Discover the ladies behind Znuggle, our team of crochet ladies who are making the products and our core team who created the innovative way to make Znuggle’s, design the products and dye the wool.
Marica is a lovely lively and dynamic lady who lives in the mountains in the hinterlands of Berane half of the year with her animals. She loves experimenting with new models for the next Znuggle collection. Marica is a passionate crocheter and proud to be part of the Znuggle crochet team!
Biserka’s favorite activity is collecting wild berries and herbs around her katun in the mountains of Bjelasica to sell them on the market once she goes down to her village. She has 3 kids and a sense of humor that doesn’t resist anyone! What she loves the most about Znuggle is that she can crochet the wool of her own sheep!
Borka is the latest addition to our team! She immediately got excited to be able to work for Znuggle and bring some additional income to her family. She is learning at the moment to make our little frogs so if you order one, there is great chance it will be made by her!
Founder & Creative Director
After volunteering with VSO in Vietnam where she saw many handcrafters working on unacceptable wages, Alexandra was looking for the right opportunity to start a fair trade enterprise. She started working with households in rural areas of Montenegro through her ecotourism company Montenegro Eco Adventures, and the day she discovered crochet, she got hooked! It was only a matter of time before Znuggle was born. Alexandra is also the founder of the NGO Zero Waste Montenegro.
Vesna is is totally obsessed with crochet! When she is not teaching English to children or doing creative workshops, works, she makes sure everyone in the Znuggle team follow thoroughly the protocols, works on new products design and controls the quality of each and every Znuggle that is created. In other words, she makes sure that each Znuggle gets in your hand absolutely perfect.
When she can’t sleep at night, Sanja is in her kitchen, experimenting with dyeing wool, testing new types of berries of other natural elements she finds in her region. She just loves it 🙂 When she is not busy making people healthier (Sanja is a doctor), she creates the beautiful colors we use at Znuggle.
Zarko Vucinic is a forestry engineer and children’s book author born in Belgrade, his roots are in the Northern part of Montenegro. His unique ecological trilogy on Dormouse George [Dormouse George’s World of Wonders | Dormouse George and Ghosts of Trifters (Best children’s book in Montenegro in 2017) and Dormouse George in the Trap of Icy Spyridon] was awarded for innovative educational practice at the First Book Festival – Humanism, Culture and Art in Montenegro held in Kotor in 2018. Tara and the Magic Tree is his first book written for Znuggle, featuring George the dormouse and the other Znuggle characters.
Ivana Vujosevic is a graphic designer and illustrator from Podgorica. This is her fifth illustrated children’s book, published in Montenegro, second time working on a book by author Zarko Vucinic and publisher Gligorije Dijak, and first time working with Znuggle. She finished her formative studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje, and is currently working on her master thesis at the Academy of Fine arts and Design in Ljubljana.