After a long business career with Schwarzkopf and the hair industry, I knew it was time to finally put my “entrepreneurial hat on” and turn my passion for yarn, craft, color and design into something special.
So after a visit to a trade show in Cologne, Germany and bubbling with inspiration, I got into my “entrepreneurial Ferrari” to embark on a journey to build a business around bringing unique beautiful European products to the North American market. Pollika was born!
Today I work surrounded by beautiful high quality felt and fibers, unique cotton yarn and delicious designer buttons all from my homeland of Holland; gorgeous undyed yarn from the UK; hand-dyed silk fibers and threads from Germany; fabulous shawl pins designed in Switzerland and stunning hand-dyed yarn from a very special fibre artist. Knitting, felting and crochet - it all happens in Pollika’s world!
My daughter has inspired me her whole life. When she was little, I nicknamed her “polleke” - a term of endearment like beetlejuice or pumpkin - simple and cute. Now it is so much more. Pollika represents passion, dedication and never giving up - just like Rebecca’s journey with dance - her chosen profession.
Our Core Values
As Pollika grows and evolves, our Core Values guide us in the way we do business and how we show up every day. They are foundational to everything we do and ground us when the “Ferrari” ride seems a little too fast!
Inspire with Authenticity
Live with Fresh Energy
Speak Honestly. Listen to Hear.
Commit to Quality. Wear the Pants!
Rekindle the Imagination
Hug the Journey
My team and I are excited to partner with you and inspire you. I hope our products connect you back to the reason you started your business and rekindle your imagination with new possibilities to grow and keep doing what you love to do!