As a young girl, I escaped persecution in Soviet Czechoslovakia alongside my mother in search of a brighter future. Our journey brought us to California, where we faced the daunting challenge of starting anew without a place to call home.

The life of a refugee is a tumultuous one, filled with obstacles at every turn. Securing a stable living situation and finding employment proved to be formidable tasks. For a period of time, we were forced to live in a van, constantly on the move. In the midst of the chaos and uncertainty that surrounded us, I sought solace on the beach.

It was there, amidst the soothing sounds of the waves crashing against the shore, that I discovered true comfort. Wrapped in my cherished blanket, I would lose myself in the scenery of San Diego, capturing its essence through sketches. This experience became the foundation of SKOVA – a collection of outdoor living essentials that draw inspiration from my personal journey.

Each design within the SKOVA collection is meticulously hand-drawn with passion and infused with my personal story. Before finding its way into your hands, every piece is carefully packed by my mother, adding a personal touch to your SKOVA experience.

In retracing the path that brought me here today, I am reminded of the immense voyage my mother and I undertook across continents. This journey shaped the very core of my being, fueling my boundless curiosity for far-off places and igniting a fierce sense of adventure within me. Above all, it instilled in me the drive to create something unique and work persistently towards its success.

With a commitment to artistic craftsmanship and ethically sourced materials, SKOVA offers more than just products. It aims to provide a refuge for individuals seeking solace and inspiration. I invite you to immerse yourself in the world of SKOVA, where every piece is carefully crafted to bring you a sense of tranquility and comfort in the great outdoors.

Artfully made. Ethically sourced… I hope you find refuge in SKOVA.