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.
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.
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.
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.
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
ZERO WASTE SCOTLAND
NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
BEFAB BE CREATIVE
SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
And a BIG thanks to all our interns and volunteers