I am very happy to announce that MARIA SIGMA | WOVEN TEXTILES has officially launched as an independent designer-maker weaving brand with the support of Prince's Trust and Virgin Start-Up Scheme. With their support I have invested in a brand new ﬂoor Dobby loom and new studio in East London.
I strongly believe in making ethically conscious textiles. By adhering to a Zero Waste philosophy, I aspire to make hand-weaving an even more sustainable craft. I strive to decrease to the minimum yarn waste and unnecessary cuts, carbon footprints, the use of machinery, water and electric energy. I consider the environmental impact at every stage of the design and making process to the packaging. By emphasising on materials and texture, and removing any superfluous elements, my work pays close attention to usability and aiming at producing high-quality interior products designed to become timeless heirlooms.
In recognition of the support of The Princes Trust and Virgin Virgin Start-Up Scheme I am offering my friends & followers a 35% discount ON ALL ORDERS including existing products & commissions for the whole month of November!
PIECE OF THE MONTH :: THE PHAEDRA THROW
Taking inspiration from the colours of the Cyclades Islands in an endless childhood summer, the Phaedra V2 Throw twists natural shades of white, grey and black simplicity with an Aegean Blue hint in a classic bold twill pattern. This large hand-woven throw with a summer-in-the-inside, zero waste design combines all pure new natural undyed British wool virtues and high production principles with a discreet Aegean blue hand-crochet finishing stitch on both edges that catches the eye - a reflection of our most precious summer memories during long, gloomy, dark winters.