Maria Sigma | Woven Textiles is an award-winning textile London based brand specialising in zero waste ethical hand-woven textiles.
Her approach to design is based on the idea of creating aesthetically engaging and functional textiles and objects via Zero Waste design and craftsmanship. By emphasising the raw quality of the materials and texture and removing any superfluous elements, Maria’s work pays close attention to usability and aiming at producing high-quality luxurious sustainable products designed to become timeless heirlooms.
Maria’s concept of textile design and production reflects her dedication to zero waste design/production. She strives to decrease to the minimum yarn waste and unnecessary cuts, carbon footprints, the use of machinery, water and electric energy.
She exclusively uses natural undyed materials. British wool is her material of choice because of its excellent qualities and its transformable character.
For Maria craft is more than just a way of making things; it’s a way of thinking and living in the most sustainable way. She strongly believes that craft will be the necessary opposite to our machine-made digital world and a sustainable alternative to industrial mass-production.
So far Maria has had the honour to collaborate with exceptional interior designers, architects, fashion designers, magazines and galleries such as Susie Atkinson Interior Design Studio, Studio Reed, MAKE Hauser & Wirth Somerset Gallery and Hole & Corner Magazine.
Her vision is to have a sustainable creative craft-based business. In the the next five years Maria aspires to be setting up her own weaving studio/showroom and space for workshops open to the public.