Uma is an embroidery artist based in the south of France. Her work is focused on upcycling and personalising beautiful garments with hand embroidery. Her illustrations and designs are aimed at celebrating natural beauty, self love and self empowerment.
In the world of fast fashion which creates global social and environmental injustice, she believes in a more mindful design approach; slow creating, slow stitching, slow fashion.
After graduating from Economics studies and working in one of the biggest fast fashion brands she realised the size of this global injustice and taught herself how to embroider to be able to contribute to the zero waste and slow fashion movement.
She is currently working on her upcycling ideas, receiving commissioned orders, teaching workshops and collaborating with local designers.
Embellished Talk– 26.01.2020
La Coquiniere, 17-30 Sept 2020 / Bayonne, FRANCE
The Ethical Assembly, 8-10 Nov 2019 / Lisbon, PORTUGAL
‘Lange Nacht der Illustration’, Graumalerei, 28-29 Sept 2019 / Berlin, GERMANY
‘Femme Future‘, 48H Neuköln, Studio Hertzberg, 28-29 Sept 2019 / Berlin, GERMANY