artKanitel

Eco-friendly handprinting workshop

St Petersburg, Russia On Etsy since 2019

artKanitel

Eco-friendly handprinting workshop

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    On Etsy since 2019

    What is this workshop about?

    Kanitel workshop started in 2016 in Saint Petersburg as an association of friends who were interested in making useful and beautiful things using their handprinting and sewing skills. Now there are three girls caring about ecology, individuality and life comfort.
    We try to make something that would replace disposables being not only practical but also good-looking. We respect the principals of the horizontal managenent, where every person in the workshop participates in the ruling process. In our work we often use upcycling and recycling. Worn jeans, old shirts and vintage fabrics belonging to our grandmothers take part in the creative process. We like performing unusual request that would be one and only for our clients.
    Speaking of printing techniques, we use stencil printing and linocut. All the stencils and templates are reusable, which allows us to make small series. There are themes repeating in our creation process - nature, plants and animals, self-care and tolerance.
    Kanitel workshop participated in local markets and exhibitions dedicated to ecology and feminist art. We are supporting local initiatives that we find close to us and our ideas. At the moment we cooperate with several zero-waste stores in Saint Petersburg.

    Shop members

    • Dina

      Maker, Printerperson, Seamstress

      Having a pharmaceutical degree, working as a translator, dreaming of musician career, sewing and printing stuff at the workshop, loving colourful hair, folk dance and ecology. Also creates texts for our social media and owns a guinea pig;)

    • Liza

      Maker, Photographer, Illustrator

      Being an illustrator, creates almost every picture on our goods - from sketches to a completed print. This is more complicated you could imagine:) Takes photos of the stuff and does the photoshop magic. Draws pictures if the photos are not enough.

    • Natasha

      Maker, Seamstress, Photographer

      Has a degree in classical philology, makes really lots of sewing work, not only in the workshop but also some cosplay. Owns two guinea pigs:) Loves makeup stuff and vogue&dancehall dance. A skillful cook and a wonderful English speaker.

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