My name is Heidi Keskitalo, and I come from Pietarsaari, Finland.
I have three kids, a husband and a dog. We are living in an old bakery built in 1932, which has been renovated by us. My educational background is in sewing and clothing design. Firstly I attended artisan studies in sewing and later I continued my studies with a higher education degree in clothing. I have also gained a certification for a qualified entrepreneur.
After my studies I got work experience from a variety of occupations before starting my own business in juni 2012. At that time my children were younger, thus combining business and family life was not as challenging as it is now. During these years as an entrepreneur both my business and my kids have grown up. Two years ago I decided to relocate Risako Fabriik to a bigger place.
So, I have lots of experience in all kinds of sewing materials. I have sewn products from silk, oilfabric, leathr and even fish skin. Making things with my own hands has always been very exciting for me. It is a way of expressing my thoughts and a way to communicate with the environment.
Good and useful material should not go to waste, it is a waste of natural sources. It´s fun to create new ideas and they never seen to stop coming, I always have to try something new. This is a joy for me and I want to share it with you.
– Heidi 29.6.2018 –