About Us

Rethink Tradition

Experience the magic of Recultured Designs, where colours burst with beauty and tradition comes to life.

Our garments, adorned with bold floral patterns and original embroideries are inspired by the enchanting world of Slavic folklore, blending rich cultural heritage with contemporary fashion.

Each garment is crafted by internally displaced war refugees in Ukraine, providing them with a means of income and a chance to rebuild their lives.

Recultured Designs was established in 2012 by Alexandra Lisiecki, a Detroit-native who was deeply influenced by her Polish heritage. Growing up in a Polish-American home and attending a private Ukrainian school, Lisiecki's love for Slavic history and traditions was ingrained from an early age. Her love for her roots was further cemented during her summer visits visiting family in Lublin, Bydgoszcz and Makow Podhalanski, Poland.

After completing her B.A. degrees in Slavic Studies and Public Relations at Wayne State University in Detroit, followed by an M.A. in Transatlantic Studies at Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Lisiecki combined her practical knowledge with her passion for fashion to establish Recultured Designs.

As the founder and designer, Lisiecki is deeply involved in every aspect of the business, from designing the garments, to managing production, the online store, photography, marketing, and public relations. To create unique designs, she makes bi-annual trips to Poland to source folk fabrics and also collaborate with local folk artists from Poland and Ukraine on exquisite embroidery designs.

Recultured Designs is based out of San Francisco, California.