Michaela Buerger produces her designs with a collective whose mission is to achieve economic empowerment of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This association employs up to 200 impoverished women in their 40s and 50s who handknit over 10,000 intricate designs for Michaela's womens and kids collections for the past six years. The women are also given courses in traditional knitwear to further improve their skills and knowledge for their continual growth.
We feel privileged to grow our brand in association with these women while introducing this unique knitwear to a global fashion audience.
In February, Michaela took designer Michelle Elie of PRIM to Sarajevo where they created their collaboration « The Protectors ». Here are a few behind the scenes images of Michaela and Michelle working on the collection.