About

We are a professional non-profit organization which supports and develops Slovak fashion ecosystem. SFC was founded in 2011 by award-winning fashion designer Dana Kleinert.

Mission

Our mission is to develop the Slovak fashion ecosystem whilst taking into account both local specifics and needs through the creation of a long-term programme to broaden the educational horizons of students and professionals in the fashion sector, thereby eventually bringing new opportunities pertaining to retail and wholesale – we present Slovak designers at home as well as abroad and we serve as a professional business contact point for the fashion and textile industry both in Slovakia and for international organisations.

Vision

The SFC’s vision is the advancement of the fashion ecosystem in Slovakia through our explicit endeavors to help and assist local designers in the development of their brands, brand expansion and achieving an optimum profit – thus making them a vital part of the respective creative industry and culture. Through these very aims, we strive to build faith in Slovak fashion on a domestic level whilst simultaneously reinforcing strong Slovak fashion design awareness and interest abroad.

 

CEO: Zuzana Bobikova – zuzana.bobikova@slovakfashioncouncil.sk

Her MA degree in Strategic Management combined with experience in creative sector showed her the vision of supporting the young segment of Slovak fashion. Later on together with a successful fashion designer Dana Kleinert she started to create the strategy of support for Slovak fashion industry and since December 2019 runs Slovak Fashion Council (SFC).

 

Founder: Dana Kleinert – info@slovakfashioncouncil.sk

Dana finished her textile design studies in 2001 and since then she built her own brand under her own name Dana Kleinert. After winning the award of Young Creative Entrepreneur from British Council she decided to found Slovak Fashion Council in order to help local fashion designers grow more professionally and faster. In 2013 she was awarded a National Prize for Design.