Monika started selling her line with us a couple of years ago, and it’s been a great pleasure to work with her and see her line develop. She takes great care to refine her patterns and fits, and she loves to receive feedback from customers as to how to improve her product. She is a dedicated entrepreneur working hard on all aspects of the business and I’m very proud to have Monikova in our stores. – Laura-Jean Bernhardson, CEO and founder of Fresh Collective
Name: Monika Francikova
Occupation: Owner/Designer of Monikova fashion label
Age: who’s counting?
Lifestyle: happy living in Canada, designing and busy with family
What’s a typical day like for you? A typical day is to accomplish the most that I can: samples, production to be ready for delivery into the stores, connecting with people and organizing stuff for the next day. Between all that is a small dog running around chasing paper in the studio, my family is missing me from overseas and trying to get hold of me over Skype at the most inconvenient times. Multitasking is important as time is precious, because when the day is done computer is my best friend in the evening with sleeping family members beside me, exhausted from working all day.
What in your life is really important to you? My health and my family
What would you like to be remembered for? For having been a good person that had a positive influence on others.
What role does fashion play in your life? We must dress every day, no matter what. Fashion has strong impact on us, how we feel and how we protect ourselves from the elements. Fashion is our silent language, our protector. We would not be without fashion.
What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective? Unique styles creative ideas and local product. It’s originality!
What do you have that you want to promote? Clothing line Monikova = life project!
Is there anything else we should know about you? I’m hard worker and always take others into consideration before myself.
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