Mia Nisbet
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MIA By Mia Nisbet
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I am an upcycled womenswear designer.
I have been working on my collection MIA by Mia Nisbet which fuses recycled fabrics and traditional Malawian textiles to produce a collection that combines the richness of African textiles with western styling. The design concept is ethical fashion that not only unites two cultures, but one that is sustainable and designed to be wearable. This collection is produced in Malawi thus creating employment for the local tailors.
I am also working on Upcycling army surplus clothing to be produced in London.
Career history / Company history:
Oct 2007- Present MIA by Mia Nisbet
Own label ‘Upcycled’ Clothing

• London Chic, Hollywood
• LF Stores, LA
• Junky Styling, Bricklane London
• Adili.com
• Devidoll.com

Mar 2005 – Oct 2007 USC Group Ltd (Stark clothing) - Casual Wear Designer

Aug 2003 – Feb 2005 Michiko Koshino, London - Assistant Designer

June 2004 – Present Freelance work – ‘MIA’ Clothing
Aug 2003- present Freelance work- Cabbages & Roses, London
• Designing and constructing garments
• Print ideas

Nov 2003 Garments used in Danni Minogue music video

Sep 2003 Exhibited collection in DKNY, London

June 2003 Preen, London- Studio Assisatnt

Feb 2003 Styling Tony & Guy fashion show

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At 14:48 on October 20, 2010, Praveen Varshnei said…
Hi Mia

Let us introduce ourselves as an Indian company specializing in 100% Eco friendly handmade Green line Buttons,Toggals,Novelty Items,Handicrafts ,Bags Handles and costume jewelery.Our inspectors check every lot of buttons,handicrafts,gifts and costume jewelery ,buttons are made confirming to social accountability norms.
We do not use child labor.We maintain the quality in buttons, the quality in shipping,and the quality in communication and in all other aspects. Rest assured - you get THE BEST of the finest handmade buttons from India.Buffalo horn,bone,wooden,coconut shell,bamboo etc
Buttons are meant for mens and womens wear. We have catered almost all segments of garment right from just born babies to hi-fashion mens and womens garments ,we have all the infrastructure to cater your needs, we have dedicated staffs with in-depth knowledge of the Buttons business involving themselves right from raw material collection, making ,polishing and shipping.
Product:Clothing Buttons , costume jewelery
Specification: Handmade by Artisans and all are green eco-friendly organic products
Material:Buffalo Horn,Cow Horn,Bone,Wood,coconut shell,Bamboo,Resin,Recycled Plastic etc
Size: 12mm on wards
Production:50000 pieces per month
MOQ:200 pieces
Lead-time: 15 Days
Delivery: Fob N.Delhi
Payment:Advance through Bank Wire ,Western Union
Samples: Available
We offer buttons from US $ 00.08 per piece as opening price point. and the price are much more competitive anywhere else.
Each piece is unique and may vary in shape and look due to natural variations in the horn.
Besides updating our designs regularly, we also have the complete capability of making items in special designs as per your requirements.
Hope to have an opportunity to work with you.
Thanking you in the mean time.
Praveen Varshnei
Email: p_varshnei@yahoo.co.in
web: www.buttonsnatural.zoomshare.com
Linkedin: http://in.linkedin.com/in/prashanthandicrafts
Skype: buttonsnatural
At 14:12 on July 13, 2009, jacqueline said…
hey mia

just saw your message on the africa group re rich mix cinema on the 9th or 10th...what went on there??

i never heard?

At 17:42 on July 8, 2009, Alex Smith said…
Hi Mia,
Would love to make tomorrow but wont be able to, looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd July,
At 15:43 on June 12, 2009, Meaghan Curry said…

Welcome to the Africa Network!

If you have any news, events or information you want to share, please start discussions and engage in dialogue.

Ethical Fashion Forum is trying to build this network to encompass all those interested in sustainable production in Africa, so please encourage interested people to join!

At 11:56 on June 8, 2009, Alice Louise Johnson said…
Hi Mia!

No worries about bringing a friend, tickets are £5 which all go to the charities (but we'd like to invite you free of charge for contributing to our show).

I'll post them this week :)

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