From engineering in Switzerland to merino wool in Bulgaria

images 2Mariana Barakchieva, who graduated in journalism and software engineering, lived for some years in Switzerland where she had a decent job, but decided to return to Bulgaria to do something completely different.

She returned to Smolyan, in the Rhodope Mountains, and founded Nanka Creative to produce merino wool clothing.

For the full story, see the November 2023 edition of Textiles Eastern Europe.


Photo: Nanka Creative