MANUBA collection GDD 2019
The name is a play on three Polish words: warzywa – vegetables, lniany – made out of linen and warzywniak – a name commonly used for the greengrocers
Is a set of light linen produce bags for fruits, vegetables and dry ingredients frequently bought at greengrocers. The set also includes a larger linen shopping bag. The bags are an alternative solution for plastic bags that are used when shopping for groceries and usually thrown away straight after.
The items’ functionality is improved further by using four different types of cloth for their production. The linen used for the products comes from Polish crops. As a material, linen is much more eco friendly than the more commonly used cotton, not only in the way it is farmed, but also processed as well. Linen fibres are twice as durable as cotton. They have anti-mould and anti-rotting properties, absorb moisture, allow air to circulate as well as conduct heat. Linen textiles can also be boiled and dried in the sun to sterilise. This unique combination of properties makes linen the best textile for food packaging and transportation.
Designer: Weronika Pniewska
Born in 1988 in Toruń, Poland, is a fashion designer. Graduated in Fashion Design at the Łódź Academy of Fine Arts in 2015. She is also a certified Garment Technician, trained at the Vocational Collage of Fashion in Toruń, Poland.
Weronika completed apprenticeships in Maldoror Low Couture, Boy London and Katrien van Hecke fashion studios. She also worked for high street fashion brands including Diverse and Solar. She is currently working on designing and manufacturing her own unique collections of clothing. In addition, she organises and runs workshops for school children and teenagers.