Photography Luca Chiapatti
Model Sonia Lawicka
Designer Dorit Kozlovski
My name is Dorit Kozlovski - the founder and creative director of DURGA -ethical clothing brand.
Recycling and handcrafting as long as I can remember, in the environment of fast fashion, mass production, modern slavery, poor working conditions, pollution, and climate change I founded the company Dorit Kozlovski OÜ to show the difference by valuing self and all living beings, using what is available, what is organic (fabrics made from crop requiring least or no pesticides and water); and practicing creative waste management (reducing waste by up-cycling and recycling).
There are enough already-produced garments for humanity to live from for at least 500 years. Using materials and textiles already in existence, DURGA’s zero-waste process aims to show that with resourcefulness and imagination, we can collectively reduce the fashion industry’s devastating impact on our environment.
DURGA stands for the revival of ancient handcrafting; upcycling from vintage garments and combining fashion with exclusive hand-painted art - collaborating with emerging artists and tribal artisans (handcrafted materials have been only acquired by traveling and visiting tribal homes, not as an ongoing global business) to offer unique design clothes beyond seasonal trends.
Reiki master and energy healing practitioner, I see fashion in a holistic way and part of spirituality.
Acknowledging that with each individual's healing process the personal responsibility extends to conscious living and choices imagination and making art is part of art therapy that I have used for my personal healing and it is a form of therapy for others, who wish to collaborate with the brand.
To work in a DURGA team means allowing imagination and creativity to unfold as a form of meditation and an effortless process.
My motto is - be creative, repair, redo, swap, listen to oneself, love thyself and notice how the environment changes.
Locally made in Europe with excellent working conditions; one of a kind handcrafted and up-cycled outfits make DURGA truly sustainable.
*All DURGA brand clothing is one of a kind, made with LOVE and CARE involving lots of handcrafting. By that we do not mean using hands while operating a sewing machine :)
Furthermore, I have included energy healing (Reiki and Cosmoenergy), hypnosis (Dolores Cannon method of Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique) and Pendulum Dowsing Services on this site to support Your natural well-being and personal healing that can only be unique to you, just like the fashion on this site.
Our shop also features a selection of vintage and second-hand outfits that are handpicked from local vintage wear-houses and markets or given by the locals to be recycled.
With its namesake derived from the fierce Hindu goddess, DURGA’s mission is to care for our present and future by uniting heart and intellect with strength, righteousness, and joy – a modern business practicing effortless creativity in harmony with nature. With the emphasis not on status, name or power, nor inventing complicated new solutions or materials (still requiring chemicals and water in the reproduction or production process), DURGA aims to empower the daring and environmentally caring beings to show their true colors by catering for their unique physique and personality.
NOW we are offering a never-before-seen service of custom personal wardrobe upcycling to create the edgiest yoga and active-wear outfits for the bold environmentally aware conscious consumers.