Originally from the countryside in Slovakia, I moved to London to explore different cultures, theatres, art and fashion. The start wasn't easy, coming as a teenager leaving family behind and not speaking English. But I learnt quickly. Through hard work I managed to study fashion and design and then received a Development Award from Prince’s Trust which helped me to start my own company “an Original by Dasha”. I rented a work space with industrial sewing machines in East London and started selling my first baby clothes designs on the markets around London.
I exhibited my work on Baby Show and Top Drawer which led to new contacts and orders from boutiques in the UK and Europe. At that point I realised extra help was needed with production. I contacted a small family business manufacturer in Slovakia and the lovely lady Mrs Kráľová from my village who helped me with crocheted details.
Now I am refocusing my business on online shopping to fit in with busy lifestyles and adventures.