NAME: Zuzanna Górska
BACKGROUND: Secondary school
POSITION: Owner, Manager
COMPANY: Creative Laboratory
My Background and Career
I was born in 1983 in Warsaw, where I finished the first degree Karol Szymanowski Music School, and I passed exam to the secondary music school, which I gave up in the first month of the new school year, and decided to move to Subcarpathian village. In Krosno I finished high school and started a degree in physical education, on Warsaw University. Longing for a house in the countryside was stronger, and being on third year I came back to Odrzykoń. Here I met my husband, with whom I ran a ski school, and helped parents on a agricultural farm and camps for children. I also worked in the private office of rehabilitation.
The most important for me was to not go back to the city, and coincidence and circumstances made it successfully and in 2010 we manage to open the Studio, which allows us to maintain, despite the fact, that there is a very poorly economically developed region in the provinces. We employ 8 people, moreover, both myself and my husband have been active in the development of the company. Monthly in our Laboratory we produce around 400 pieces of unique handbags, which are often made according to customer requirements regarding colour, accessories, etc.
Before I opened my studio, I had no experience of tailoring or design, but the enthusiasm and desire and faith and reliability allowed for development of the industry of which previously we had no idea.
Sometimes, more important than education is your character but also happiness, favourable fate. Surely helped me stubbornness, but also the fact that starting an adventure in sewing bags, I was not focused on earnings - because this does not come at once, and it's easy become discouraged when it is not. I was focused on honest and interesting work, sacrifice my time and energy. For enjoyment of everything connected with it.
Hints & Tips
SENTENCE OF LUCK: "Whatever you do, do well and see the end" (Owidiusz)
Unfortunately, I do not know ready-made recipe for success, I think that in any case decide something completely different. In my - a lot of luck, but also a lot of work. Seems to me, that it requires a lot from each other, to be honest in what you do, to be kind to people and do your job well and to the very the end. Because sometimes only at the end it turns out that it was worth.