More than sixty years ago, in the small town of Ada, in northern Serbia, Kornel Boldižar’s grandparents had a dream.
What began with the idea of spinning recycled textile yarn has finally become a knitting trade, strong enough to support one generation and inspire the next, and the other after.
In 2006, 29-year-old Kornel took over the company, committed to transforming a shop and two obsolete knitting machines into a new brand of modern streetwear. It will soon grow faster than its ability to finance its own growth.
The 2011/2012 collection would be the turning point, firmly creating KOOI-KNIT on the domestic market, but also creating export opportunities.
Today, KOOI-KNIT has two manufacturing facilities to meet demand.
Not to mention three stores in the biggest cities of Serbia as well as distributors in Austria, Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the time of the loan, Kornel employed 50 people; he expects to create about 20 more jobs.
KOOI-KNIT’s original designs are finding more and more fans, and Kornel and his creative team know that the best is yet to come.