FOUNDER OF MARIA CALLISTO
I’m originally from Nigeria but I have lived in the UK for over ten years. I have always been obsessed with fashion and when I was a child I loved to sew clothes for my dolls! I later went on to study lingerie pattern-making at the London College of Fashion and I launched my own ethically sourced, sustainable, and body positive lingerie label in 2019.
I want to use my platform to empower women, by creating bespoke items for all shapes and sizes alongside my seasonal collections. Sustainability is also important to me and I recycle fabric scraps from local seamstresses and clients’ old wedding dresses to make my pieces. I also donate a portion of Maria Callisto’s earnings to Suffolk Refugee Support so it can continue to support refugee children and women, as they previously supported me.
When I’m not at my sewing machine, I like to read the Game of Thrones books and I’m inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s saying, “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.”