My name is Klaudia Stopka-Alatoe, and I am the creator of ‘KLODIEE’ ;Luxury dresses for girls made by hand.
My company already started a long time ago, just as a mere thought in my head. Back then it was also a new time for me, after just arriving in the Netherlands. “Why this country? “. Many people are still asking me this up until today. Probably because I am an incorrigible romantic and I set out on this journey following the love of my life. So here I am, in love with my family and this beautiful water country. The first step I took was finding a job. At the beginning it was quite difficult, but eventually I found an occupation in a small company with a unique selling product-and story that inspired me to create baby clothes. Even back then, my whole idea was just a dream behind the fog, how difficult to implement – at least, that’s what I thought it was. Since then, unknowingly, I was walking with small steps towards sewing and making my dreams come true. My parents were my support at the very beginning, they gave me my first sewing machine. I was pleasantly surprised, when I found out that in my family both my grandmother and my mother sewed, knitted and even crocheted, and now I am the third generation that probably makes all of their (but mostly my own) dreams come true. It was from them that I learned the basics. I am also very grateful to my dad, who taught me how to use the sewing machine. Talking with him, asking him almost everything and when I couldn’t figure it out, he would just show it to me during a video-call. So that was the way that I started, finding a specific job and making baby-steps towards my goal.