Inspiration and Process behind Making the Custom Zagreb Hearts T-Shirt

Inspiration and Process behind Making the Custom Zagreb Hearts T-Shirt

January 09, 2019

It was our vision to make the Croatian Licitar Wearable

Zagreb holds a special place in my heart! 

As many of you know, Michael’s family is from Karlovac which is roughly 50 minutes southwest of Zagreb. While we lived in Karlovac, Michael and I visited Zagreb at least 3-4 times per week as we love the vibe of the city, trendy restaurants and hipster cafes. I quickly grew to love this ever-growing city which holds a special place in my heart.

Zagreb photos by Uppermoda    

To honour our love for this city, we created an Uppermoda designed and custom-made Zagreb Hearts (Licitar) T-Shirt. Our inspiration came from the Croatian tradition of making gingerbread cookies which can be found particularly around this time of the year when Advent is on. We actually attempted to make these beautiful Licitars to hang on our Christmas Tree.

 Uppermoda Making Licitars 

With so many variations of Licitars around Zagreb and Croatia, we decided to create our own varieties, however still stay true to this beautiful Croatian handicraft.

Part of the design process

Croatian Licitar Hearts Sketching in Progress by Uppermoda


We then worked with a graphic designer in Karlovac to bring these beauties to life!

Croatian Licitar Hearts by Uppermoda

You Chose the Final Design

With so many ways to design this shirt, we held a Facebook competition to get your feedback on which one you liked the most! Thanks for your feedback!

Croatian T-Shirt Designs by Uppermoda

You Chose Option B 

Making the Zagreb Heart (Licitar) Wearable

We created a custom made 100% Cotton, red ringer, loose fitting t-shirt as we wanted this to be comfortable and modern. We then worked with our printing partner to put the licitars onto each t-shirt. 

The inspiration, design & creation of our Zagreb Hearts Licitar T-Shirt is 100% Croatian. #madeinCroatia It was a 3 month process from initial sketches to producing a final t-shirt. It’s important to us to ensure quality and uniqueness so that you, our customer, wear Croatia proudly!

Croatian T-Shirt - Custom Made Zagreb Hearts T-Shirt

 Uppermoda Croatian T-Shirts, Zagreb Hearts T-Shirts

We hope you love it!

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to hear more about us and to stay up to date with events we will be attending and what new products we are releasing.

Also, don't forget to sign up to our newsletter for exclusive access to exclusive sales and early releases!

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Latest News from uppermoda

Croatian Diaspora Spotlight Series - Didi Grbešić
Croatian Diaspora Spotlight Series - Didi Grbešić

June 23, 2019

We would like to introduce you to our new spotlight series where we will interview Croatians in the diaspora community who are passionate about keeping Croatian traditions alive. Our aim is to spotlight these wonderful Croatians and also to allow our readers to connect with diaspora from around the world! In our first Croatian Diaspora Spotlight Interview, we interview Didi Grbešić.

Read More

5 Tips When Renting a Car in Croatia
5 Tips When Renting a Car in Croatia

June 11, 2019

Traveling to Croatia soon? Here are Our 5 Tips You Should Know Before Renting a Car in Croatia!

Read More

How to Make Pinca (Sirnica) Croatian Sweet Easter Bread
How to Make Pinca (Sirnica) Croatian Sweet Easter Bread

April 17, 2019

Get the recipe and our tips and tricks of how to make Pinca or otherwise known as Sirnica. We follow a recipe featured in Croatia Week to make this delicious Easter treat. Join us on our journey making Croatian cakes and desserts!

Read More