Maria Sigma: Woven Textile Designer, London UK
“For me, the important thing about my products is that they’re 100% undyed, natural and handmade, with minimal use of energy and machinery,”
says woven-textiles designer Maria Sigma. “That makes them quite unique, and really friendly for humans and the environment.” Maria, who grew up in Athens and spent her summers on a Greek island, has always taken inspiration from her childhood. Surrounded by her great-grandmother’s friends in the summer months, she used to watch them crocheting beautiful pieces for their homes: “That was the beginning of my interest in textiles and craftsmanship.” Her first degree was in textile conservation; later, in London, she specialised in hand-weaving at the Chelsea College of Arts. She is dedicated to “zero waste” design.