Sunday 20th of September 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

Mia Kora Inspired with Conservation Conscience and Fashion Sense

Posted On : September 8, 2020

Oscar Alochi

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Where Art Meets Fashion

MIA KORA (100 Gold Coins) is a collection of scarves and shawls that is centered around the concept of WEARABLE ART.

Some of Mia Kora scarves collections.

A collection of scarves and shawls bridging the gap between art and fashion.

Originally inspired solely by Artist and Mia Kora founder Priya Shah’s artwork, we now have a growing portfolio of talented Artists and designers whose diverse work keeps our collections unique, creating on-trend surface patterns and collections every season.

Priya graduated with a degree in Textiles but started off her career working in a Bronze foundry where she got to experience both 2D and 3D art. She started painting full time and worked as a freelance artist for about 12 years before going back full circle and heading back to her first love… fabric!

Painting A New Trend

Putting her artwork onto beautiful fabrics and wearing them became an addiction. Her paintings and designs adorn Scarves, Shawls, Soft furnishings, Sarees, Wall paper and much more!

Not one to work within boundaries and limitations, Mia Kora has now branched out to being a full scale fabric production house offering digital printing on a variety of fabrics for the Fashion, Art and Interior industries. We are able to offer a wide range of fabrics from synthetic to natural fibres to suit all kinds of creative ventures.

(More information on DIGITAL PRINTING visit Mai Kora website Here).

“I felt restricted with paintings being hung up, with this concept and my training in textiles I could bring them more to life by being able to wear my work and wrap myself in my own comfort bubble.” Priya

Mia Kora Conservation

Born and brought up in Kenya where the wildlife, flora and fauna has become a part of her being, it was natural to become protective of her surrounding ecosystem.  Mia Kora has introduced a charity collection where between 40% – 100% of the profits go towards selected organisations.

Currently we are working with and been a part of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (UK), Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Kenya), Helping Rhinos (UK), Tofauti Foundation (UK), Anne Kent Taylor Fund (Kenya), Heed India (INDIA) as well as the Amboseli Trust for Elephants (Kenya) which has become one of our favorite wildlife conservation projects. Alongside wildlife projects we are now working with local communities, especially women from marginalized communities, providing them with healthcare essentials and education.

For more details on any of our conservation projects please feel free to get in touch with Mia Kora.

London Mia Kora +44 7895711331 info@miakora.com, Kenya Bansi Shah +254733782788 bansi@miakora.com, Tanzania / south Africa Kiran Ahluwalia +254722523966 runninwild@iconnect.co.ke, Australia Neha Shah +61 435 596 630 shahnb01@gmail.com

Stockists

Zoophoria – UK
Trentham Shopping Village, Trentham Estate, Staffordshire,ST4 8AX, UK

Tel: +44 7503 15644

Watlings Gallery – UK
15 East Street, Lacock, Wiltshire SN15 2LF, UK

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) – UK
Saba House, 7 Kings Road, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8JU, UK

Tel: +44 1483 272323

Giraffe Manor – Nairobi (Kenya)
Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi

Solio Lodge – Laikipia (Kenya)
The Safari Collection

Le Sport Boutique – St Lucia
Body Holiday, Cariblue Beach, Castries, St Lucia, west Indies

Rendezvous Boutique – St Lucia
The Landings, St Lucia, west Indies

Emara by Ole Sereni – Kenya
Mombasa Road, Nairobi

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge – Tanzania
Lake Manyara tree Lodge – Tanzania

Bateleur Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya

Kichwa Tembo – Maasai Mara, Kenya

Content courtesy of Mia Kora 

Oscar Alochi

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