Lakomy sisters, Patricia and Anna, wearing Apolonia’s Polish Lips design. Photography by Fernando Ulloa, Jr.
Local Polish sisters launch modern and patriotic apparel line
Shelton, Connecticut, August 22, 2017 – Polish sisters from Connecticut launch modern and patriotic apparel line, Apolonia, for other Polish-Americans.
“It’s not what you wear, but being proud of who you are” reads Apolonia’s slogan. Their original, top selling design is the Polish-American Lips. These are white and red, just like the Polish flag and are available in many styles and enjoyed even by those who don’t have Polish roots.
Originally from NYC, the sisters were raised by Polish immigrant parents who came into the country as political refugees. Currently, the family resides in Connecticut. Anna is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Patricia currently attends Southern Connecticut State University.
Anna Lakomy wearing Apolonia’s Polish Fighting Symbol design. Photography by Fernando Ulloa, Jr.
The idea for the lips came spontaneously and was quickly realized by the passionate sisters. Within two weeks their online store was ready and since then, only six weeks later, they have many happy customers and social media followers.
The Lakomy sisters said: “No matter where life takes us a piece of our hearts will always be in Poland. We celebrate that unique part of us with Apolonia.”
Aside from passion and hard work, the sisters attribute a lot of their success to available technology which has allowed them to connect with designers around the world with which to collaborate on their designs. Furthermore, nowadays there are available platforms, such as the one they use, Teespring, that allow people to launch a design and not need inventory as the shirts and tanks are printed as consumers order them.
All Apolonia designs can be seen on https://teespring.com/stores/apoloniaapparel. For Polish historical posts, current events and funny memes, you can follow the sisters and their brand on FB (http://facebook.com/apolonia.community) and Instagram (@apolonia_apparel).
Patricia Lakomy wearing Apolonia’s Polish Lips design. Photography by Fernando Ulloa, Jr.