About Pierogi Picnic:
Pierogi Picnic is scrumptious fashion fun without the ecological heartburn! Each item is handmade using recycled textiles – combining an urban aesthetic with a sustainable spin to bring you clothing and accessories you can be proud to live in.
Inspired by vintage styles, green design, and urban living, Pierogi Picnic strives to create comfortable and stylish clothing for men and women of all sizes. Whether it’s readymade items or custom work – it’s about creating a look that’s as unique as the wearer.
Pierogi Picnic isn’t just about originality, it’s also a brand that raises awareness about living compassionately. It’s about using eco-friendly, cruelty-free materials, that are re-used and re-purposed in both wearable designs and packaging. It’s about volunteering and living a conscious lifestyle. It’s about living, giving, loving and having fun!
About Lydia Krupinski
Pierogi Picnic is the brain child of Lydia Krupinski who is a homegrown Chicagoan with roots in Eastern Europe. Having studied film and media creation at Loyola University and The School of the Art Institute – she never imagined that it would be her clothing designs that would set her creativity ablaze.
In addition to sitting around and fantasizing new ways of using old threads, Lydia is also the co-creator of the urban eco-living guide Sprout Chicago. Beyond sewing and blogging, she spends her days managing volunteers and foster homes for Chicago’s oldest and most respected animal welfare organization – The Anti-Cruelty Society. And when she’s not doing one or all of the above – she can be found singing at Harvest, deepening her faith, cooking vegetarian treats or relaxing at home with her hub, artist David Paul Downs, and their three mischievous pets Peanut, Butter and Tomato.
The Pierogi Picnic site documents Lydia’s creative process as she ventures through the world of indie fashion and craft. Throughout this site she hopes to candidly share the ups, downs, ins, and outs of running a sustainable urban business. The aim is to at once inform, by sharing valuable small business knowledge, and also inspire others to take up their scissors to change the world – one fabric scrap at a time.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8