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Ivko was established in 1986 when Danica Komnenic opened a small knitting shop in Sarajevo. She later moved production to Belgrade in the 1990s and grew her small business into a fashion brand.
That’s where North Vancouver resident Neda Abkari comes in. Abkari recently launched a retail website that sells Ivko clothing to the Western Canadian market.
“It’s a very unique type of clothing. I mean, it’s unusual in Vancouver because there’s lots of colours,” she says.
Prices in range from C$135 for a tank top, to $388 for a merino wool jacquard jacket adorned with floral embroidery, to $499 for a printed oversized coat.
Over the past year, Abkari has recruited her daughter and her daughter’s high school friends to put on an Ivko fashion presentation at their home in order to showcase the line to interested buyers.