Fabric 100% natural silk / Printing method digital bedruckt / Made In Austria

Details Limited Edition, all seasons scarf.

Dimensions 160cm x 80cm

Adela Kuliga, Poland

The scarf’s story

“Adela’s design was strongly inspired by the hospitable character of her culture but also the femininity and ambition she transmits. Her dynamic character and strength are defined by the emphasized lines. Her generosity and hospitality are pictured through the playful shapes. The color white was chosen as a base color to fit the scarf to all situations of Adela’s diverse life, business and casual.”
Designer Gina Drewes.

The flowers on the scarf underline her origin, her heritage, her close connection and the love for her country. At the same time, these flowers bridge some of the most important moments in her life while holding true to her 4 most significant life values: family, friends, career and health. Everywhere she goes, no matter what challenges she faces, Adela finds strength in the memories of her country.  

Production notes:

The design was hand drawn by Gina Drewes an it took 10 hours to visualize it. Adela chose her scarf to be printed on silk material and it was produced in Imst, Austria. The cutting and sewing took place in Vienna with the help of our collaborators from the company DALLA. Andra and Iulia added the final details and the packaging, ensuring high standards in quality and a sustainable regional production.

Adela’s story in a nutshell

Adela grew up in the heart of the Polish mountains. More than just a source of amazement, the high peaks, strong and stable, helped shape an ambitious and energetic character.

In her early twenties, Adela followed her heart to Austria to join her fiancé, while leaving behind her family, friends and career. Resilient by nature, Adela did not allow inconveniences of searching for a job to break her spirit or her commitment to have a good life. Instead she decided to help others in her position. Her goal: generate better career opportunities for all immigrants and bring innovation on the Austrian labor market.

Gathering all her past experiences, skills and knowledge she founded Networking Youth Career.

Today, Adela is a strong pillar for the Austrian society and job market. Her empathy, turned into the largest fair for young migrants, impacting over 2000 people every year engaged with the CareerFAiR and other smaller events connected to this cause. Her impact was recognized, amongst others, by the MiA in 2014.

Story

Adela was a child always fascinated by nature, growing up in in the heart of the mountains. The Polish high peaks were more than just a source of amazement: tall, strong, stable and powerful, they would forever influence the ambitions of the little girl. This symbol of great challenges and safety helped shape an ambitious and energetic character: before graduating from high school, Adela began working, organizing events and festivals. In order to pursue her desired career in marketing at a cosmetics company, the studies became a secondary focus. Soon after, the young woman fell in love and this would once more demand for a shift in priorities. In her early twenties, Adela followed her heart to Austria to join her fiancé, while leaving behind her family, friends and career. That first year turned out to be a year of challenges but, more importantly, a year of self-discovery. The compromises began as she couldn’t speak German. The excitement she used to feel during her dream job in Poland was soon to be replaced with bitter-sweet frustration. Finding work only as a cleaning lady, babysitter or other small student jobs, did not fulfil her hopes. Resilient by nature, Adela did not allow these inconveniences to break her spirit or her commitment to have a good life. She wanted not only to make better opportunities for herself but to be able to help others in her position. She started seeing these jobs not as a burden, but as a very good opportunity to fit better in Austria and to have a more solid ground here. Through these, she could learn about different society levels, about norms and structures. Adela also used this period to learn German. When her relationship ended, she had already strong reasons to stay in Austria. Adela became engaged in mentoring programs for immigrants and gathered experience as a trainer in the integration sector. Soon after, she was fully integrated in the Austrian job market, but she still hoped for more. Her goal was set: to generate better career opportunities for all immigrants and bring innovation on the Austrian labour market.

She gathered all her past experiences, skills and knowledge under one hat and founded Networking Youth Career. Today, Adela is a strong pillar for the Austrian society. Her empathy, turned into the largest fair for young migrants, impact every year the over 2000 people engaged with the CareerFAiR and the other smaller events connected to this cause. Her impact was recognized, amongst others, by the MiA in 2014. For the future, Adela will use the values she learned home to guide her through her journey of reshaping the Austrian job market.

Achievements

  • Mentor in the programm “Mentoring for Migrants” on behalf of The Austrian Chamber of Commerce Austria
  • Ambassador for “ProjectXchange” of Red Cross
  • Founder and Managing Director of Networking Youth Career
  • Organizer of CareerFAiR 2014, with 53 partners, 60 experts and over 1100 participants
  • Organizer of Career FAiR 2013 & of Migration.Economy.Fair
  • With  Networking Youth Career, the team won the “MigAward” 2014.
  • Nominated for the MIA Award 2014
  • “Prize of Viennese Diversity” 2013
  • Trainer for AMS, Austrian Unemplyoment Office
  • Trainer BFI Vienna
  • Columnist in the Polonika, a Polish newspaper

Impact event

Empowering  women through teaching them how and where to network to get better career chances.

Target: empowering women, coming from low -income jobs

Method: a series of events/workshops having Adela as a trainer and expert

Timeline: April 2015

Further details to be announced. If you want to contribute please write an Email to [email protected] or register for our Newsletter to get updates.

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Design brief

I was strongly inspired from the traditional scarves from the southern part of Poland. The scarf reminds of an abundantly set table, which as well underlines Adela’s generosity and hospitality.

Photoshoot

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