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Meet the sweet PINK PONILO team – and design your own capsule collection

Always dreamed of sewing your own clothes and wearing unique pieces only you have?

Designing and creating your own sustainable wardrobe?

This opportunity is your for you!

During the month you will learn how to sew from scratch and understand the full cloth making process so you can prepare your own capsule collection and refresh your style without buying new clothes.

Sounds amazing, right?

Learn for a month for 1500€. (accommodation and flights not included)
The price for the month is set by each Patron and 100% of the sum goes to them. The platform only adds a 15% service fee at the end to make sure we can go on with the platform and offer you 24/7 support.

An ode to sewing

PINKPONILO is a sewing and fashion studio, established in 2016 with the aim to promote self-made clothing and to raise awareness of the damaging effects of the fast fashion industry.

Viki, Vera and Anna, the ladies behind the community sewing studio will help you learn the secrets of fabric cutting, pattern work, fitting and how to work with the most common sewing techniques.

Their love for sewing and passion for unique and sustainable design will be a great opportunity to create and sew your own sustainable wardrobe.

You will have the chance to work with a soviet Tula machine from 1961, a modern, digital Bernette, or a Veritas from the 1980s.

Also, you will spend a month in their headquarter, the amazing Paloma house hidden in downtown Budapest. The building holds many secrets and today is a shared showroom space which aims to promote Hungarian contemporary design and fine arts.

Why PINKPONILO?

The name PINKPONILO (Pink Ponies) comes from the fact that Anna collected more than 200 pieces during the years. These lovely creatures serve as decoration in the studio and give the space a unique look and feel.

The main mission of the studio is to experiment with reusing textiles, continuously thinking about new fashion techniques and zero waste possibilities.

If you choose this dream the Pink Pony ladies will help you change the way you look at your clothes.

Be part of the fashion revolution

Fashion is the second most polluting industry on Earth, right behind oil. Be part of the movement that wants change in the fashion industry and lead by example with your very own sustainable garderobe.

With PINKPONILO you can do that. The team is proud to say that they have zero textile waste since their foundation.

 

 

What will happen on your Dream?

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You will get help from a professional designer to design your own capsule collection
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You will learn how to design, sew your own capsule collection and also how to repair these pieces
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You will help us fight the fast fashion industry
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You will appreciate your clothes as they will be truly unique
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You will spend an amazing month in Budapest and its cool downtown
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You will spend your days among fabrics and textiles
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You will have time to sit back and relax

How it works?

We connect you with the right people. You choose your dream for the month and get the best service from your Patron.

Need a place to relax? –  A fancy loft, downtown apartment or a traditional house with homey feel? Your call. Choose your home for the month freely or ask our Patrons for their tips. In some cases you need to be close to your Patron so our team is prepared to offer you an amazing place to live and do your dream.

Eat. Drink. Repeat – Be prepared for amazing food and tasting all the time – and some extra pounds. So worry not – you will have a morning espresso and big lunches with your Patron. You will cook, you will eat and you will definitely have fun. Want to taste the local places as well for inspiration? Ask for our tips.

Getting Around – Most of the main sights are easily accessible on foot however you can also try the public transportation. You can either buy single tickets or have a travel card valid for a longer period of time.

Suggested daily budget – 50-60 EUR / 52-62 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in your chosen home, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals with your Patron and using local transportation.)

Welcome to breathtaking Budapest – everything you need to know

“It’s beautiful here. They said that of course, that Budapest is beautiful. But it is in fact almost ludicrously beautiful.”

Anthony Bourdain

Budapest counts as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. You can explore the World Heritage site of Buda castle, visit amazing old churches and squares, take a long walk through beautiful avenues and have a look at the city from the breathtaking bridges.

Split by the Danube river Buda is a quieter, hilly area – a peaceful heaven while Pest has a vibrant nightlife and atmosphere.

Things to explore

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Exciting food scene from amazing street food to Michelin star restaurants you will find a great variety to explore.
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Excellent museums visit some of the classics or dive into the brilliant building of the Parliamant and get to know the story of the famous herbal liqueur, the Unicum during a factory visit
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Thermal baths you can choose from Széchenyi Bath, famous for its Saturday night sparties, a wine tub at Gellért Bath or a rooftop hot tub at Rudas with amazing view over the city
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Mixed neighbourhoods Full of extravagant architecture, rich history, delicious food, and cool places to party; Budapest is always a good idea!
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Ruin pubs a great way to mix with locals and try microbreweries from the region or drink a Fröccs (Spitzer), a unique Hungarian drink that mixes fizzy water and wine

Money Saving Tips

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Eat like a local choose the daily menu for a fix price or shop at a local market
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Forget the Euro Although Hungary is a member of the European Union, the country still uses Forint as its official currency
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Get city passes Plan your visits and ask for discounts.
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Free walking tours Great way to explore the city and get some local tips.