After graduating from Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm, I started working as a designer in the world of clothes. A few years on I had advanced to chief of design for a large clothing company. But about the same time I began to seriously question fashion and the clothing industry.

 

My bold decision to leave, and embark on a quest to find a more meaningful way to work with clothes, marked the beginning of a journey that turned out to be as exciting as challenging. As I delved into the mystery of 

human and cultural evolution, explored my own identity in-depth and studied the effects of colors, shapes and surface patterns on the human psyche, a deeper understanding of clothes emerged. I re-evaluated what it means to be a designer. As new ways of working gradually unfolded, there was a steady focus on interweaving the inner and outer. Eventually I began to teach others how to use colors, patterns and garment styles as tools on their path to inner growth.

 

Today I call myself a holistic designer. The different facets of my work is the result of my attempt to integrate clothing design, psychology and human evolution.

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Cultural change. Wholeness. Sustainability.

Cultural values are one of the reasons why clothes look the way they do and are so intimately connected to cultural development.

On a personal level clothes fill our shifting needs and our motivation 

to use them changes as we develop. But our beliefs about clothes, and our relationship to them, are going through a transformation.

 

Since the manufacturing of garments is also one of the dirtiest industries in the world, environmental and social issues are forcing us to find new ways.​ But in order to truly contribute in making the clothing industry sustainable, we can't just address external issues. We also need to look at inner development. 

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ANNIKA THOMAS
Holistic designer. Author.
Transformational guide.

My kind of beauty goes beyond the surface...