Bespoke tailoring and dressmaking workshop. Karol Rzeszutko

The history of tailoring in the Krupa family dates back to the 20th century when Antoni Krupa began his vocational training. In 1926 he and his wife Maria opened a tailoring and dressmaking workshop in Buk. Their son Henryk also showed interest in tailoring. In 1963 he opened his own workshop in Poznan.

In the family’s next two generations there were also those who saw their future in tailoring. However, as Henryk’s grandson Karol says, his path to the profession was different than his mother Elżbieta’s:

‘My mum fell in love with the profession, just like my grandfather. History has come full circle – my grandad was trained by his father and my mum was trained by her father.’

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Karol chose to study economy. However, at the age of 25 he completely changed his plan for the future:

‘As soon as I came here, my grandad took me under his wing. Of course, I did not immediately decide I wanted to be a tailor. I tried to enrich this workshop using all the skills that I acquired during my studies, especially in terms of marketing and management. But as soon as I realised that being behind a desk was less attractive for me than watching my grandad work, I asked him to teach me something.’

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Bespoke tailoring and dressmaking workshop. Karol Rzeszutko