Ana & Gaja Art Gallery: Embracing Art and Sustainable Fashion
In the charming village of Štanjel, nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes, lies our Ana & Gaja Art Gallery, a place where creativity and inspiration intertwine. Together with my mother Ana Hanzel, ceramic artist, we embarked on this artistic journey in the summer of 2017, and little did we know that it would be the birthplace of Fi by Gaja.
Within the gallery's walls, I presented bags and clothing for our beloved customers, who expressed genuine admiration for my work. Their appreciation sparked a realization within me—a vision to create a brand that would not only celebrate fashion but also embody sustainability and ethical practices. And in 2019 my brand was born.
Fi by Gaja emerged from a profound desire to make a positive difference in the world of fashion. I set out to create bags that not only captivate the eye but also honor our precious planet. Driven by my passion for the environment, I made a conscious decision to avoid materials that contribute to pollution and harm our planet. Instead, I sought out eco-friendly, plant-based alternatives that were both remarkable and vegan. Every bag crafted under the Fi by Gaja name tells a story of compassion for the Earth and its inhabitants.
Sustainability, to me, transcends beyond materials. It extends to the very essence of design, with an emphasis on timelessness. I wanted our bags to be cherished for seasons to come, effortlessly complementing different styles and wardrobes. It is in their versatility and enduring allure that Fi by Gaja truly shines.
Equally important is our unwavering commitment to quality. Each bag is meticulously handcrafted with care, ensuring impeccable craftsmanship that will withstand the test of time. I take pride in our local production, supporting our community and fostering a sense of connection between the creator, the product, and its wearer.
At Ana & Gaja Art Gallery, we invite you to immerse yourself in a curated collection of Fi by Gaja bags and accessories, alongside captivating ceramic sculptures and ceramic masterpieces by renowned artist Ana Hanzel.
Her internationally acclaimed sculptures and ceramics showcase a fusion of creativity and craftsmanship, leaving you awe-inspired by their beauty and storytelling.
Joining us on this creative journey is the designer Teja Kodre, the visionary designer behind Karmina. Through her capsule wardrobe principles, she champions a more mindful approach to fashion, reducing waste and embracing timeless style. Together, we strive to make a positive impact on the world of fashion and contribute to a greener, more conscious future.
Join us on this extraordinary journey where art, fashion, and sustainability converge. Together, let's celebrate the beauty of conscious living and make a meaningful impact—one exquisite bag, ceramic masterpiece or fashion garment at a time.
Visit us in Štanjel 1a, we are upen every weekend from 10.30 - 14.30 or make an appointemnt for any other day.