I was excited for the launch of TAUKO Magazine from the moment the introductory email from co-founder Mila Moisio landed in my inbox back in May 2021.
Described as "a pioneering independent print publication for home sewists and design-oriented crafters around the world" I knew instantly that this new, quarterly sewing magazine, was going to be a perfect fit with The Draper's Daughter.
Mila Moisio and Kaisa Rissanen are the founders of this beautiful new magazine, with headquarters in both in Helsinki and Berlin. Previously they owned and ran an award winning sustainable fashion brand, also named TAUKO, during which time they become very familiar with design, pattern making, collection presentation and international fashion weeks.
TAUKO stands for a break or a pause in Finnish. It describes a strong, silent, and still movement that is almost impossible to notice.
In March 2021 they started planning a new kind of international craft and lifestyle magazine and in November, the first issue of TAUKO Magazine was launched in more than 20 different countries.
Each issue will feature at least 10 sewing pattern designs created by celebrities and newcomers from the sewing community. A carefully curated selection which makes designed clothing accessible to anyone willing to try out sewing and learn new skills.
With actual-size paper patterns, easy guidelines, agile images, and illustrations, they wish to make the sewing experience empowering, exciting and fun.
As well as the patterns, the magazine explores topics including crafts, culture, and climate which are featured in interviews, columns, articles, tips, and recommendations by their international contributors.
You can view both the First and Second Issues by clicking here.