Blog — Meet the Maker
We interviewed Laya Fernández Antonio, co-founder of Origen Textil, a textile and natural dye studio in Oaxaca. Laya did all the natural dye for our SS20 collection, and we caught up with her to learn more about the project, the process, and the values behind the brand. This text has been translated from Spanish and edited slightly for clarity and brevity. Photos courtesy of Origen Textil. Words by Laya: I’m from Mexico City. I moved to Oaxaca four years ago, but I had already come here to do a practicum in the Textile Museum of Oaxaca. I was teaching at a university...
Armando Gomez is the talented milliner who handcrafts each of the Miha hats! He is a third generation hatter who has dedicated his life to perfecting his trade and we are fortunate to be able to collaborate with him. The design process begins with us bringing ideas for new hat designs and Armando tempers the proposed designs to ensure better functionality. He creates samples, which we review together to discuss changes and adjustments, before selecting colors of the wool and beginning production. As Armando is instrumental in the design process, he has full rights to sell the new hat styles in...