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The Founder

Before launching her namesake label in 2005, Ulrika led a successful career as an interior and fashion stylish, traveling the globe with publications such as Vogue and Elle. Ulrika has won several awards such as The Golden Button in 2014, for best designer, Elle award for Best Accessory Brand and Prize of Honour Award.

In 2010 Ulrika founded an independent, biannual print magazine of the same name. Rika magazine is Ulrikas tool to show the world what inspires her, her philosophy. Ulrika looks at women as muses with each issue featuring, and celebrating fearless, strong women in creative industries.

Not one to limit herself, Lundgren’s empire also consists of Maison Rika, an intimate guesthouse that encapsulates the essence of her world. Maison Rika is located across the road from Rika’s flagship store on the historical 9 streets in Amsterdam.

The Rika world is constantly evolving with each new project complimenting the existing. Staying true to her vision, Ulrika only enters projects that she truly believes in.

Rika Studios

Our vision is to create a simple, cohesive wardrobe that will age beautifully. Designed and created consciously, worn religiously, and never to be discarded. A wardrobe to be built on slowly and maintain relevance, each piece carefully constructed and never over-designed.

Each piece is created in close partnership with our European family-run ateliers, with the finest craftsmanship and quality fabrics that are fundamental for our collections of tailored wardrobe staples.

Many of the pieces are cut generously, with an oversized relaxed ease; masculine silhouettes and details pairing seamlessly with feminine tailoring.

Rika Studios is closely connected to Founder and Creative Director, Ulrika Lundgren; her personal style and the inspiration she gains from like-minded women. “I’m very much inspired by the women I have around me; I’m always thinking of their character and style and how they would wear these clothes.”

Keeping the attention on our wardrobe and collaborations we believe in, projects and partnerships are developed from shared visions with artists and creative women around the world.

We strive to continually bring our makers and materials into focus; sharing how we work, the eco-friendly, natural fibres we use and the small family-run businesses whom we couldn’t create without.

Handcrafted in Italy

 

Our knitwear and tailored pieces are where the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail can truly be seen. These pieces are crafted in Italy, in the atelier of Maria-Elena and her mother, Luciana, with their combined years of expertise and dedication. These pieces created in Italy are hand cut, finished and pressed into the perfect fit.

This second-generation women-led business shares our values, taking social and environmental standards seriously. We are very proud of our close relationships with our Italian atelier and enjoy visiting them often.

 

 

Global Textile Certifications

 

The natural materials used in our wardrobe include cotton, linen and wool, all certified as organic and are responsibly sourced and produced.

Each piece is created in close partnership with our European family-run ateliers, with the finest craftsmanship and quality fabrics that are fundamental for our collections of wardrobe staples. The yarns and fabrics we create with are carefully researched and chosen with quality and sustainability at the forefront of our minds.

Our makers have voluntarily obtained certifications including GRS (Global Recycled Standard), GOTS® (Global Organic Tex- tile Standard), OEKO-TEX Standard 100®, circular economy brand Re.VersoTM, FSC (Forest Steward- ship Forest) and RWS (Responsible Wool Standard).

This commitment to these internationally recognised requirements ensure transparency and the creation of high-quality garments with a low impact.

Luxurious natural fibres

 

Our knitwear is made using regenerated wool, including recycled cashmere and merino that is then respun in Italy.

The mohair we use is sourced from South Africa and farmed in accordance with sustainable mohair production guidelines. The farmers adopt a progressive approach to all farming practices, especially animal health and well-being.

 

The Blaze

The centrepiece of our wardrobe; the classic Blaze Shirt is proudly handcrafted in Italy from certified organic Italian cotton poplin.

This is produced in accordance to OEKO-TEX Standard 100®, guaranteed to be free of chemicals which may be harmful to human health, and GOTS® (Global Organic Textile Standard), a respected international authentication of organic cotton that certifies environmentally friendly and socially responsible production at every stage of the process.

 

Vegetable tanning

All leather goods are vegetable tanned, an organic form of colouring the leather that uses a mixture of bark extracts, organic dyes, and fat liquors instead of chromium salts and other metallic based solutions.

Rika Magazine

 

Combining arresting imagery with out-of-the-box features, the beautifully produced title holds its own with the industry’s leading independent players. Each issue has a theme, which is freely interpreted by an array of established and up-and-coming contributors.” Some of those contributors have included Helena Christiansen, Anton Corbijn, Yoko Ono, Sarah Moon, Tallulah Harlech, Patti Wilson and Naho Kubota. A purely editorial publication, Rika Magazine prints only two thousand copies. Each issue is printed with multiple covers, to re-ect the eclectic and diverse inspirations behind the brand and the collections. The issues are optimistic, littered with stunning ideas and imagery, Rika Magazine is perfect for the open-minded creativity lovers of the world.

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