design is a one-off piece.
I am the founder and designer of The Settler Company
and co-creator of North End Gardens.
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The Settler Company - Handcrafted in Norfolk, UK
The Settler Company was born in 2018 in New Zealand
and it's currently growing in North End Gardens, in Norfolk, UK.
The garments are beautifully and individually made to order.
The clothes respect our environment and are designed to last.
All fabrics are GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard)
and sourced from Europe.
The Settler Company is transparent about what it does, it is a slow fashion sustainable brand and if you want to see what that means
please read more here.
North End Gardens, Norfolk UK
The gardens are being renovated to provide kitchen and flower gardens, an orchard and a large meadow/wildlife area. This involves a substantial designing and planting programme as well as some hard landscaping and will take a few years to complete. Our ( Miriam's & Mark's ) vision is for the garden to help us reduce our environmental impact and support local wildlife.