Kalopsia Collective
KALOPSIA COLLECTIVE
21124749_10159105466055386_442264397_o.jpg

Made in Scotland

 

OUR STORY

Kalopsia is a forward thinking Textiles Micro-Manufacturing company which is pushing the boundaries of what and how Textiles production should look like. In 2012, Kalopsia began asking the question “What is Textiles?”. Kalopsia is today is operating as a Social Enterprise in Edinburgh’s port - Leith - a busy creative and cultural area like no other. Kalopsia keeps questioning the industry with goals to increase awareness and knowledge of ecological, ethical and sustainable Textiles.

 
 

CONTEMPORARY TEXTILES

In 2013 we opened up the Kalopsia Gallery which was set-up to showcase works by both local and international creators working in the field of 'Contemporary textiles'. Located in Ocean Terminal, a shopping centre in Leith Edinburgh, the gallery was designed to bring the attention to the use of textiles within conceptual art. 

INNOVATION PROJECTS

After working with Zero Waste Scotland we set up 'The Facility' in 2015 to provide a space for creative organisations and individuals to connect, collaborate and innovate. The Facility space was located in a former commercial unit where it provided studios, a gallery, shop and a textiles production space.

 

 
 
 

Projects and Partnerships

 
 


Below is a selection of our key partnerships and projects over the last few years

624945790_1280x720.jpg

Remantle and Make

Project partner: Glasgow School of Art
Taking waste and adding value through design.
Kalopsia were pleased to collaborate as industry partners with Glasgow School of Art as part of their Remantle and Make project. This project was funded and led by the Royal College of Art and explored the role of maker spacers in the redistribution of manufacturing. 
 

lochhead-vella-at-launch-.gif

Scottish Government Circular Economy - Making things last

Project Partner: Zero Waste Scotland
Kalopsia were proud to host the launch of Scottish Government’s new circular economy strategy - Making Things and were joined in this celebration by EU Environmental Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Environmental Secretary Richard Lochhead.

 

 

 

 
zero_waste_scotland_large.jpg

Textiles Feasibility Study 

Project Partner: Zero Waste Scotland
Working with Zero Waste Scotland, Kalopsia contributed to a feasibility study that looked at waste incurred through manufacturing within the textiles industry. 

instagram_typo.jpg

Gynoïdes

Project Partner: Circus Female Intelligentsia
Kalopsia partnered with the Canadian Director Marie-Andree Robitaille to create a collection of costumes for the international female circus troop in Stockholm, Sweden. 

 
 
 

THE TEAM

 
 

Nina Falk

Kalopsia's Creative Director and Co-founder Nina Falk is a fashion designer and artist. Nina began her first fashion label and shop almost 14 years ago in Stockholm and has since been making products for music videos and TV personalities. In adition she has exhibited work in galleries from MOMA in Moscow to Los Angeles. After moving to the UK she developed Kalopsia's products to reflect the simple elegance that is synonymous with Swedish design.

Adam Robertson

Kalopsia's Managing Director and Co-founder Adam Robertson, is a Pattern and Graphic designer. Adam has been working on design projects for clients such as Nike, British Dance Edition and Edinburgh Science Festival. 
Adam has also worked on conceptual ideas using time lapse constructions making apps and bold prints and brings an innovative way of looking at Textiles.

 

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO

 

ALI GLANVILLE JONES
ALISON BANCROFT
RHONA MILLAR
ANDREW MCMILLAN
RÉIDÍN BEATTIE
RACHEL LOBBAN
LOUISE WEEDEN
DORCAS BAYLISS
ALAN ROBERTSON

LEITH ROTARY
RESILIENT SCOTLAND
PRINCES TRUST
ZERO WASTE SCOTLAND
OCEAN TERMINAL
NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
BEFAB BE CREATIVE
SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
And a BIG thanks to all our interns and volunteers