On 26/27 September, Pepavana participated at the Groot Rotterdams Atelier Weekend. Ruivenstraat Studios exist for only two years, not known to the public yet, so the event was an excellent opportunity to draw attention. Due to corona, many artists were not able to attend exhibitions or art fairs, and the support was very welcoming….

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Since weeks I haven't seen anybody except my man, kids, and dog. I cross the town by bike to my studio in the North. Holding my breath when wrong-way drivers pass me, seems rather stressful, but I love the serenity of my workspace with room for Reflections. And even without assignments, I am never out... Continue reading →
early-bird deal
All early-bird deals are at the bottom of this page! Pepavana Experiences What to do when the new projects come to an end before it even started all right? I am revering to the activities for Airbnb Experiences that I developed recently. For many years now, I design and direct textile workshops for kids and... Continue reading →
skills and crafts
Recycling playground. Since the startup of Pepavana in 2007, I have been using second-hand materials and fabrics to design new products and, at the same time teaching kids and adults my recycling skills. That all started at Studio Hergebruik at the Coolsingel in Rotterdam, a playground for recycling products ànd designers, spread out by initiator... Continue reading →
Open Studio Days  We start in the new year with two days open studio with the Prepare-For-Winter Sale. We have discounted bags, hats & gaiters of felted blankets and tweeds — existing ánd new models. Many forgotten items in storage that are worthwhile looking at, can be purchased for €5,- to €25,-. Are you interested in the... Continue reading →

A permanent spot It was only one month ago that I got the opportunity to rent a permanent studio at the Ruivenstraat 39 in Rotterdam after I had to leave my studio on the Noordereiland. I rented Prins Hendriklaan 10-06 on a temporary base, which was excellent for the time being but now I am surrounded…

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The teaching assignment Last week I was asked by Ebami Tom to co-host a sewing workshop at "Made in 4 Havens", a maker space, located in the harbor area of Rotterdam West. Our assignment was to implement several skills and techniques on different levels for a small group of women. Most of them had little sewing... Continue reading →
We can look back at an excellent edition of Meesterlijk 2016. It is a yearly event with the most sympathetic designers and craftsmen that you can find in the Netherlands. Organized by Nicole Unicole. Since 2012 I am promoting the new accessory for high heels on this event and it is starting to pay off, visitors find... Continue reading →

Ich freue mich dich zu sehen Frankfurt 26-28 August 2016 Talents Accessories & Jewellery: Hall 9.2  Stand A 80 Open daily, 9 am to 6 pm Tuesday, 9 am to 5 pm FORM 2016: Hall 9.0 Over the decades since its launch, the FORM – Design from Crafts and Industry – competition has developed into one…

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Special edition Bannerbags for ladies who like to shop and watch photographs. In coöperation with the Nederlands Fotomuseum Pepavana designed a limited edition Bannerbags. The bags are exclusively for sale at the museum (web) shop for a special price. Read all about it here! Continue reading →
bags, hats & gaiters